Multi-age Education (License, M.S.E.)

Prepare yourself for any possibility in the education field.

Completion of our multi-age education licensure program provides you with a provisional license allowing you to teach anywhere in Ohio for grades pre-kindergarten through 12.

And, with four concentrations to choose from, you'll be ready to employ the most innovative methods to guide your students toward a fuller understanding of the subjects that led you to want to share your knowledge with others — to teach

After completing the licensure requirements, you can pursue your master's degree by completing the degree's core requirements and a minimum of 30 semester hours.

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Program Requirements

Applicants to the multi-age education program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  3. A personal statement or résumé.
  4. Results from the GRE or MAT are required for applicants with an undergraduate grade-point average below 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Submit copies of Praxis, or the Ohio Assessment for Educators, passing score(s) results of content area(s).

Applicants must have attained an undergraduate cumulative grad- point average of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who have less than a 2.75 cumulative GPA may be admitted if they achieve a raw score of 40 or higher or a scaled score of 396 or higher on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or scaled scores of 149 or higher on the verbal ability and 4.0 or higher on the analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). For test administrations prior to October 2002, a scaled score of 490 or higher on the analytical ability section is required.

Additional requirements apply for international students.

Academic Requirements

Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my first step in obtaining my multi-age teaching license?
The first step in obtaining a multi-age teaching license is to contact the School of Education Dean's Office at 937-229-3103 for a transcript evaluation. 

How long will it take me to get my teaching license?
After admission to the program, you will need to meet with an advisor to develop a program.  The length of time depends on the individual students' previous course work.

What other requirements do I have to meet besides completing course work for my teaching license?
To be licensed to teach in the state of Ohio, you must show evidence of passing the Ohio Assessment for Educators (as of September 1, 2013) or the Praxis II (prior to August 31, 2013) tests.

What does the multi-age licensure program prepare me to teach?
The multi-age licensure program is designed for those who have an undergraduate degree in a discipline relating to, and wish to teach, either art, music or foreign language grades Prek-12.The program includes course work in a teaching field as well as in education.

Can I apply for a graduate assistantship?
Yes! Learn more >>

How do I learn more about Teacher Education?
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