Education

 

Education Program Requirements

The Division of Education faculty, along with their Arts and Sciences and Conservatory faculty partners, are committed to the development of a strong performance-based program of teacher education. The teacher education curriculum is arranged conceptually around six teacher/ educator attributes: content knowledge, professional knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, diversity, educational technology, and professional dispositions. These six attributes comprise a conceptual framework for guiding the academic experiences of all students. Through a series of professional and self-assessments, teacher education graduates will be able to demonstrate proficiency in each of the six areas.

Teacher Education candidates participate in field experiences, seminars, classes, and assessment and remediation activities. Successful teacher education candidates learn the art of self-reflection and embody the characteristics of all BW students in becoming contributing, compassionate, competent educators.

Field Experiences are developmentally sequenced to allow students the opportunity to explore teaching as a career choice early in their University experience. Initial field experiences include observation, tutoring, and assisting teachers in their classrooms. Before their final year, candidates have not only practiced teaching in their BW classes, they have planned, conducted and evaluated their teaching in an actual school classroom. By completing a series of steps to qualify for each transition point in the program, students are allowed opportunities to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and values to move confidently into their final clinical experience, student teaching.

Dispositions
The faculty in the Division of Education believe that effective teachers possess and develop characteristics, attitudes and behaviors that contribute to their students' success. These include:

  1. Candidates will contribute to a positive climate in both the University classroom and in the P-12 setting.
  2. Candidates will demonstrate mastery of written and spoken language for self-expression and in communication with others.
  3. Candidates are thoughtful and responsive listeners.
  4. Candidates will demonstrate a commitment to reflection, assessment, and learning as ongoing processes.
  5. Candidates will demonstrate a willingness to give and receive help.
  6. Candidates will demonstrate sensitivity to community and cultural norms of the teacher education program, the University classroom, and field/clinical settings.
  7. Candidates will show that they value human diversity and show respect for others' varied talents and perspectives.
  8. Candidates will show that they value the development of critical thinking, independent problem solving, and performance capabilities in himself or herself and P-12 students.
  9. Candidates will demonstrate a commitment to keeping abreast of new ideas and understandings in the field of education.
  10. Candidates will demonstrate a level of responsibility appropriate for a professional.

Students are periodically assessed in class and field work on these dispositions. They are provided feedback to encourage individual growth and development.

The teacher preparation program at Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation includes both undergraduate and graduate programs leading to initial or advanced teacher licensure or endorsement in the state of Ohio.  The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes. The Division of Education is approved for teacher education in the following undergraduate areas:  early childhood education (prekindergarten-grade 3), middle childhood education (grades 4-9), mild/moderate educational needs (kindergarten-grade 12), adolescent young adult education (grades 7-12), for teaching regular academic subjects offered in middle and senior high schools, and multi-age education (prekindergarten-grade 12), for teaching subjects such as foreign language, music, health & physical education, and visual arts.

Licensure
An initial teacher license, valid for four years, will be issued by the State of Ohio to candidates who earn the baccalaureate degree, including the prescribed program of general and professional education courses, and who successfully complete the State License Examinations. This license is required for entry into the Resident Educator Program and may be used for substitute teaching. Although variations exist according to individual majors, the basic professional education requirements include the following courses and their credit-hour values.

Early Childhood Education License (prekindergarten-grade 3)

Computer Code: EDUC


Minimum professional education credits required: 57

For an Early Childhood Education license, a student must major in Early Childhood Education and earn a baccalaureate degree, including the prescribed program of general education, professional education, and curriculum content.

