Teacher candidates who successfully complete the Cedarville University Teacher Education Program, licensure exams, application to the state of Ohio, and who have been awarded a degree by Cedarville University will obtain licensure in the state of Ohio and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) certification. Cedarville University’s Office of Licensure, Testing, and Accreditation will guide teacher candidates through the licensure process during their final semester.
State of Ohio Resident Educator License – Teacher candidates will receive their four-year Resident Educator License from the state of Ohio approximately six weeks after graduation.
The state of Ohio license may be transferred to any state within the United States. Ohio is a participant in the Interstate Agreement on Qualifications of Educational Personnel and has an implementation agreement (reciprocity) with many other states. This agreement provides for recognition of Ohio Board of Regents — approved programs by member states. Although reciprocal licensure contracts exist with many states, in many cases, students must meet additional requirements (such as additional licensure exams) to obtain licensure for those states. Information regarding each state’s requirements can be found at that states’ Department of Education website. It is important to note that state requirements for licensure transfer often change and information for license transfer should be researched within the year of transfer.
Association of Christian Schools International Certificate (ACSI)
Upon successful completion of the Teacher Education Program and the Bible minor, teacher candidates at Cedarville University will receive ACSI certification. Christian and international schools recognize this certification in the specific licensure program. ACSI certificates are valid for five years and may be renewed by the student at acsi.org.
If you have any questions regarding licensing, please email Tara Winter in the Cedarville University Office of Licensure, Testing, and Accreditation or contact her by phone at 937-766-4989.