Teacher Education

Students who seek to obtain a teaching license after graduating with a baccalaureate degree will find that many colleges and universities, including John Carroll University, offer teacher licensure programs at the graduate level either as post-baccalaureate licensure-only programs or as masters of education licensure programs. Four licenses are available in the state of Ohio: Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescent Young Adult, and Multi-Age. To earn these licenses, students take a professional education sequence of courses which includes a student teaching experience. For the Middle Childhood, Adolescent Young Adult, and Multi-Age licenses, there may also be additional course work in the teaching fields depending on the baccalaureate degree. (See description of requirements in this Bulletin.)

John Carroll offers three graduate-level options for earning teacher licensure: the School-Based M.Ed. Program, the Professional Teacher/Initial Licensure Program, and the Post-Baccalaureate Program. The School-Based Program is an eleven-month full-time accelerated program that results in a master’s degree and licensure. The Professional Teacher program also results in a master’s degree and licensure, and can be completed either on a full-time or part-time basis and results only in a teaching license.

Graduate programs are also offered in the fields of school counseling, school psychology, and clinical mental health counseling. These programs lead to a master’s degree and licensure. All of John Carroll University’s licensure programs are accredited by CAEP (formerly NCATE) and CACREP and conform to current Ohio licensure standards.

The detailed organization of the graduate licensure programs and information on licensure requirements can be found in the Graduate Studies Bulletin under the Department of Education and School Psychology and the Department of Counseling.