Licensure

Teacher Licenses are regulated by state-level agencies.  Licensure applicants must meet all requirements and  follow all procedures of the state agency from which licensure is sought.  In Ohio, the Ohio Department of Education serves as the licensing agency. The Office of Student and Academic Service verifies that applicants meet the requirements noted on the state licensure application forms.  

Licensure for Current BGSU Students:

Successful completion of one of the degree programs that leads to licensure and any additional requirements for licensure (Praxis scores, etc.) leads to eligibility for licensure. The Office of Student and Academic Services will assist students with the licensure application process.

Please contact:

Janet Hammersmith
102 Education Building
Bowling Green, OH  43043
(419) 372-7289
bgsuedulic@bgsu.edu

All Other Licensure Inquiries:

BGSU can provide assistance for non-BGSU students seeking licensure renewal, initial licensure, etc. This population may include students who have completed a bachelor's degree in a non-education field, current teachers looking to meet different licensure fields, etc.

The process for determining licensure requirements starts with contacting Dr. Eric Myers.  He will determine what additional information is needed to help the prospective student meet licensure eligibility.

For more information regarding licensure for non-BGSU students, contact:

John Sorg
419-372-2697
fax: (419) 372-3993
bgsuedulic@bgsu.edu  

BGSU Currently offers programs that lead to Ohio licensure in the following areas:

  • Early Childhood (preK-3) and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (preK-3) - blended licensure program
    • Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement (4-5) - requires additional course work
  • Middle Childhood (4-9) - includes Middle Childhood Reading Teaching Field
    • Note: TWO Areas of Concentration Required: 
    • Language Arts & Reading
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement (4-6) - requires additional course work
  • Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12)
    • Integrated Language Arts
    • Integrated Mathematics
    • Integrated Sciences
    • Integrated Social Studies
    • Single-Field Sciences:
      • Earth Sciences
      • Life Sciences
      • Physical Sciences: Chemistry
      • Physical Sciences: Physics
    • Dual-Field Sciences:
      • Earth Sciences & Chemistry
      • Earth Sciences & Physics
      • Life Sciences & Chemistry
      • Life Sciences & Earth Sciences
      • Life Sciences & Physics
      • Physical Sciences: Chemistry & Physics
  • Multi-Age (pre-K - 12)
    • Modern Language
      • French
      • German
      • Russian
      • Spanish
    • Classical Language
      • Latin
    • Physical Education
    • Music
    • Visual Arts
  • Career-Technical
    • Integrated Business **
    • Marketing Education **
  • Intervention Specialist
    • Mild-Moderate (K-12) **
    • Moderate-Intensive (K-12) **
  • Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (pre-K - 3)
  • Pupil Services
    • School Counselor *
    • School Speech-Language Pathologist *
  • Administrative Specialist
    • Curriculum/Instruction/Professional Development *
    • Education Staff Personnel Administration *
    • School-Community Relations *
    • Educational Research *
    • Pupil Services Administration *
  • Principal
    • Principal (pre-K - 6) *
    • Principal (4-9) *
    • Principal (5-12) *
  • Superintendent *

* Graduate (master's degree) Program only

** Initial Licensure available via bachelor's degree or master's degree programs