The basic professional education course requirements include the following courses and their credit hour values:

EDU

101

Introduction to Education and Teaching

2 credits

EDU

102X

Introductory Field Experience

0 credits

EDU

103D

Education of Children with Special Needs

2 credits

EDU

114

21st Century Productivity Tools

1 credit

PSY

315

Child Development

4 credits

EDU

203

Theoretical Foundations in Early Childhood Education

3 credits

EDU

204

Phonics and Spelling Development

3 credits

EDU

207

Planning Instruction and Guiding Young Children

3 credits

EDU

210

Family & Community in Early Childhood Education

3 credits

EDU

211D

Exploring Education in a Diverse Society

3 credits

EDU

214

Media Resources for the Education Professional

2 credits

EDU

314

21st Century Classroom Technology

1 credit

EDU

321

Language Development and Emergent Literacy

3 credits

EDU

322

Theory to Practice Lab

1 credit

EDU

323

Processes & Inquiry in Science/Social Studies in Early Childhood Education

3 credits

EDU

330

Assessment and Data-Based Decision Making in Early Childhood Education

2 credits

EDU

333

Reading Instruction in Early Childhood Education

3 credits

EDU

334

Diagnostic & Remedial Reading Methods

3 credits

EDU

337

Mathematics Instruction in Early Childhood Education

3 credits

EDU

480X

Clinical Practice in Early Childhood Education

9 credits

EDU

492

Senior Capstone Seminar

3 credits


The degree earned with a major in Early Childhood Education is a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. in Ed.)

 

To earn an additional license in Mild/Moderate Educational Needs, the Early Childhood Education candidate must complete the following sequence of courses.

EDU

274

Introduction to Students with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs

3 credits

EDU

276

Behavior Management for Students with Mild/Moderate
Educational Needs

3 credits

EDU

347

Mathematics Instruction in Middle Childhood Education

3 credits

EDU

348

Reading in the Content Area

3 credits

EDU

377

Assessment for Students with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs

3 credits

EDU

394

Remediation Across the Curriculum

3 credits

EDU

475

Professional Collaboration and Transition Development

3 credits

EDU

415X B01

Clinical Practice in Mild/Moderate Educational Needs (1/2 semester)

5 credits

EDU

417X A01

Clinical Practice in Early Childhood Education (1/2 semester)

4 credits

 

Middle Childhood Education (grades 4-9)

Computer Code: EDMC


Minimum professional education credits required: 47


For a Middle Childhood Education license, a student must major in Middle Childhood Education, and earn a baccalaureate degree, including the prescribed program of general education, and professional education. In addition, the student must also take the required courses in two of the following teaching fields:

·Reading and Language Arts* (30 hours) (3.0 GPA required)
·Mathematics* (24 hours) (2.5 GPA required)
·Science* (24 hours) (2.6 GPA required)
·Social Studies* (21 hours) (2.6 GPA required)

The basic professional education course requirements include the following courses and their credit hour values:

EDU

101

Introduction to Education and Teaching

2 credits

EDU

102X

Introductory Field Experience

0 credits

PSY

315

Child Development

4 credits

 

OR

 

PSY

325

Adolescent Development

EDU

103D

Education of Children with Special Needs

2 credits

EDU

114

21st Century Productivity Tools

1 credit

EDU

201

Teaching Strategies & Management Skills

3 credits

EDU

204

Phonics and Spelling Development

3 credits

EDU

205

Introduction to Middle Childhood Education

3 credits

EDU

211D

Exploring Education in a Diverse Society

3 credits

EDU

214

Media Resources for the Education Professional

2 credits

EDU

314

21st Century Classroom Technology

1 credit

EDU

340

Assessment of Teaching and Learning

2 credits

EDU

343

Reading Instruction in Middle Childhood Education

3 credits

EDU

348

Reading in the Content Area

3 credits

EDU

334

Diagnostic and Remedial Reading Methods

3 credits

EDU

481X

Clinical Practice in Middle Childhood Education

9 credits

EDU

492

Senior Capstone Seminar

3 credits


*Teaching fields qualify as minors for middle childhood majors.


The degree earned with a major in middle childhood education is a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. in Ed.).


See Division of Education for REQUIRED courses in each area.

