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M.Ed Initial Licensure: Professional Teacher

The Professional Teacher Initial Licensure program is designed for the adult learner with a liberal arts background and a desire to become a teacher. This accredited teacher preparation program follows the curriculum for the Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Program. This program has the singular goal of providing the adult learner the opportunity to obtain Ohio Teacher licensure as a part-time or full-time student in these areas:

  • Early Childhood
  • Middle Childhood
  • Adolescent and Young Adult

Our Program is Accredited By:

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Ohio Department of Higher Education

To learn more about the Professional Teacher Initial Licensure program, including course of study, and to apply for admission, please visit John Carroll’s Office of Graduate Studies website.

Program Highlights

  • Full- or part-time student status
  • Program completion within five years
  • Field experiences in diverse settings throughout program
  • Two academic semesters in clinical teaching during final year of program

45-66 credit hour program, including master’s degree course of study and a six semester-hour teaching internship

For those pursuing the middle childhood and adolescent/young adult licenses, coursework is required in the specific teaching field. These requirements are determined during individual transcript evaluation. Additional coursework in the content area(s) may be required.

  • Middle Childhood: Preparation for licensure in teaching fields (two required): language arts; mathematics; social studies; or science.
  • Adolescent-Young Adult: Preparation for licensure in: integrated language arts; integrated social studies; mathematics; life science; life science/chemistry; physical science: physics, chemistry, or chemistry/physics.
  • We offer an affordable tuition rate reflecting JCU's commitment to educators. This rate is competitive with other NE Ohio institutions.
  • A limited number of graduate assistantships provide a tuition waiver for 15 credit hours per year, plus a stipend. Graduate assistants are expected to spend 20 hours per week working for the department.
  • Federal student loans are also available, for more information visit Student Enrollment and Financial Services (216.397.4248).