The Latin Licensure Program prepares students to seek employment as high school Latin teachers. Students interested in completing the Latin licensure program should major in either Classics or Latin. We recommend a Latin major. Students electing to major in Classical Humanities must complete at least 3 1/2 years of Latin (1 year beyond the major requirement). In the final two years of their undergraduate degree, students will take undergraduate courses in the College of Education and Human Services. At the end of their undergraduate program, students will be assessed for proficiency through a written exam (Praxis II) and an oral interview.
Upon completion of the B.A. in Latin or Classics, students will enroll in the College of Education and Human Services and work towards a Master of Education degree. They will then apply to the state Board of Education for a license.
In addition to meeting requirements for admission established by the Graduate School, applicants must meet content requirements, and pass the appropriate state mandated content examination(s). World language candidates must score “Advanced Low” or better on both the OPI and WPT examinations (this is an accreditation standard).
Contact the college’s Office of Student Services to learn more about the exams. Candidates are required to present an original score report to the College of Education and Human Services for verification and notification to the Graduate School. Do not send score reports to the Graduate School.
Other admissions criteria include the submission of a program application, a writing sample, and reference forms. The program application is a separate application from the Graduate School application. The accrediting agency for teacher education requires a separate consideration of every candidate seeking to be a teacher.
The program application includes a self-assessment and career objective, content verification, and a checklist regarding conviction of certain crimes (which may prevent the candidate from being licensed as a teacher by the state of Ohio). The faculty reserves the right to conduct an admission interview. Please visit with a Teacher Licensure Advisor to learn the details of the admissions process to the program.
Licensure Only Candidates - Initial License and Additional License
Candidates who wish to complete licensure or endorsement requirements at the graduate level but do not wish to pursue a graduate degree may be admitted as licensure candidates with the permission of the department in which the programs are housed. Persons pursuing a teacher licensure program are required to complete the Ohio Department of Education prescribed exams for their intended area of licensure.
Licensure only candidates are typically currently licensed teachers who already hold a Master’s degree and only seek an additional license.
Candidates who are not currently licensed, and wish to be a licensure only candidate are required to complete the same admission criteria stated above.
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