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The Multi-Age Education Licensure Program provides students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree and teaching license at the undergraduate level. Students who have a high interest in World Language (French, German, Spanish, Latin), teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), or Computer Science are able to carry out their passion by teaching their subject of choice to grades Pre-Kindergarten-12.
Students major in their content area and later work through the College of Education and Human Services to complete the Undergraduate Licensure Program. This allows students to develop a strong knowledge in their content and the platform to practice the pedagogy of teaching through various field experiences. Links to specific majors at Wright State University as well as the admissions process for our Licensure Program are listed below.
Once candidates complete the program and pass Ohio-required licensure exams, (and the OPI and WPT exams for World Language candidates), candidates are eligible to apply for an Ohio Resident Educator Multi-Age license in the concentration area that applies to the candidate's preparation as regulated by the Ohio Department of Education. Licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state, and we have not determined if this program meets educational requirements outside of Ohio. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding that state’s licensure or certification requirements.
Dr. Nimisha Patel
315 Allyn Hall
For general questions about our licensure program, admission information, and education courses contact an academic advisor in the CEHS Academic Advising Office.
Be aware that WHEN you took the test is an important factor in determining whether your score meets the minimum criteria for admission, due to revisions that have occurred over time in the ACT, SAT, and Praxis tests. Acceptable Test Scores for Admission to Teacher Education Programs
Apply to the University. Choose a major that coincides with teacher licensure you will be applying for, see information above.
Complete the program application.
Candidates may not enroll in the 4000-level licensure courses prior to admission into the licensure program. No exceptions will be granted.
New cohorts begin in both fall and spring semesters. Applications are due January 15th to begin in the fall and September 15th to begin in the spring.
If your reading, writing, or math ACT/SAT scores do not meet the minimum scores listed above, complete the appropriate ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators test.
Applicants have until June 1st (for fall admission) and November 15th (for spring admission) to submit final test scores to meet admission criteria.
Candidates are required to pass either their respective content-specific Ohio Assessment for Educators, WPT & OPI for non-Latin World Languages, or the Praxis II Test for Latin before they are allowed to begin their Internship Part II: Student Teaching experience. Information on the Ohio Assessment for Educators can be found on the OAE webpage.
World Language candidates are required to obtain the minimum score of “Intermediate High“ (or higher) on both the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT). At this time, there is no state required exam for Latin, therefore, we will require candidates to take the Praxis II Exam in Latin, test code 5601, with a target qualifying score of 150. In addition, an oral interview will be required with a program faculty person.
WSU students should contact Dr. Pascale Abadie of Modern Languages for additional information about the OPI in French, Dr. Elfe Dona for information about German, Dr. Rebecca Edwards for information about Latin, and Dr. Ksenia Bonch Reeves for information about Spanish, before registering for the OPI. WSU students of Spanish may choose to take the OPI by appointment with Dr. Ksenia Bonch Reeves.
All WSU students needing to take the WPT must register for their exam at www.languagetesting.com. Please contact Dr. Melissa Doran to help coordinate your arrangements. Dr. Doran also proctors these exams.
Students needing to take the OPI in French or German need to register for their exam at www.languagetesting.com after having made prior arrangements with Dr. Doran. Students of Spanish may register for the OPI online if arrangements with Dr. Bonch Reeves cannot be made.