Career-Technical Licensure


BGSU’s teacher licensure programs are for those who are employed by Ohio school districts to teach career-technical workforce development (CTWD) based upon their work experience in the career field to be taught.  These are the only programs of their type in Ohio that are offered completely online. While online courses demand more self-discipline than traditional courses, they offer the significant benefits of greater scheduling freedom and savings on time and costs of travel. The goal of these licensure programs (previously called “Route B”) is to contribute to your success as a career-technical education teacher.

You may pursue the courses in these programs as an undergraduate or as a graduate student. All undergraduate credits apply to BGSU’s completely online Learning Design and Technology baccalaureate degree program. All graduate credits apply to BGSU’s completely online master’s program in Career Tech Workforce Education.

If you already hold a bachelor’s degree, as you decide whether to take the courses at the undergraduate or graduate level, please consider that many school districts pay teachers with graduate credits or master’s degrees higher salaries. In addition, be aware that once a course is taken at the undergraduate level, it can never be used toward a master’s degree or for any other purpose for which a graduate course is required.