Ohio Teaching Degrees & Programs

Ohio requires that its teachers have at least a bachelor’s degree in a teaching field or complete a teacher preparation program. Below are some of the top colleges and universities in Ohio for aspiring teachers as well as some of the programs available to students.

Whether students are looking to add additional endorsements to their teaching licenses or are pursuing initial licensure as teacher, they’re sure to find the appropriate program at one of the many Ohio teaching schools.

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees in Ohio

A large variety of undergraduate teaching programs are available at Ohio universities, including early childhood education, early childhood intervention specialist, middle grades education, special education intervention specialist, and adolescent-young adult secondary programs as well as multi-age programs. AU also offers 2+2 programs which allow students who have earned associate teaching degrees at approved community colleges to complete the last two years of a bachelor degree program at AU.

A few schools have bachelor’s in education programs in specialized areas, such as a special education degree that offers majors in early childhood intervention specialist, mild/moderate intervention specialist or moderate/intensive intervention specialist, or bachelor degree programs in English as a second language; early childhood education; foreign language; literacy education; middle school education; and adolescent-young adult.

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Master’s in Education Degrees in Ohio

Ashland University offers a Master of Education in Educational Administration program and a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction degree with concentrations in teaching and learning in the 21st Century; educational technology; literacy and reading instruction; intervention specialist: mild-moderate needs; and talent development education. Cleveland State University offers a master degree program in teaching English to speakers of other languages, as well as master degrees in the same majors that CSU offers at the baccalaureate level.

Kent State University offers a wide variety of both bachelor and master degree programs. KSU’s majors include adolescent and young adult; career technical teacher; curriculum & instruction; early childhood; literacy education; middle childhood; physical education and an accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching program. OSU also has many master degree teaching programs.

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Online Teaching Degrees in Ohio

Ashland University offers an online Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in educational technology. Consisting of core curriculum and capstone experiences, this graduate program requires completing from 30 to 33 semester hours. AU also offers a 12-hour online Technology for the 21st Century certificate program for teachers who just want to brush up on their skills.

Teaching English to speakers of other languages and technology director endorsements are also offered through AU’s distance learning department. Cleveland State University and Kent State University bother offer several online teaching programs.

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Ohio Teacher Certification & Specializations

Ashland University has a Bachelor Plus Initial Teacher Licensure Program for individuals who have bachelor degrees and want to become teachers but don’t want to earn another degree. This program offers students the choice of 15 different teaching license options. AU also offers an early childhood generalist endorsement that, when added to the early childhood education baccalaureate program, enables teachers to also teach grades 4 and 5.

Central State University has certification/licensure programs in several areas, including adolescent to young adult (grades 7 to 12) in integrated language arts, mathematics, social studies, life science and physical science; early childhood education (Pre K-3); intervention specialist (Pre K-3); middle childhood; and multi-age health, music and physical education.

Cleveland State University offers several licensure-only programs for students that have the degree but lack certification or want to earn additional endorsements. Kent State University also offers several licensure and non-licensure programs.

All Accredited Teaching Schools in Ohio

Featured online teaching schools currently accepting applicants from Ohio
The following teaching degree programs are online, but are accepting applications from Ohio residents. We recommend that you contact 4 or more teaching programs to get more information on the multiple programs, then weigh your options and figure out which would be best for you.

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Campus based teaching schools in Ohio

Antioch University Midwest

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Ashland University

NCATE Accredited Institution


Ashland, OH 

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Baldwin Wallace University

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Bluffton University

NCATE Accredited Institution


Bluffton, OH 

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Bowling Green State University

NCATE Accredited Institution


Bowling Green, OH 

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Capital University

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Case Western Reserve University

TEAC Accredited


Cazenovia, OH 

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Cedarville University

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Central State University

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Cincinnati Christian University

TEAC Accredited


Hamilton, OH 

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Cleveland State University

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

College of Mount Saint Joseph

TEAC Accredited


Bronx, OH 

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Defiance College

NCATE Accredited Institution


Defiance, OH 

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Franciscan University of Steubenville

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Heidelberg University

NCATE Accredited Institution


Tiffin, OH 

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Hiram College

NCATE Accredited Institution


Hiram, OH 

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John Carroll University

NCATE Accredited Institution


University Heights, OH 

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Kent State University

NCATE Accredited Institution


Kent, OH 

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Lake Erie College

TEAC Accredited


Sault Ste. Marie, OH 

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Lourdes University

TEAC Accredited


Riverdale, OH 

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Malone University

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Marietta College

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Miami University

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Muskingum University

NCATE Accredited Institution


New Concord, OH 

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Notre Dame College

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Ohio Christian University

TEAC Accredited


Olivet, OH 

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Ohio Dominican University

NCATE Accredited Institution


Columbus, OH 

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Ohio Northern University

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Ohio University

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Ohio Wesleyan University

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Otterbein University

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Shawnee State University

NCATE Accredited Institution


Portsmouth, OH 

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The College of Wooster

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

The Ohio State University

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

The University of Dayton

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

The University of Toledo

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

University of Akron

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

University of Cincinnati

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

University of Findlay

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

University of Mount Union

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

University of Rio Grande

NCATE Accredited Institution


Rio Grande, OH 

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Ursuline College

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Walsh University

NCATE Accredited Institution


North Canton, OH 

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Wilmington College of Ohio

TEAC Accredited


Worcester, OH 

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Wittenberg University

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH 

Wright State University

NCATE Accredited Institution


Dayton, OH 

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Xavier University

TEAC Accredited

OH 

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Youngstown State University

NCATE Accredited Institution

OH