Prepare for teaching licensure with Urbana’s Post Baccalaureate program

Urbana’s post baccalaureate initial licensure program offers students who have completed a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to complete the pedagogical and content coursework needed to apply for a Resident Educator initial license.

In addition to being eligible to apply for licensure in the State of Ohio, those who complete this program will acquire skills required in:

  • Pedagogy
  • Content
  • Methods, Curriculum
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Preparation for the Ohio Assessment for Education (OAE)
  • Clinical Experience (field experience and student teaching)

Post baccalaureate students at Urbana benefit from experienced educators whose purpose is to encourage and contribute to the advancement of knowledge through instruction and research of the highest quality. As students move through the program, they collaborate directly and individually with professors through academic advising and supervision of student research and professional responsibilities.

How long will it take to complete the Post Baccalaureate program?

The time it takes to complete Urbana’s post baccalaureate program is very individualized and depends on how many courses transfer from a previous degree program and how many courses are taken at any given time.

Courses are offered in eight week terms during fall and spring semesters, and four week terms during summer semester. Coursework is offered through a hybrid delivery format consisting of one evening class per week on campus and online, web-assisted assignments. Field experiences are included in many of the courses and occur at one of our twenty partner schools. Post Baccalaureate students may also attend the traditional sixteen week section of a given course. 

What areas of licensure or endorsements does Urbana’s program offer?

The following areas of licensure and/or endorsements are currently offered to Post Baccalaureate students through Urbana’s College of Education:

  • Early Childhood (PK to Grade 3)
  • Middle Childhood (Grades 4 to 9)(Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies)
  • Adolescence to Young Adult (Grades 7 to 12) (Math, Language Arts, Social Studies)
  • Intervention Specialist: Mild to Moderate (Grades K to 12)
  • Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement (9 Semester Hours)
  • Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement (12 Semester Hours)

What are the admission and program requirements?

Students must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with an undergraduate grade point average of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent to be admitted to the program. 

Post Baccalaureate students must complete professional education core in addition to the professional and pedagogical courses for their licensure area.  Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4-9), Intervention Specialist (Mild/Moderate) and Adolescence to Young Adult students must also meet the content area course requirements for their licenses as indicated. 

Note: Courses marked with ** indicate field experience:

Professional Education Component for all majors: 18 Semester Hours        

  • EDP 401 Education in a Diverse Society 3 hours
  • EDP 403 Nature & Needs of Mild/Moderate Students 3 hours
  • EDP 405 Growth and Development 3 hours
  • EDP 421 Child and Adolescent Literature 3 hours
  • EDP 429 Research, Data Management and Evaluation 3 hours
  • EDU 309 Technology in Education 3 hours

Early Childhood Education (PK to Grade 3) concentration: 42 Semester Hours

  • EDP 425 Early Childhood Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment 3 hrs
  • EDU 220 Principles of Early Childhood Education 3 hrs
  • EDU 230 Phonics 3 hrs
  • EDU 330 Principles- Emergent Reading & Writing 3 hrs **
  • EDU 331 Teaching Reading 3 hrs **
  • EDU 431 Diagnostic Reading and Remediation 3 hrs
  • EDU 451 Early Childhood Language Arts Methods 3 hrs **
  • EDU 452 Early Childhood Science Methods 3 hrs **
  • EDU 453 Early Childhood Social Studies Methods 3 hrs **
  • EDU 454 Early Childhood Mathematics Methods 3 hrs **
  • EDU 491 Student Teaching 12 hours

Intervention Specialist: Mild/ Moderate (K to 12) concentration: 12 Semester Hours (content area)

  • EDP 426 IS Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 3 hrs
  • EDP 441 Instructional Strategies for Intervention 3 hrs **
  • EDU 230 Phonics 3 hrs
  • EDU 331 Teaching Reading 3 hrs **
  • EDU 332 Reading in the Content Areas 3 hrs **
  • EDU 431 Diagnostic Reading and Remediation 3 hrs
  • SED 203 Role of the Intervention Specialist 3 hrs **
  • SED 405 Transition and Career Skills 3 hrs
  • SED 413 Management Strategies for Intervention 3 hrs **
  • SED 414 Professional and Collaborative Practices 3 hrs**
  • SED 491 Student Teaching 12 hours

Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4 to 9) concentration: 36 Semester Hours

