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M.Ed Initial Licensure: Professional Teacher

The Professional Teacher Initial Licensure program is designed for the adult learner with a liberal arts background and a desire to become a teacher. This accredited teacher preparation program follows the curriculum for the Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Program. This program has the singular goal of providing the adult learner the opportunity to obtain Ohio Teacher licensure as a part-time or full-time student in these areas:

  • Early Childhood
  • Middle Childhood
  • Adolescent and Young Adult

Our Program is Accredited By:

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Ohio Department of Higher Education

To learn more about the Professional Teacher Initial Licensure program, including course of study, and to apply for admission, please visit John Carroll’s Office of Graduate Studies website.

Program Highlights

  • Full- or part-time student status
  • Program completion within five years
  • Field experiences in diverse settings throughout program
  • Two academic semesters in clinical teaching during final year of program
Program Specs

45-66 credit hour program, including master’s degree course of study and a six semester-hour teaching internship

Middle Childhood & Adolescent Young Adult (AYA)

For those pursuing the middle childhood and adolescent/young adult licenses, coursework is required in the specific teaching field. These requirements are determined during individual transcript evaluation. Additional coursework in the content area(s) may be required.

  • Middle Childhood: Preparation for licensure in teaching fields (two required): language arts; mathematics; social studies; or science.
  • Adolescent-Young Adult: Preparation for licensure in: integrated language arts; integrated social studies; mathematics; life science; life science/chemistry; physical science: physics, chemistry, or chemistry/physics.
Comprehensive Exam

Successful completion of a written comprehensive examination is a requirement for the Master of Education degree.

Financial Assistance

Tuition scholarships are available to all candidates who have been admitted to the John Carroll University initial licensure M.Ed. programs. The scholarship reduces tuition for graduate courses by 33%.

  • A limited number of graduate assistantships are available. Graduate assistants are given a tuition waiver for up to 18 credit hours per year plus a stipend. Students are expected to spend 10-20 hours per week working for the department. Graduate assistants aid professors with courses and research.
  • The University’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid offers assistance on student loans.