Due to COVID-19, BGSU is temporarily waiving the GRE and GMAT requirements for students applying to any of the University’s graduate certificates and master’s degree programs for summer 2020 and fall 2020.
Graduate application fees for new domestic applicants for the summer and fall semesters will also be waived.
Graduate Certificate - Online
Alternative Resident Educator
If you are an Ohio teacher who has completed the Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute (IPTI) and are currently teaching in Ohio schools under the initial Alternative Resident Educator license, this flexible online program is for you. Graduates will be able to secure the Professional Alternative Resident Educator teaching license from the State of Ohio.
(12 hours core and a 3 hour reading elective) These may be taken in any order
EDHD 6011: AREP Professional Responsibility, Principles & Practices of Teaching (2)
EDHD 6012: Classroom Management & Learning Environments (2)
EDHD 6013: Student Development & Learning (2)
EDHD 6014: AREP Assessment (2)
EDHD 6015: Planning & Preparation (2)
EDHD 6016: Instruction (2)
Reading Course Requirement (3 hours)
Content Literacy Requirement for all Ohio teaching licenses:
EDIS 5120: Content Area Reading for Students with Special Needs (3 hours)
EDTL 4200/5200: Disciplinary Literacy (3 hours) 4-12
Additional Electives in Phonics (only for licensure areas of Interventions Specialists and English)
EDIS 5110: Phonics Instruction for Students with Special Needs (3 hours)
EDTL 6820: Phonics and Word Study (soon to be EDTL 5210) (3 hours)
- Professional Responsibility, Principles & Practices of Teaching
- Classroom Management & Learning Environments
- Student Development & Learning
- Planning & Preparation
Applicants must be Ohio teachers who have completed the Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute (IPTI) and are currently teaching in Ohio schools under the initial Alternative Resident Educator license. Candidates should provide evidence that they are employed by a school district under the ARE license.
Admission to the Alternative Resident Educator graduate certificate is contingent on the completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4-point scale.
Applicants are required to submit scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted.
Submit Your Graduate College Application Online
For Area of Study, select “Certificate” AND “Workforce Education" - Certificate (eCampus)
Note: All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. A $45 nonrefundable application fee is assessed for domestic applications. The international application fee is $75.
Submit scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended to the Graduate College. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree granting institution must be submitted.
Request official transcripts be sent to:
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Applicants must also submit test scores from either the GRE or an OAE content test in an appropriate content area.
International applicants are also required to submit scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA), or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Successful completion of ELS 112 will also be accepted for this requirement.