Judith Herb College of Education

The Licensure and Master's Program (LAMP)


Multi-age Foreign Language Education

foreign language studentsThe Licensure and Master’s Program (LAMP) in Multi-Age Foreign Language 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 the State of Ohio.

LAMP graduates earn a Master of Education degree and an initial four-year resident educator license for grades PK through 12 in one of these languages:   






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 LAMP program received the award for Outstanding Field Experience from 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 language 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 Secondary Education. View admission requirements for LAMP

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sample program
Fall Semester: 12 credit hours
Foreign language methods of teaching and Foreign language practicum (6 credit hours)
EDP 5110 Basic educational psychology (3 credit hours)
SPED 5000 Issues in special education (3 credit hours)
Spring Semester: 15 credit hours
Foreign language advanced methods of teaching and Foreign language student teaching/internship (6 credit hours)
TSOC 5300 Philosophy and education (3 credit hours)
RESM 5210 Testing and grading (3 credit hours)
CI 6410 Content area literacy for secondary teachers (3 credit hours)
Summer Semester: 9 credit hours
CI 6950 Student teaching and internship: LAMP (3 credit hours)
CI 6890 Theory and research in learning and teaching content (3 credit hours)
CI 6900 Master’s research seminar (3 credit hours)

Contact Us at lamp@utoledo.edu or call 419-530-4967

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Last Updated: 7/17/19