Graduate Programs


It's never too late to start a new career. If you have a bachelor's degree and want to teach, the Licensure and Master's Program (LAMP) at The University of Toledo is a perfect choice. 

LAMP's accredited one- and two-year teacher licensure and master's degree programs are intentionally structured to prepare adult learners who already have degrees in specific content areas, such as science or English, to be successful Ohio educators.  

Students simultaneously earn initial, four-year Ohio teaching licenses and a Master of Education degree (M.Ed.).  

LAMP is a unique blend of theory and practice. It combines master's-level courses and in-classroom experience. UToledo's Judith Herb College of Education is committed to developing teacher-leaders who actively work for advancements in education.  

The following areas are available in UToledo's Licensure and Master's Program: 

Top Reasons to Study early childhood education at UToledo

  1. Program variety.
    This unique graduate program was designed by UToledo faculty. Graduate students receive resources and support from one of the best public universities in Ohio. Prepare to teach at any elementary, middle or high school in Ohio, in any of seven licensure areas.  
  2. Field placements.
    Students in the Master of Education program are in the field early and often. We offer a variety of student teaching experiences, from rural to urban. 
  3. Acclaimed statewide.
    The LAMP program in Middle childhood and Adolescent-to-Young-Adult Education was awarded the Outstanding Field Experience Program Award by the Ohio Association of Teacher Educators. 
  4. Full support.
    UToledo's LAMP is highly selective. We admit 35-40 graduate students each year. Our licensure and master's degree students receive personal attention from faculty and staff, including a dedicated enrollment specialist. 
  5. Outstanding job placement.
    90% of LAMP graduate students with Ohio teaching licensure qualifications receive job offers for educator positions before they graduate from UToledo. 
  6. Community partnerships.
    UToledo is a top, accredited research university with strong local and regional partnerships. These collaborations are important for student-teacher placements.  
  7. Financial aid.
    LAMP graduate students are eligible for awards from both the Judith Herb College of Education and The University of Toledo. 


What jobs can I get with an early childhood education degree?

Most positions in the field of Early Childhood Education involve working directly with young children either through teaching, administrative, or leadership positions.

Graduates with a non-licensure master’s degree in Early Childhood Education typically pursue a terminal degree in the field or director-level roles in schools, agencies and similar organizations.

Explore employment statistics in preschool management  to learn more about job prospects.






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Last Updated: 11/16/23