Two Paths: One Purpose-Filled Future as an Educator
John Carroll University helps aspiring teachers move toward licensure on a schedule that best fits their circumstances. As a graduate student at John Carroll, you can choose one of two paths to obtain your Ohio Teacher licensure.
Our School-Based Master of Education requires 11 months of intensive, full-time study — starting in the summer and extending through the following full academic year — and offers the fastest route to teacher licensure in Ohio. This program combines full-time coursework and a full-day internship at one of our partner school sites.
You will be matched with a master teacher who will guide you through each phase of classroom development: teaching, pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment.
Professional Teacher Path
Our Professional Teacher Initial Licensure Master of Education allows you to attend part-time or full-time and is designed for the adult learner who wants flexible scheduling. You can work around family and work responsibilities while benefiting from hands-on experience. You can complete the program on your timeline within a maximum of five years. You will engage in diverse field experiences throughout the program and complete a two academic semester clinical teaching assignment during your final year.