FAQ’s: School of Education: Teacher Licensure Programs
Q: Do I need to pass Ohio Assessments for Educators content test before I enter your teacher education program?
A: No - you do not need to have passed the content test for admission into our teacher education programs. However, you need to pass your content test before you will be eligible to student teach.
A: Yes – you must have completed a minimum of 30-semester credits for AYA in your content area. For MCE you need to have completed a minimum of 20-semester credits in your first content area and a minimum of 10-semester credits in your second content area.
A: You will be required to have your fingerprints taken at Antioch University Midwest when you apply for a licensure program. Once we have a clear background check your application will proceed.
A: Student teaching is a very stressful and time-consuming part of the program. You will not be able to continue to work your daily job.
A: It is strongly advised that you student teach when you are eligible to do so. Delaying student teaching is not a good idea.
A: Student teaching is a minimum of 12 weeks. However, if your student teaching performance is marginal or failing then your student teaching assignment may be extended.
A: Teacher Licensure classes begin at 5:30 and end at 9:00. Educational Leadership classes begin at 5:00 and end at 8:30.
A: Yes – candidates are expected to attend all class sessions.
A: Your program is a set sequence and you must take your courses along with your cohort.
A: Although our graduates are employed on a steady basis we cannot guarantee your employment.
A: Yes – you will and you need to make sure that your employer understands that you will need time during the day to make school site visits for observations required for coursework assignments.
A: No – you cannot. You are required to student teach in a publicly chartered Ohio school.
A: Perhaps – there is a petitioning process.
A: Yes – and it is mandatory.
A: Classes on campus meet Monday through Thursday.
A: Yes – occasionally.