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The License+Master's Program is designed for adults who have earned a bachelor's or advanced degree, and now want to become a licensed teacher through the State of Ohio.
This program combines undergraduate and graduate course requirements leading to the Master of Arts in Education degree from Baldwin Wallace University.
The License+Master's program stimulates and guides elementary, middle and high school teachers toward higher levels of professional competency and intellectual maturity to assume greater responsibility and leadership in their schools and learning communities. Teachers graduate from the program with a master's degree that is highly respected in the educational community.
BW also offers the Licensure Only Program, which does not lead to a master's degree, but requires post-baccalaureate, undergraduate coursework leading to teacher licensure in Ohio.
Once students have applied and been admitted to the Master of Arts in Education program, an academic advisor in the Division of Education works with each License+Master's student to clarify individual program requirements when previous college work may be considered as transfer credit. The advisor works with the various academic departments to determine transfer equivalencies for coursework taken at other accredited colleges and universities. Any psychology coursework transferred from other schools can not be more than ten years old; and courses in education can not be more than six years old.
The length of time it takes to complete the program varies depending on what the student wishes to teach and how much coursework applies from previous college work. Most students require at least three years to complete the program. Master's courses are offered evenings during the academic year and during the day in the summer. Some undergraduate courses may be available evenings, but most courses and field experience and student teaching must be completed during the day.
Candidates with a criminal record will not be eligible to complete the teacher licensure programs at Baldwin Wallace University. The School of Education 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.