Judith Herb College of Education

The Licensure and Master's Program (LAMP) in Middle Childhood and Adolescent

There are two cohort programs of licensure for Middle Childhood and Adolescent and Young Adult:

  • One-year Accelerated LAMP
  • Two-year LAMP

Both programs are designed for the student who already holds a baccalaureate degree in a major other than education and wants to become a licensed teacher in the State of Ohio. Both programs provide coursework that will lead toward the initial four year residence teacher license and a master’s in education.

Programs of Licensure for Middle Childhood Education
and Adolescent to Young Adult

Accelerated Licensure And Master’s Program (LAMP) Licensure And Master’s Program (LAMP)
Bachelor Degree to enter Bachelor Degree to enter
One year from Aug. – July to complete Two years to complete
Intense one year, fulltime program Two year program,slower pace
Highly selective program Open to all who meet requirements
Program Entrance Requirements Program Entrance Requirements
Master’s degree completion required Master’s degree completion required
3.0 Min. Preferred GPA 2.7 GPA to apply (or pass GRE)
2.7 GPA in content 2.7 GPA in content
Start in August for fall semester Start in spring semester
Application completed by May 1 Application completed by October 1
Pass appropriate content exams as specified by the Ohio Dept. of Ed. prior to starting the program Pass appropriate content exams as specified by the Ohio Dept. of Ed. prior to starting the program
Apply to Graduate School Apply to Graduate School
Process for one-year Accelerated LAMP Process for two-year LAMP
Submit application for coursework review Submit application for coursework review
Meet with LAMP advisor Meet with LAMP advisor
Content courses must be completed prior to starting the program Content courses must be completed prior to starting the program
Complete the LAMP application and interview Complete the LAMP application and interview
Apply to College of Graduate Studies Apply to College of Graduate Studies
Deadlines for REVIEW and APPLYING to Accelerated 1-year LAMP Deadlines for REVIEW and APPLYING to 2-year LAMP
Coursework review deadline Coursework review deadline
Deadline for review of coursework for early decision  is due October 15 Deadline for review of coursework for spring start is November 15
Deadline for all other coursework review is due April 1  
Deadline for applying to program Deadline for applying to program
Application for early decision is November 1 Application deadline for spring start is December 1
If not applying for early decision, application deadline is May 1  



To begin the evaluation process for either program, you must:

  • Complete the application for review of coursework
  • Submit with the form all transcripts of higher education coursework taken at other institutions, including transcripts of coursework completed at UT prior to 1976

After the completed application and required documentation is received, your coursework will be evaluated. Please allow 2-3 weeks to complete the evaluation process. Once completed, you will then be notified in writing of the coursework you will need in order to be licensed and asked to set up an appointment with the advisor to discuss your options, if you intend to proceed. Please note that application to The College of Graduate Studies is a second required step, should you decide to pursue LAMP.

If you have any questions please email lamp@utoledo.edu or call 419-530-4967

Last Updated: 6/26/15