 


To earn an additional license in Mild/Moderate Educational Needs, the Middle Childhood Education candidate must complete the following sequence of courses:

EDU

274

Introduction to Students with Mild/Moderate Educational Need

3 credits

EDU

276

Behavior Management for Students with Mild/Moderate
Educational Needs

3 credits

EDU

333

Reading Instruction in Early Childhood Education

3 credits

EDU

337

Mathematics Instruction in Early Childhood Education

3 credits

EDU

377

Assessment for Students with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs

3 credits

EDU

394

Remediation Across the Curriculum

3 credits

EDU

475

Professional Collaboration and Transition Development

3 credits

EDU

415X B01

Clinical Practice in Mild/Moderate Educational Needs
(1/2 semester)

5 credits

EDU

418X A01

Clinical Practice Middle Childhood Education (1/2 semester)

4 credits

 

Adolescent Young Adult (AYA) Education*
(7-12) License and Multi-Age Education*
(prekindergarten-grade 12) License

Computer Code: LYAM




Minimum professional education credits required: 40-41

 

For adolescent young adult and multi-age licenses, a student majors in an academic area and completes courses required for license. Degrees offered include B.A., B.S., and B.M.E., depending upon major.


The basic professional education course requirements include the following courses and their credit hour values:

EDU

101

Introduction to Education and Teaching

2 credits

EDU

102X

Introductory Field Experience

0 credits

EDU

103D

Education of Children with Special Needs

2 credits

EDU

114

21st Century Productivity Tools

1 credit

PSY

325

Adolescent Development

4 credits

EDU

201

Teaching Strategies & Management Skills

3 credits

EDU

206

Introduction to Adolescent Education

2 credits

EDU

211D

Exploring Education in a Diverse Society

3 credits

EDU

214

Media Resources for the Education Professional

2 credits

EDU

314

21st Century Classroom Technology

1 credit

EDU

340

Assessment of Teaching and Learning

2 credits

EDU

348

Reading in the Content Area

3 credits

EDU

350-358

Special Methods in Adolescent Young Adult/Multi-Age Teaching Field

3/4 credit

EDU

487X

Clinical Practice: Adolescent Young Adult Education

9 credits

 

 

OR

 

EDU

490X

Clinical Practice: Multi-Age Education

9 credits

EDU

492

Senior Capstone Seminar

3 credits


*Completing AYA or Multi-Age requirements constitutes a minor in either area.

Licensure Courses
Multi-Age Education (prekindergarten through twelve):
Foreign Languages—French, German, Spanish; Health; Music; Physical Education; and Visual Arts
Adolescent Young Adult Education (grades seven through twelve): Integrated Language Arts; Integrated Mathematics; Integrated Science; Integrated Social Studies; Life Sciences; and Physical Sciences

See Division of Education for REQUIRED courses in each area.

Music Education candidates have a professional education program that varies from the program listed here. See Music Education for details.

 


To earn an additional license in Mild/Moderate Educational Needs, the Adolescent Young Adult/Multi-Age Education candidate must complete the following sequence of courses:

 

 

 

 

EDU

204

Phonics and Spelling Development

3 credits

EDU

274

Introduction to Students with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs

3 credits

EDU

276

Behavior Management for Students with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs

3 credits

EDU

334

Diagnostic & Remedial Reading Methods

3 credits

EDU

343

Reading Instruction in Middle Childhood Education

3 credits

EDU

347

Mathematics Instruction in Middle Childhood Education

3 credits

EDU

377

Assessment for Students with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs

3 credits

EDU

394

Remediation Across the Curriculum

3 credits

EDU

475

Professional Collaboration and Transition Development

3 credits

EDU

415X B01

Clinical Practice in Mild/Moderate Educational Needs
(1/2 semester)

5 credits

EDU

419X A01

Clinical Practice Adolescent Education (1/2 semester)

4 credits

 

Mild/Moderate Educational Needs (K-12) License

Computer Code: EDUD

 

 
Minimum professional education credits required: 75

For an Intervention Specialist license, a student must major in Mild/Moderate Educational Needs
 and earn a baccalaureate degree including the prescribed program of general education,
 professional education, curriculum content, and specialization courses.

