Department of Teacher Education

Multi-Age Education (Licensure Program)

Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 12

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Why Choose the Multi-Age Education Licensure Program?

  • Allows students to complete bachelor's degree and licensure in 4 years
  • Students major in their content area, allowing for a deep understanding of the subject
  • Field experience opportunities as early as sophomore year
  • Opportunities to understand student development, motivation, and needs
  • Prepared to work with wide range of ages/grades
  • Paired with a cooperating teaching in final year. First semester: 3 days a week with coinciding courses at Wright State. Final semester: full time student teaching

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 apply for an Ohio Resident Educator Multi-Age license in the concentration area that applies to the candidate's preparation.

Contact Information

Dr. Nimisha Patel
315 Allyn Hall
937-775-4474
nimisha.patel@wright.edu

Academics, Curriculum, and Advising Information

For general questions about our licensure program, admission information, and education courses contact an academic advisor in the CEHS Academic Advising Office.

For advising questions related to your undergraduate program of study, please contact the College of Liberal Arts  or the College of Engineering and Computer Science advising offices.

MA Licensure Program of Study

Admission

Admissions Requirements

  • 2.75 cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA
  • A grade of "C" or better in all required, respective content course
  • A grade of "C" or better in ED 2600, ED 2700, EDS 2900
  • A grade of "P" in ED 2650 and ED 2750
  • Passing scores in each of the following areas:

    • One of the following Reading scores:

      • ACT Reading score of 22 or better
      • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 543 or better
      • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Reading score of 168 or better

    • One of the following Math scores:

      • ACT Math score of 22 or better
      • SAT Math score of 533 or better
      • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Math score of 162 or better

    • One of the following Writing scores: (beginning 2021)

      • ACT Writing score of 6 or better
      • SAT Essay-Writing Dimension score of 5 or better
      • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Writing score of 165 or better

Admission Process

New Students

1

Apply to the University. Choose a major that coincides with teacher licensure you will be applying for, see information above. 

 

Current Wright State Students

2

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.

3

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 1st (for spring admission) to submit final test scores to meet admission criteria.

World Language Testing Information

Registering for the OPI and/or the WPT

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.


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