About Multi-Age Licensures
Degree Granted: Upper-division undergraduates at Cleveland State University who wish to obtain a PreK-12 license are expected to enroll in the college of their academic major and minor in Education. Students follow the degree requirements of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and receive their baccalaureate degree from that college. Upon completion of all degree and licensure requirements, a minor in education is posted on student transcripts. The College of Education and Human Services may also recommend the granting of adolescent/young adult teaching license in a field other than the student's major to a person who has met the college and state requirements for such a credential.
Specialization Options: Spanish or French. More information can be obtained from the Education Student Services Center, Julka Hall 170, 216-687-4625.
Minimum Hours Required for the education minor: 39 hours; French or Spanish: 46 hours
Teaching Credential: An Ohio four-year Resident Educator teaching license in PreK-12 Spanish or French (valid for ages 3-21) will be awarded upon successful completion of an appropriate degree program in Modern Languages and the total professional education sequence or minor in education. (Note: In some instances, course work beyond the degree requirements of the student's college may be needed to obtain licensure.) Requires successful completion of all program requirements and acceptable scores on applicable state licensure examinations as mandated by the State Board of Education.
Portfolio: All teaching license students are expected to maintain a portfolio while completing their professional coursework and field experiences. Students who take EDB 300 or who transfer to Cleveland State in Fall 2012 or later are required to complete portfolio requirements using TaskStream. Students entering teacher licensure programs from Fall 2007 through Summer 2012 will maintain their portfolios in the Cleveland State University ePortfolio system.
At various checkpoints, students must meet specific criteria to be eliglbe to continue to the next phase of their program. For complete information on portfolios, students are advised to access the student portfolio handbooks available at one of the following:
Accreditation: Having met current curriculum guidelines set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the College of Education and Human Services and its PreK-12 foreign language programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Admission to Minor: To be accepted into a PreK-12 License Program, undergraduates in other colleges of Cleveland State University must apply to the College of Education and Human Services Advising Office prior to the start of taking professional education course work at the 300 level and above. Candidates must satisfy all requirements for admission to the College of Education and Human Services.
Advising: Admission and program guidelines may be secured from the Education Student Services Center, Julka Hall 170, 216-687-4625. Continuing academic, personal, and professional advising is available from assigned faculty advisers and the Education Student Services Center. Most students will also have an adviser in their major field.
Evening Program: No evening program is offered as students must be available for field placements in area schools during the day; however, those classes that do not require fieldwork are frequently offered in the evenings.
Department Office: Teacher Education, Julka Hall 302, 216-687-4600.