The basic professional education and specialization course requirements include the following courses and their credit hour values:

EDU

101

Introduction to Education and Teaching

2 credits

EDU

102X

Introductory Field Experience

0 credits

EDU

103D

Education of Children with Special Needs

2 credits

EDU

114

21st Century Productivity Tools

1 credit

PSY

205

Developmental Psychology

3 credits

EDU

201

Teaching Strategies & Management Skills

3 credits

EDU

204

Phonics and Spelling Development

3 credits

EDU

211D

Exploring Education in a Diverse Society

3 credits

EDU

214

Media Resources for the Education Professional

2 credits

EDU

274

Introduction to Students with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs

3 credits

EDU

276

Behavior Management for Students with Educational Needs

3 credits

EDU

314

21st Century Classroom Technology

1 credit

EDU

321

Language Development and Emergent Literacy

3 credits

EDU

333

Reading Instruction in Early Childhood Education

3 credits

EDU

334

Diagnostic & Remedial Reading Methods

3 credits

EDU

345

Social Studies Instruction in Middle Childhood Education

3 credits

EDU

346

Science/Health Instruction in Middle Childhood Education

2 credits

EDU

347

Mathematics Instruction in Middle Childhood Education

3 credits

EDU

348

Reading in the Content Area

3 credits

PSY

315

Child Development

4 credits

PSY

325

Adolescent Development

4 credits

EDU

377

Assessment for Students with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs

3 credits

EDU

394

Remediation Across the Curriculum

3 credits

EDU

475

Professional Collaboration and Transition Development

3 credits

EDU

484X

Clinical Practice - Mild/Moderate Educational Needs

9 credits

EDU

492

Senior Capstone Seminar

3 credits

Licensure in Other States
Qualification for a teaching license in Ohio is usually sufficient for an initial license/certificate in other states. A majority of states participate in a reciprocal agreement with the State of Ohio. In addition, accreditation by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education may facilitate the securing of a license/certificate outside of Ohio.

Placement and Job Opportunities
Students are required to submit a completed portfolio by the end of the clinical practice experience. The portfolio contains reference letters, final evaluations and evidence of successful teacher preparation and student teaching and is a valuable tool in the interview process.

Information on teaching opportunities may be obtained in the Office of Career Services, not in the Division of Education. Students should study the Job Bulletins which are issued weekly by the Office of Career Services. Students are asked to note the on-campus interview schedules and other teaching opportunities posted on various bulletin boards on campus.

The Office of Career Services assists students with self-assessment, career information and placement. Students are actively engaged in these areas through individual guidance and group programs. Education majors are encouraged to begin their resumes and required portfolios as freshmen or sophomores and pursue internships working with youth or educational organizations throughout their time at the University. Programs such as Survival Skills in Education and Career Roundtable Dinners allow students to network with educators from area schools. Career Services meets with students early and often during their University experience so they may realize their goal of employment upon graduation.

Although Career Services offers valuable assistance to prospective teachers, final job placement resides with the candidate. Both the Division of Education and Career Services are pleased to help; the initiative, however, must come from the candidate.

Field Experience
Many of the professional education courses have planned field experiences. Students are required to spend time in schools in a variety of settings including urban, suburban and rural locations.

In addition to the planned field experiences, candidates are encouraged to secure work experience with youth groups or assist with counseling, playground supervision, club sponsorship, etc. Such activity can provide valuable experience in the preparation of teachers.

Transportation to and from any field-based experience, including clinical practice, is the responsibility of the student. Although the Division of Education will assist with arrangements whenever possible, the student must assume the responsibility both for such transportation and for adequate insurance protection.

Teacher Education Handbook
Each fall the Division of Education prepares and posts to its webpage a handbook entitled "Policies and Procedures for Teacher Education." All students entering preparation for teaching should refer to this handbook on a regular basis.

Admission and Continuation in the Teacher Education Program
Leading to Licensure

Transition Points
Point One: Admission to Baldwin Wallace University
Criteria:

  • The criteria for admission are established by the University officers and published in the current University catalog.

