Licensure and Master's Program (LAMP)
Students who hold a bachelor's degree can earn an Ohio teaching license and a master’s degree in education through completing either the one- or two-year LAMP program. Both programs offer lengthy, focused field experiences alongside required coursework, and are intended for students interested in teaching who have already earned a bachelor’s degree.
- Early Childhood (2 years)-- able to teach grades PreK- Grade 3
- Middle Childhood (1 year) -- able to teach grades 4 - 9 in two subject areas (math, science, language arts, social studies)
- Adolescent to Young Adult (1 year)-- able to teach grades 7 - 12 in one subject area (math, science, language arts, social studies)
- Special Education (2 years)-- Multi-age, able to teach grades K-12
- Art (2 years)-- Multi-age, able to teach grades PK-12
- Music (2 years)-- Multi-age able to teach grades PK-12
- Foreign Language (2 years)-- able to teach grades PK-12 Foreign Language
Some programs require very little undergraduate preparation while others require significant undergraduate coursework in a subject area. The courses you have taken as an undergraduate will determine how long it will take you to complete each of these programs.
The first step is to download the LAMP Application for Review of Coursework, which is found on each program page.
- An overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate work.
- Three letters of recommendation regarding the prospective graduate student's potential for doing master's level work, which may come from such sources as the undergraduate major advisor, current employer, school principal or others who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s ability to engage in graduate work in the desired program.
- A well-written statement describing the student’s background and goals as well as the importance of the degree in achieving those goals.
- All teacher licensure candidates are required to demonstrate basic competencies in reading, writing1 and mathematics. Candidates must receive acceptable scores on one of the following nationally normed assessments:
- 20 each on math, reading, and writing1 sections
- math 510
- reading 500
- writing1 490
- Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE)
- mathematics (test code 5732): minimum score 150
- reading (test code 5712): minimum score 156
- writing1 (test code 5722): minimum score 162
- verbal reasoning 151
- quantitative reasoning 153
- writing1 4.0
1 Writing scores are required beginning 2021.
Students must be fully admitted to Graduate School. Students must consult with the appropriate advisor prior to applying.