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Licensure Only Program

Baldwin Wallace University is recognized for preparing teachers to be reflective decision makers who are contributing, compassionate, and competent educators.

The Licensure Only Program is a post-baccalaureate program for adults who hold a degree from BW or another accredited college or university, and wish to earn an initial Ohio teaching license without completing a second bachelor's or master's degree.   The Licensure Only Program is undergraduate coursework only, and does not grant admission to the master's program.    

Program Requirements

Application Instructions

Once students are admitted, an academic advisor in the Division of Education works with each Licensure Only student and clarifies individual program requirements when previous college work may be considered as transfer credit. The advisor works with the various academic departments to determine transfer equivalencies for coursework taken at other accredited colleges and universities. Any psychology coursework transferred from other schools can not be more than ten years old; and courses in education can not be more than six years old.

The length of time it takes to complete the program varies depending on what the student wishes to teach and how much coursework applies from previous college work. Most students require at least two and a half years to complete the program. Some courses may be available evenings, but most courses and field experience and student teaching must be completed during the day.

Criminal Record

Candidates with a criminal record will not be eligible to complete the teacher licensure programs at Baldwin Wallace University. The Education Division will not send a student into a school for observation, clinical practice or student teaching if he or she does not have a clear Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) report and a clear Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report.

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