Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Field Experience I Handbook
The programs are designed around the seven standards approved by the Ohio Department of Education and adopted by the Lake Erie College Education Department as indicators of student success.
The State of Ohio has reciprocity with many other states. Although the specifics of teacher licensure vary from state to state, there is sufficient similarity so that Ohio licensure may satisfy even those states where there is no reciprocity agreement. Candidates are responsible for checking the licensure requirements of other states in which they wish to obtain licensure and for fulfilling the requirements within each state's guidelines.
Lake Erie College teacher candidates complete tests required for licensure in the upper quartile of the state with pass rates of 93-100%. To be recommended for licensure by Lake Erie College, students must pass the PRAXIS II tests required by the State of Ohio before they begin their student teaching experience. All educational programs are subject to review by the Ohio Department of Education and may require periodic adjustments. The College reserves the right to make changes to the teacher licensure programs as recommended by the State of Ohio.
Licensure for Degree Holders
A person who already holds a bachelor's degree may acquire a teaching license by completing the requirements for the desired license listed in the Teacher Education Handbook. Degree holders should provide transcripts of their college work to the Dean of the Education Department who will evaluate the transcripts against the license requirements and supply a written list of remaining coursework needed for licensure. In the event that the degree is more than seven years old or if the grade point average is lower than the Lake Erie College Education Department requirements, students may be asked to repeat some courses required for licensure. The professional courses are offered primarily in the daytime to provide opportunity for related field experiences. Therefore, it is necessary for license seekers to be available during the day. The length of time needed to complete licensure requirements will vary, depending upon the type of license desired and the number of courses remaining to be completed.
General Requirements for Admission in Education Program