Point Two: Formal admission to the Teacher Education Program (In order to advance to 200 level courses)
Criteria:

  • Have overall GPA of 2.6 in all BW course work with a grade of C or better in all EDU courses
  • Have successfully completed all prerequisite course work including required field experiences for 100 level courses
  • Submit verification of "Good Moral Character" form
  • Submit formal application. (Should be completed by each candidate while enrolled in EDU 101 or available in Division office)
  • Obtain a “clear” Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) report and a “clear” Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report (valid for one year)
  • Obtain a “negative” TB test (valid for one year)

Point Three: Acceptance to Professional Sequence (Methods Courses)
Criteria:

  • Earn overall GPA of 2.6 in all BW course work
  • Have all prerequisite 200 level course work completed including success in required field experiences
  • Earn a cumulative GPA in EDU courses of 2.8 with a grade of C or better in all EDU courses
  • Meet all Teaching Field/Department GPA requirement(s).
  • Obtain a "clear" Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) report and a “clear” Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report (valid for one year)
  • Obtain a "negative" TB test (valid for one year)

Point Four: Acceptance to Clinical Practice
Criteria:

  • Completion of all teaching field coursework
  • Meet all teaching field and department GPA requirement(s)
  • Register for the PRAXIS II (Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests and Subject Assessment/Specialty Area Tests as required by the Ohio Department of Education)
  • Earn a cumulative GPA in EDU courses of 2.8 with a grade of C or better and successful completion of field work in all required method courses.
  • Earn overall GPA of 2.6 in all BW course work
  • Meet all Teaching Field/Department GPA requirement(s)
  • Obtain a "clear" Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) report and a “clear” Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report (valid for one year)
  • Obtain a "negative" TB test (valid for one year)

Point Five: Candidate's Application for 4 year Resident Educator License Signed by Division Chair
Criteria:

  • Completion of all required course work and, if appropriate, all degree requirements
  • Submit passing scores on PRAXIS II (Principles of Learning & Teaching Tests and Subject Assessment/Specialty Area Tests as required by the Ohio Department of Education)
  • Satisfactory evaluation of Clinical Practice
  • Obtain a "clear" criminal identification and investigation report
  • Earn overall GPA of 2.6 in all BW course work
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 in EDU course work
  • Meet Subject/Department area GPA requirement(s)

Point Six: Candidate Earns Professional Educator License
Criteria:

  • Candidate successfully completes Ohio Resident Educator Program

Appeal Procedure

  • Any student has the right to request, in writing, that the Teacher Education Committee review decisions made on the status of his/her candidacy. This committee makes recommendations to the Chairperson of the Division of Education whose decision is final.

Review Procedure

  • All teacher education candidates who do not qualify at any transition point in the program will be counseled by their academic advisor. The advisor may recommend the following types of remediation: additional course work, repeating a course, or other forms of student support. However, candidates are limited to two (2) cases of academic ineligibility, i.e., grades or grade point averages, during his/her enrollment in the teacher education program. If, after two occurrences, a candidate does not meet academic eligibility criteria for continuation in the program, he/she must consider an alternative to teacher licensure. In cases where continuation is in question, the advisor, current faculty members and the Chair may confer to determine a suggested course of action, including withdrawal from the program.

Transfer Courses Policy and Term Limits for Program Completion

  • The Division of Education has a six year time limit on Education (EDU) courses that are to be applied toward teacher licensure. This time limit applies to graduate and undergraduate candidates, and to transfer as well as current and returning students. If the EDU course work is required for licensure, it must have been completed within six years of the candidate’s application for a teaching license. Exceptions to this rule may be made on a case by case basis if adequate course materials are available for review.

Code of Professional Behavior

  • A code of Professional Behavior is outlined for all candidates in the Student Handbook. The Code identifies professional dispositions expected of all pre-service and advanced candidates. Faculty may identify candidates who exhibit behaviors that are inconsistent with the Code and provide a written referral to the Division Chairperson. If a response is warranted, a team of appropriate faculty, field or administrative staff will meet with the candidate to determine an appropriate course of remedial action.

