Judith Herb College of Education

The Licensure And Masters Program (LAMP)


Special Education

The License and Masters Program (LAMP) in Special Education is 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 . The program provides coursework that will lead toward the initial four year residence teacher license in Intervention Specialist and, at the same time, meet the requirements for a Masters Degree in Education.

Special Education Teacher and StudentView admission requirements for LAMP

The SPED LAMP program consists of a variety of courses that can typically be completed in two academic years. It includes field experiences, as well as a 75 day student teaching experience.  

This is a comprehensive licensure-focused program. While the content of the courses represents entry-level knowledge and skills, the requirements for graduate students recognize that these students should demonstrate advanced academic ability.

Course of Study

  Mild/Moderate Area Licensure Moderate/Intensive Area Licensure
Education Foundation/Research 9 9
Graduate Professional Education 25 25
Area of Concentration 7 10
Student Teaching / Seminar 11 11
Master’s Project, Exam or Thesis 6 6
Total Semester Hours 58 61


  • A background check must be completed for all field-based courses
  • The State of Ohio requires successful completion of the OAE to be eligible for licensure upon completion.  These tests should be taken prior to student teaching to allow time for processing.
  • Varied field experience required for licensure.
  • Intervention Specialists are required to be Highly Qualified (HQT) in core academic content.  Based on previous coursework, additional classes/professional development may be required to obtain HQT status.

How Do I Get Started in LAMP?

  • Complete a LAMP application and send to the Judith Herb College of Education

  • Complete a graduate application to the College of Graduate Studies

  • Department Chair will check for student’s admission to Graduate School. Student must be admitted to Graduate School before acceptance to LAMP is considered.

  • If student is admitted to the LAMP program, The Department Chair will assign a faculty advisor.

  • The Department Chair will send a letter to student informing them of admission to the program and assigned advisor. Copy of admission letter is sent to college administration.

  • The student should meet with their faculty advisor to prepare a plan of study listing the courses that will satisfy the master’s requirements. Students have six years to complete their master’s degree.

  • Students typically complete the coursework for licensure including student teaching; successfully pass the OAE state exam; and make application for the teaching license.

  • After successfully obtaining a teaching license, students then complete the remaining requirements for the master’s degree and for license renewal.

Deadlines for Review and Applying

Semester LAMP Course Work to be Reviewed Apply Online to College of Graduate Studies for LAMP
Fall June 1st July 1st
Spring October 1st November 15th
Summer March 1st April 1st

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Last Updated: 11/29/17