Areas of Study
ONU offers teacher preparation in 16 licensure areas for the state of Ohio. Teacher candidates must complete all degree, major, and licensure requirements to qualify for the initial Four-Year Resident Educator licensure.
Students in the Department of Education major in either Early Childhood (PreK-3) or Middle Childhood (4-9) Education. Early Childhood Education majors may also complete additional course work for the Early Childhood Generalist endorsement to add grades 4-5 to the Ohio teaching license. Middle Childhood Education majors may complete additional course work for the Middle Childhood Generalist endorsement to add grades 4-6 non-concentration areas to the Ohio teaching license.
Additional Teacher Licensure Areas
Students interested in teaching in other areas major in the area of teaching interest and, in the Department of Education, complete the additional course work required for Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA 7-12) or Multi-Age (MA PreK-12) teacher licensure. For example, a student wanting to teach high school biology would major in biology and complete the additional course work required for licensure in the Department of Education.
ONU's degree program in engineering education is the first of its kind in Ohio and one of the first in the nation. The four-year engineering degree prepares graduates to become licensed secondary math teachers but with a more specialized perspective than teachers who have a traditional education diploma. The program combines a general engineering degree with the required education and math courses to earn a teaching licensure in integrated mathematics (7-12).
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