College of Education Health and Human Services
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studieswww.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs
About This Program
The Alternative Licensure Professional Development Institute at Kent State would serve new teachers who completed the Ohio Department of Education requirements for an Alternative Resident Educator License. These teachers then have four years to complete 15-18 credit hours, depending on their area of licensure, from a professional development institute approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. This fully online program has 7-week courses sequenced to allow teachers to complete the required courses in one calendar year. Read more...
Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*
Social sciences teachers, postsecondary, all other
- -0.3% little or no change
- 19,300 number of jobs
- $69,340 potential earnings
Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education
- 3.6% about as fast as the average
- 627,100 number of jobs
- $60,810 potential earnings
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
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- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 2.500 GPA on a 4.000-point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- Evidence of successful completion of an Intensive Pedagogical Development Institute or Alternative Resident Educator Institute approved by the Ohio Department of Education
- Evidence of passing scores for the Ohio Educator Assessment (OAE) test for licensure area
- Ohio Alternative Resident Educator License (and license number)
- Fall Semester
- Spring Semester
- Summer Term
Program Learning Outcomes
Completers of this program will be able to:
- Plan and deliver instruction that is equitable, inclusive and skillfully aligned to state and national curriculum standards.
- Design assessments across a range of situations, both formal and informal, to provide data that leads to making valid and reliable inferences about student performance.
- Critically reflect on instruction, assessment practices and professional engagements with colleagues and students.
- Design learning environments, both physical and psychological, where students are safe, engaged and supported in their learning endeavors.
- Model behaviors of learning, cognitive, social and emotional to lead learners toward self-regulation, personal growth and academic achievement.
- Craft curriculum that aligns to school, state and national standards.
- Gain professional practices related to content area.
The Alternative Licensure Professional Development Institute, Social Studies, non-degree program serve new teachers who completed the Ohio Department of Education requirements for an alternative resident educator license and now need to earn an Ohio five-year professional license. Self-paced and online, the program can be completed in under one year. The program prepares teachers in the principles and practices of teaching, student development and learning, pupil assessment procedures, curriculum development, classroom management and teaching methodology.
Kent State is one of a select number of universities approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to provide coursework and experiences for an alternative pathway to teaching grades 7-12. The alternative resident educator license is an accelerated pathway to classroom teaching. This pathway allows students, schools and communities to benefit from the candidates' content-related knowledge, life experience and successful career experience.
This program does not culminate in a master's degree. Students interested in a master's degree at Kent State must be fully admitted into and complete the requirements for the master's program, in addition to courses that are prescribed for licensure.