Early Childhood Education License

  • Course Requirements. Early Childhood Education majors must complete the courses as listed on the current "Program Outline".
  • The student majoring in early childhood education must meet the University requirements for a baccalaureate degree and also must satisfy the state and University requirements for licensure as an early childhood education teacher. Early Childhood majors are exempt from the University requirement to complete a minor.
  • Licensure. A provisional teacher license, valid for two years, is available for early childhood education, grades prekindergarten through three. This license shall be required for entry into an Entry Year Program and may be used for substitute teaching.

Early Childhood Education Generalist Endorsement

  • The Division of Education offers an early childhood generalist endorsement valid for teaching all core academic content areas in grades four and five. Those wishing to add this endorsement to the P-3 license must meet specific requirements in mathematics, social studies, science, language arts and pedagogy. The candidate seeking this endorsement must complete the courses listed on the current “Early Childhood Education Generalist Endorsement Program of Study.”

Middle Childhood Education License

  • The Division of Education offers a licensure program for middle childhood education teachers (grades four through nine). Middle Childhood Education teaching fields consist of course work distributed over two of the following curriculum areas:
  • Reading/Language Arts (30 hrs.) (3.0 GPA required)
  • Mathematics (24 hrs.) (2.5 GPA required)
  • Science (24 hrs.) (2.6 GPA required)
  • Social Studies (21 hrs.) (2.6 GPA required)
Category BW Pass Rate State Pass Rate
Professional Knowledge (Principle of Teaching and Learning) 93% 92%
Academic Content Areas (English, math, etc.) 90% 92%

Teaching fields qualify as minors for Middle Childhood students.

Middle Childhood Education Generalist Endorsement

  • The Division of Education offers a middle childhood generalist endorsement valid for teaching all core academic content areas in a self- contained four, five, or six grade classroom. The endorsement may be added to a middle childhood license upon evidence of completion of an additional six semester hours of study in prescribed content areas, plus successful completion of the required Praxis II examination. The student seeking this endorsement should consult with the Middle Childhood Education coordinator and refer to the current “Middle Childhood Endorsement Information Sheet.”

Adolescent Young Adult/Multi-age License

  • Students preparing for an Adolescent Young Adult (AYA) Education License (grades seven through twelve) or for a Multi-Age Education License (grades prekindergarten through twelve) must complete the courses as listed on the current "Program Outline".
  • Selecting Teaching Fields. Selection of a teaching field is an extremely important task for each Adolescent Young Adult Education (grades seven through twelve) or Multi-Age Education (grades pre-kindergarten through twelve) student. A 2.6 grade point average is required for all teaching areas except English and Music Education, where a 3.0 grade point average is required. The Math area requires a 2.5 minimum grade point average. Teaching fields available at Baldwin Wallace are:

Multi-Age Education (grades prekindergarten through twelve)

  • Foreign Language: French, German, Spanish
  • Health
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Visual Arts

Adolescent Young Adult Education (grades seven through twelve)

  • Integrated Language Arts (students major in English
  • Integrated Mathematics*
  • Integrated Science (Note: integrated science is only a university major if completed with the AYA minor)
  • Integrated Social Studies (students major in History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, or Economics)
  • Life Sciences (students major in Biology)
  • Physical Sciences (students major in Physics or Chemistry)
  • Completing AYA or Multi-Age Education course requirements constitutes a University minor. *Students completing the Math program for an AYA Integrated Mathematics license earn a Bachelor of Arts degree rather than a Bachelor of Science degree.

Intervention Specialist License (Kindergarten through grade twelve)
Mild/Moderate Educational Needs

  • A license for Mild/Moderate Educational Needs is currently the only area of Intervention Specialist available at Baldwin Wallace University.
  • A license to teach Mild/Moderate Educational Needs is a major within the Division of Education at Baldwin Wallace University. The student seeking this major must complete the courses listed on the current Mild/Moderate Educational Needs "Program Outline".
  • The student who qualifies for any license listed above in either Early Childhood Education, Adolescent Young Adult Education or Multi-Age Education also may complete a program in Mild/Moderate Educational Needs. The Middle Childhood, Adolescent Young Adult, and Multi-Age Education programs will require additional courses in order to add Mild/Moderate Educational Needs.
  • Each Intervention Specialist license candidate is required to complete a satisfactory student teaching experience.

