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Admission Process

  • New students enroll in the Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in science teaching program beginning in the summer term.
  • Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in biology or chemistry with a degree completed by May 2018.
  • Students are selected based on their academic preparation, interview with members of the admission committee, recommendations from faculty and/or professionals in the field, and personal dispositions/attributes that support success as a high school science teacher.
  • All MAEd in science teaching students will be paired with a high school teacher who we believe will best help them as they develop their skills as an educator. Formal admission to the program is contingent upon the student receiving an offer of a student teaching/internship placement with a teacher in a partner school district.
  • As a graduate student seeking teacher licensure, you must have a passing score on the State of Ohio life sciences or chemistry licensure exam by Fall of 2018 (most students will be taking this exam during the summer of 2018 as they begin their BW coursework in the program). This assures that candidates have met and understand the science content of their teaching area before they are placed in high school classrooms in the fall and spring semesters. Most students with a bachelor's degree in biology or chemistry are well prepared for this content teaching exam required by the State of Ohio. For guidelines on this exam and how best to prepare for it, please contact Jane Ciuni, licensure specialist in the School of Education, at or (440) 826-2166.

Required Application Materials

All application materials should be submitted to:

Admission Office
Baldwin Wallace University
275 Eastland Road
Berea, OH 44017
Fax: (440) 826-2778


Apply online (no application fee)

Once you apply, you will be contacted by an admission counselor to outline what is needed to complete the application process.

College/University Transcripts

Print transcript request forms. For Baldwin Wallace University students and alumni, the admission office will use academic records already on file with the BW registration and records office. Applicants must request official copies of any academic transcripts not already on file at Baldwin Wallace mailed directly from each school to the BW admission office.

Two Recommendations

Using the online recommendation form, please provide two recommendations from a college professor, high school teacher, supervisor or other person who is qualified to evaluate your background and potential to pursue a teaching license. A paper version of the recommendation is also available, if preferred.

Interview Process

Candidates for the MAEd in science teaching program will meet with a member of the admission committee to discuss the science teacher licensure program and their goals to pursue a career in education. The admission office will contact you to schedule your interview once your application and supporting credentials have been reviewed.

Prior to enrolling in the program, strong candidates will be invited to interview with science teachers in the placement districts to be matched for clinical placements during the academic year.

Criminal Record

When applying for admission to BW School of Education teacher licensure programs, candidates are asked whether they have ever been found guilty of a misdemeanor or felony that was not expunged or sealed. Candidates with a criminal record that has not been expunged or sealed are not eligible for admission to the teacher licensure programs at Baldwin Wallace University.

BW School of Education verifies that students have a clear Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) report and a clear Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report. Forms and details will be provided to all students who qualify for admission to the program. Once enrolled, students must have the same clear reports prior to any school observation, field experience or clinical practice assignment. Although students with an expunged record may be eligible for enrollment and to participate in school placements in BW's Education programs, an expunged or sealed record may impact a student's eligibility to qualify for an Ohio teaching license following completion of the program. Eligibility for a teaching license varies by state and may be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the professional teacher licensing board in that state.