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Most educator licenses in Ohio require at least a baccalaureate degree. To learn more about the types of Ohio licenses and the related education requirements, please visit How Do I Become a Teacher?

Most teaching licenses in Ohio require a bachelor’s degree or higher (there are several licenses that require a minimum of an associate degree).  You may find out more about the types of Ohio teaching licenses and education requirements by visiting How do I become a Teacher?

Career Changers Holding a Baccalaureate Degree in a Non-Education Field

Ohio has educator licensure preparation programs available if you have already earned a baccalaureate degree in a non-education field.  These include post-baccalaureate licensure programs (non-degree programs) which offer the preparation necessary for the teaching license desired as well as graduate degree programs which are designed to prepare individuals for educator licensure while also leading to a graduate degree. Use the Program Finder for information on which universities offer which programs at which levels (baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, graduate). 

You may find out more about the types of Ohio teaching licenses and education requirements by visiting “How do I become a Teacher?

Career Changers with Career Experience but no Baccalaureate Degree

If you have five years or more of full-time experience in a career field related to agriculture, health careers, business, family and consumer sciences, marketing, or trade and industry, you may eligible to pursue the Career-Technical Workforce Development license.  For more information on becoming a Career-Technical Workforce Development teacher, please contact the Ohio Department of Education at Educator.Licensure@ode.state.oh.us or 614-466-3593.