Office of Admission
Bonds Hall, Room 102
(440) 826-8012
(440) 826-2054

Application Instructions -
Licensure Only Program

New students enroll in the teacher licensure programs throughout the year, in the Fall, Spring and Summer terms. It is recommended that you apply for admission at least six weeks prior to the term you wish to enroll.  Candidates for admission are selected based on their academic preparation; interview with members of the Admission Committee; relevant work, community and teaching experience with children and young adults; recommendations from professionals in the field; and personal dispositions/ attributes that support success in an education career.  An admission counselor will work with you throughout the application process.

All application materials should be submitted to:
     Admission Office
     Baldwin Wallace University
     275 Eastland Road
     Berea OH 44017
     Fax 440-826-2054

Required Application Materials


Apply onlineThere is no application fee for online applications. 
You may also print a copy of the application to complete by hand, if preferred. 

College/University Transcripts

Print transcript request forms 
Official copies of ALL undergraduate and graduate college/university transcripts must be mailed directly from each college/university you attended to the BW Admission Office, including courses that may be recorded on another school's transcript. All coursework attempted is part of your academic record and considered in the application process, even if that coursework is no longer consistent with your academic goals. The Admission Committee requires a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or above for the Licensure Only Program. 


Using the online recommendation form, please provide two recommendations from principals, supervisors, teachers or other persons qualified to evaluate your background and potential to pursue a career in teaching. A printed version of the recommendation is also available, if preferred.

Admission Interview 

All candidates for the Licensure Only program meet with a member of the Admission Committee to discuss the teacher licensure program and their goals to pursue a career in education. The Admission Office will contact you to schedule your interview once our application and supporting credentials have been received.

Note to candidates with a criminal record: Candidates with a criminal record will not be eligible to complete the teacher licensure programs at Baldwin Wallace University. The Education Division will not send a student into a school for observation, clinical practice or student teaching if he or she does not have a clear Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) report and a clear Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report.

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