Judith Herb College of Education

The Licensure and Master's Program (LAMP)


The Licensure and Master’s Program (LAMP) in Middle Childhood 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 the State of Ohio. 

LAMP graduates earn a Master of Education degree and an initial four-year resident educator license for grades 4 through 9 in two of the following content areas:



• Science

• social studies

Classroom Experience.

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 program received the award for Outstanding Field Experience from The Ohio Association of Teacher Educators.

One year to earn your teaching license.

LAMP begins every fall semester in August and ends the following summer in June. During the program, students complete 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 an early start option of beginning the program in January and completing the program in a year and half


To begin contact LAMP@UToledo.edu or 419-530-4967 to request a Course Review Worksheet. This worksheet outlines what undergraduate content background is required for LAMP. Let us know which two content areas you are interested in teaching. We will work with you to complete the worksheet and answer all your questions. 


Apply to the College of Graduate Studies. Select LAMP Middle Childhood Education. View admission requirements for LAMP

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Melissa Spann, LAMP Advisor
Academic Advisor/Enrollment Specialist

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Last Updated: 6/27/22