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Upon successful completion of the Bachelors of Science in Middle Childhood Education degree the applicant is prepared to complete licensure exams. Students are prepared to apply for a State of Ohio teaching license upon earning passing scores on all applicable licensure exams.
State of Ohio
Initial teaching licenses in the State of Ohio after July 1, 2011 are the Four-year Resident Educator License. Applicants who receive a four-year resident educator license will be required to complete The Ohio Resident Educator Program in order to qualify for a Five-Year Professional Educator License. The Ohio Resident Educator Program is a four-year program focused on support and mentoring for new teachers.
All students must complete the requisite application forms and be recommended by Kent State University in order to receive an educator license. Students must complete and submit the following documents to apply for licensure:
Out of State Licensure
It is recommended students apply for State of Ohio licensure immediately following graduation and completion of required licensure exams. This is because State licensure or program area requirements change and students who do not hold an active license may be held to the new standards. In addition, some states offer reciprocity to individuals who hold an out-of-state educator license. Thus, holding a State of Ohio educator license may be beneficial when applying to teaching positions in other states. Students should review other state teacher licensure policies and procedures to become aware of licensure requirements.
Already Applied for your License?
Applicants and current license holders can review the status of an educator license and/or an educator license application online via the SAFE Web Portal.