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All undergraduate programs within the School of Education are NCATE accredited.
Graduates of the Cedarville University Teacher Education Program will receive a State of Ohio Resident Educator License and an Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Certificate. Unlike other state’s teacher license/certification, the State of Ohio Resident Educator License is transferrable to ALL states in the U.S. regardless of reciprocity status. Usually the teacher license transfer process involves an application, and sometimes candidates must meet individual state licensure exam requirements. The ACSI Certificate is nationally recognized and does not require state-to-state transfer.
During the teacher candidate’s senior year in the Cedarville University Teacher Education Program, candidates can meet individually with the School of Education Licensure, Testing, and Accreditation Coordinator, who will assist them in the licensure application and transferring process. Candidates are welcome at any time to inquire about the licensure process with the Licensure, Testing, and Accreditation Coordinator, but the licensure application and transfer process cannot begin until the candidate has graduated from the Cedarville University Teacher Education Program.
If you have any questions regarding the licensure process, please contact:
Licensure, Testing, and Accreditation Coordinator
Teacher candidates of the Cedarville University teacher education program have two levels of exams they must complete to be a part of the Teacher Education Program. The first level of exams are the CORE basic skills exams. The second set of exams are the OAE Licensure Exams required by the state of Ohio.
CORE Exams — The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators measure academic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. They were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering a teacher education program. The Cedarville University School of Education uses the CORE exams to evaluate individuals for entry into the teacher education program. The assessments are to be completed during the first year as an education major. Students may be exempted from completing these exams upon evaluation of their SAT or ACT scores or if they transfer in more than 25+ credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The SAT and/or ACT exemption requirements are:
- ACT Math sub score > 22; or SAT Math sub score > 520
- ACT Reading sub score > 21; or SAT Reading sub score > 450
- ACT English sub score > 18; or SAT Writing sub score > 430
CORE registration and exam information can be found at www.ets.org.
Licensure Exams — The Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) are aligned to state standards and include Professional Knowledge Assessments and Content exams that are required for educator certification by the state of Ohio. Certification exams for the Multi-Age Spanish Education licensure are provided by ACTFL and include two components: the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT). Teacher-candidates are to complete the required licensure exams during their senior year once their training and coursework has been completed.
OAE Licensure testing information can be found at www.oh.nesinc.com. All exams require a passing score of 220.