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Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure

Start an initial licensure program at Otterbein

Have you always wanted to teach?  Otterbein's post baccalaureate education programs offer non-degree licensure programs at the undergraduate level. A transcript evaluation is completed for every student and an individualized schedule is created which will include the courses and field experiences required for applying for an initial teacher license and meeting the Ohio standard licensure requirements.

Post Baccalaureate Licensure Student Testimonial

Ashley Gruenbaum: Early Childhood 4/5 Generalist teacher candidate 2017
                                                                                                                                               
"The Post Baccalaureate program at Otterbein University has been a great experience for me over the past year and a half. I have had wonderful professors who are there to help me become the best teacher I can be, and push me to limits I did not think were possible. The support system within the education department is immense, and never do you feel alone. I have had wonderful placements throughout my time at Otterbein, and have learned a great deal from them. I will take all of my experiences and knowledge with me as I start approaching the end of my Otterbein experience, and into the real world!" 

Licensure programs available:

Early Childhood Teaching License (PreK-3)

  • Intervention Specialist (PreK-3) - leading to an additional license
  • 4-5 Generalist concentration - leading to an additional license

Middle Childhood Teaching License (Grades 4-9)
Choose two concentrations:

  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts and Reading
  • Science

Opportunity to add the Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement (Grades 4-6)

Qualified students who are interested in an initial Middle Childhood license AND have a Bachelor's Degree may choose to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

Adolescence to Young Adult Teaching License (Grades 7-12)

  • Integrated Language Arts
  • Integrated Mathematics
  • Life Sciences
  • Integrated Social Studies
  • Integrated Science
  • Physical Sciences: Chemistry
  • Physical Sciences: Physics
  • Physical Sciences: Physics & Chemistry

Multi-Age Teaching License (PreK-12)

  • Visual Art
  • Music
  • Spanish

See the PostBacc Program Booklet for more details about courses for all licensure areas, admission requirements, and the Otterbein Education Department mission statement.

Initial Licensure Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have earned a Bachelor's degree and provide official transcripts from all schools attended.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required, content area classes for Adolescence to Young Adult, Multi-Age, and Middle Childhood require a minimum grade point average of 2.75.
  • An interview with the graduate education recruiter.
  • Acceptable test scores which include ACT scores of 20 or higher in English and Math, OR SAT scores of 500 or higher in Critical Reading and Math, OR Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators scores of Math 150 and Writing 162

Graduate Education Personnel

Dr. Kristin Bourdage, Ph.D.
Education Department Chair
e/ KBourdage@otterbein.edu

Dr. Daniel Cho, Ph.D.
Graduate Education Director
e/ DCho@otterbein.edu 

Amy Featherstone
Counselor/Recruiter/ for licensed teachers
e/ afeatherstone@otterbein.edu

Gaby Miller
Administrative Coordinator
e/ gmiller@otterbein.edu

Janin Rosas
Graduate Assistant for Education
e/ janin.rosas@otterbein.edu