Praxis II Test Results

  • Praxis Exam pass rates for 2010-11 (the most current available),are provided by the Ohio Department of Education. Rates for BW and the State of Ohio are indicated below.
  • A more detailed analysis of Praxis II performance by BW students can be found on the Baldwin Wallace University Web page at http://www.bw.edu/academics/edu/programs/praxis/.

State License Examination

  • The State Board of Education of Ohio requires the Praxis II Examinations for all candidates seeking licensure at any level - Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, Adolescent Young Adult Education, Multi-Age Education, and Mild/Moderate Educational Needs. The Praxis II examination consists of the Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam and the required Specialty Exam.
  • Candidates currently holding a license and seeking endorsement will be tested only in the areas that they intend to add. Thus, candidates adding a Reading endorsement or the Mild/Moderate Educational Needs license to their current license must take the exam in that area.  License+Master's candidates must take all the required exams for licensure and endorsements.
  • A candidate for licensure may take any or all required exams as many times as needed, provided the candidate fulfills registration and fee requirements for each "retake."

Post-Baccalaureate Program (PB): Licensure Only

The Licensure Only program is designed for candidates who have already earned a Bachelor’s degree, but do not have a teaching license through the state of Ohio. The Licensure Only program combines undergraduate education and content-area courses leading to an initial Ohio teaching license—but not a formal undergraduate or graduate education degree—in one of the following areas:

  • Early Childhood Education (PK–3)
  • Middle Childhood Education (4–9)
  • Adolescent/Young-Adult Education (7–12)
  • Multi-Age Education (K–12)
  • Mild/Moderate Educational Needs (K–12)

Admission criteria: Official transcripts from all institutions attended. Cumulative GPA of 2.75. Application and three letters of reference. Contact the Evening/Weekend Admission Office for materials and details.

License+Master's Program

  • The License+Master's program is an alternative licensure program for a student with a degree and seeking a license. To be admitted to the License+Master's program candidates must hold a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in the final 60 hours of their undergraduate degree. Candidates who hold an overall grade point average of less than 2.75 but greater than 2.6 will be required to take the Miller's Analogies Test to supplement their application.
  •  As a general rule the Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution of higher education fulfills the general education requirements. To obtain licensure the student must complete required undergraduate professional education courses, teaching field courses, student teaching, and some additional graduate courses which replace undergraduate professional education courses. All graduate courses in the MAEd program of study are required for licensure. License+Master's students who have not taken a psychology course will be required to take
  • PSY 100. In addition, they will need to complete the required developmental psychology course(s) in their program.
  • Upon completion of all requirements the student earns a license in the specialty area, a Master's degree, and possible endorsement or licensure in the Master's specialization.
  • The following are the License+Master's programs available at Baldwin Wallace University. Model Program Sheets delineating the requirements for each License+Master's program may be obtained in the Division of Education.
  • Early Childhood Education License with Reading Endorsement.
  • Early Childhood Education License with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs License.
  • Early Childhood Education License with Educational Technology Endorsement.
  • Middle Childhood Education with Reading Endorsement.
  • Middle Childhood Education with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs License.
  • Middle Childhood Education with Educational Technology Endorsement
  • Adolescent Young Adult Education/ Multi-Age License with Reading Endorsement
  • Adolescent Young Adult Education/ Multi-Age License with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs License.
  • Adolescent Young Adult Education/ Multi-Age License with Educational Technology Endorsement.
  • Intervention Specialist License- Mild/Moderate Educational Needs License.
  • Each of these programs is designed for the University graduate who wishes to pursue a course of study leading to licensure/endorsement in each of the above areas. Through a combination of graduate and undergraduate courses, the individual may complete a Master of Arts in Education degree, plus licensure in any of the above areas. The candidate will not be recommended for licensure until all of the requirements are completed and the candidate is eligible for the Master of Arts in Education degree.
  • Details concerning the License+Master's program may be obtained in the Division of Education Office.
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