Judith Herb College of Education

The Licensure and Master's Program (LAMP)



AYA studentsThe Licensure and Master’s Program (LAMP) in Middle Childhood and Adolescent/Young Adult education is a unique blend of theory with practice, developed and implemented by an interdisciplinary team of educators. This one-year program is designed to meet the needs of already degreed adult learners and is a comprehensive graduate program. Individuals who already hold a baccalaureate degree in a major other than education can, in one year, become a licensed teacher in either middle school (grades 4 -9) or adolescent to young adult (grades 7 -12) in the State of Ohio. LAMP graduates earn an initial four-year resident educator license and a Master of Education degree.

Education courses and classroom experiences work hand-in-hand to give students a strong grounding; research has shown that our LAMP students finish these programs with the skills and knowledge of 3rd year teachers. In 2014, the Middle Grades and AYA LAMP programs received the award for Outstanding Field Experience from Ohio Association of Teacher Educators.

LAMP begins every fall semester in August and ends the following summer in June. During the program, Interns serve a one-year internship with a mentor teacher in a classroom setting while completing the required coursework on The University of Toledo’s campus. Students also have the option of beginning the program in January and completing it in one and a half years. 

How Do I Get Started in LAMP?

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Email us at lamp@utoledo.edu or call 419-530-2495

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Last Updated: 11/29/17