  • EDP 427 Middle Childhood Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment 3 hours
  • EDP 471 Collaboration and Management 3 hours **
  • EDP 472 Differentiating Curriculum and Instruction 3 hours **
  • EDU 225 Principles of Middle Childhood Education 3 hours **
  • EDU 230 Phonics 3 hours
  • EDU 331 Teaching Reading 3 hours **
  • EDU 332 Reading in the Content Areas 3 hours **
  • EDU 431 Diagnostic Reading and Remediation 3 hours
  • EDU 492 Student Teaching 12 hours

Two content areas: 24 Semester Hours in each area for a total of 48 hours

Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4 to 9) license requires teachers to be highly qualified in two of the four major content areas: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Middle Childhood post baccalaureate students can use content courses completed as part of their undergraduate degree with a grade of “C” or better to satisfy content requirements.

English Language Arts
EDU 461 Middle Childhood Lang. Arts Methods 3 hrs **
Students working towards MCE licensure with a concentration in English Language Arts must have a minimum of 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) divided among the following areas:

  • Advanced Composition
  • American Literature
  • British Literature
  • Contemporary World Literature
  • English Grammar
  • English Language & Linguistics
  • World Literature

Science
EDU 462 Middle Childhood Science Methods 3 hrs **
Students working towards MCE licensure with a concentration in Science must have a minimum of 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) divided among the following areas:

  • Biology: Botany
  • Biology: Zoology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science or Ecology 
  • Geology
  • Physical Science
  • Physics

Social Studies
EDU 463 Middle Childhood Soc. Studies Methods 3 hrs **
Students working towards MCE licensure with a concentration in Social Studies must have a minimum of 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) divided among the following areas:

• American Government
• American History
• Cultural Anthropology
• Geography
• Macro Economics
• Ohio History
• World Civilization

Mathematics
EDU 464 Middle Childhood Mathematics Methods 3 hrs **
Students working towards MCE licensure with a concentration in Mathematics must have a minimum of 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) divided among the following areas:

• Algebra
• Calculus & Analytic Geometry
• Discrete Mathematics
• Geometry
• History of Mathematics
• Pre-Calculus
• Statistics

 

Adolescence to Young Adult Education (Grades 7-12) concentration: 27 Semester Hours 

  • EDP 428 AYA Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment 3 hours 
  • EDP 471 Collaboration and Management 3 hours **
  • EDP 472 Differentiating Curriculum and Instruction 3 hours **
  • EDU 228 Principles of Adolescence to Young Adult Education 3 hours **
  • EDU 332 Reading in the Content Areas 3 hours **
  • EDU 493 Student Teaching 12 hours

Integrated Language Arts
EDU 471 AYA Language Arts Methods 3 hrs **
Students working towards AYA licensure in Integrated Language Arts must have a minimum of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) divided among the following areas:

  • Advanced Composition
  • American Literature
  • British Literature
  • Contemporary Literature
  • English Grammar
  • English Language & Linguistics
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Criticism
  • Reader’s Theatre
  • World Literature

 

Integrated Social Studies
EDU 473 AYA social Studies Methods 3 hrs **
Students working towards AYA licensure in Integrated Social Studies must have a minimum of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) divided among the following areas:

  • American Foreign Policy
  • American Government
  • American History
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Ecology
  • European History
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Global Political Economy
  • Macro Economics
  • Micro Economics
  • Ohio History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • State & Local Government
  • Third World Politics
  • World Civilization

Integrated Mathematics
EDU 474 AYA Math Methods 3 hrs **
Students working towards AYA licensure in Integrated Mathematics must have a minimum of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) divided among the following areas:

  • Algebraic Structures
  • Calculus & Analytic Geometry
  • Computer Programming
  • Differential Equations
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • History of Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Multivariate Calculus
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Real Analysis
  • Statistics
 
 

How to apply

Submit an online undergraduate application and request an official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended and have it sent to Urbana’s Office of Admissions:

Office of Admission
579 College Way
Urbana, OH 43078

NOTE: Transcripts are considered official only when they are sent directly from the institution and have a seal or signature of the institution's official. 


Transfer information

Once Urbana receives transcripts, they are evaluated to determine how many courses can be transferred toward completion of a student’s chosen area of licensure.

A preliminary review can be done by the coordinator prior to acceptance into the University. However, acceptance into the post baccalaureate program only occurs after acceptance into the University by the Office of Admissions.