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Admission requirements and deadlines

The teacher education program at Marietta College consists of four stages:

Stage 1: Intent to Pursue Teacher Licensure

During the first Marietta College education course, typically Education 120, candidates are asked to complete the Intent to Pursue Teacher Licensure form. This form serves as an official notification of the candidate’s plan to pursue a teacher license program. Information from the form is stored in the Education Department database, and a hard copy of the form is kept in the candidate’s file folder in the Education Department office. A copy of this form is distributed in Education 120 or may be downloaded from the Marietta College Education Department website.

During the Intent to Pursue Teacher Licensure stage, the candidate completes 100 and 200 level education courses, including the initial field experience and the diverse learners field experience. A minimum grade of C is required in Education 110 to enroll in the 100 level initial field experience. A minimum grade of B is required in the 100 level field experience to enroll in the 200 level diverse learners field experience.

Intent to pursue form


Stage 2: Admission to Professional Education

To enroll in 300 and 400 level education courses, you must be admitted to the professional education licensure program. Applications are due by the final week of the semester preceding the semester in which you would like to enroll in 300/400 level courses. Applications are reviewed after final grades are posted, and you will be notified of your status once the review is complete.

Requirements for Admission
  • Prior submission of Intent to Pursue Teaching License form
  • Completion of a minimum of 40 semester hours of coursework
  • Completion of Writing 102 and Comm 203 with a grade of C or higher
  • Completion of initial field experience (151, 171, or 291) with a grade of B or higher and satisfactory completion of diverse learners field experience (251, 271, 291)
  • Minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Minimum education grade point average of 3.0 with grades of C or higher in all courses
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.75 in content courses required for the license. 
  • Completion of pre-assessments for the Ohio Assessment of Educator Assessments in the 240Tutoring program ($10 fee applies)
  • Acceptable scores on the Educator Disposition Assessment each semester.


Application for admission


Stage 3: Admission to Internship

Following completion of the pre-internship experience, candidates are eligible to apply for the full-time internship semester. The application for internship semester is distributed at the internship meeting, which is held during the semester prior to the internship. Candidates will receive a notice about this required meeting. The application needs to be submitted along with the required background check and additional required forms to the Director of Field and Clinical Experiences by the designated date.

Requirements for Admission to Internship
  • Formal admission and good standing in the Professional Education Licensure Program
  • Satisfactory performance in all field experiences
  • Completion of all education courses with grades of C or better
  • Minimum Overall G.P.A of 3.0
  • Minimum Education G.P.A. of 3.0
  • Passage of Ohio Assessment for Educators professional knowledge assessment required for the license*

* Candidates completing more than one license area are only required to take one OAE professional knowledge assessment

  • Minimum G.P.A of 2.67 on the Content Knowledge Audit assessment for the license
  • Grade of C or better in Math 113 and Math 114 requirement for Early Childhood candidates
  • Recommendation from content faculty for AYA candidates
  • Acceptable in all areas of the Dispositions Rubric

The application for admission to internship can be found on the Department of Education website and must be completed and submitted online by the end of the spring semester previous to the academic year in which the student plans to student teach. All other required forms including background checks need to be submitted to the Director of Field and Clinical Experiences. The due date for these forms will be given to all pre-interns at a required meeting held during the spring semester previous to the academic year in which the student internship will take place.

If a student fails to apply by the deadline or fails to turn in all necessary forms by the given due date, the student will not be permitted to student teach during the following academic year.

Admission to internship form

Content area recommendation for teacher candidates form


Stage 4: Program Completion and Recommendation for the Ohio Resident Educator License

  • Successful completion all courses required in the licensure program
  • Completion of all education courses with grades of C or better
  • Fulfillment of all requirements for a bachelor’s degree
  • Overall G.P.A. of 3.0
  • Acceptable scores on the Internship Evaluation rubric with a composite average score of 2.0
  • Passage of all examinations for the license required by Ohio
  • Passage of criminal background check
  • Completion of Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) with scores filed

Candidates who are planning to teach out of state should consult with the Chair of the Education Department to determine if applying for the initial Ohio license is recommended.

Test Information and Requirements

OAE | Ohio Teaching License

The Ohio Assessments for Educators

The Ohio Assessments for Educators assess the content-area and professional (pedagogical) knowledge of candidates who are seeking initial Ohio educator licensure or adding a new licensure area. The assessments are aligned with Ohio Academic Content Standards and Common Core State Standards. Ohio licensure candidates are required to successfully complete only ONE assessment of professional (pedagogical) knowledge for their first license. The addition of other licensure areas or endorsements will require only successful completion of the associated content-area assessment. Beginning in September 2013, the Ohio Assessments for Educators began to replace the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure assessments, except for world languages, which will continue to utilize the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT).

To register and for more information about the OAE (Ohio Assessment for Educators) visit:

Ohio Resident Educator Program

The Ohio Resident Educator program is a two-year induction program that provides ongoing support to Ohio’s new teachers throughout their residency.

To be eligible to participate in the Ohio Resident Educator Program, beginning teachers must:

  • Hold a valid resident educator license or alternative resident educator license of any type, or a one‐year out of state educator license.
  • Be employed by an ODE‐chartered educational entity, ODE or ODJFS licensed pre‐school, Ohio correctional facility or a private educational agency located in Ohio
  • Teach at least two classes or .25 FTE in their area of licensure or in the area in which the teacher holds a supplemental teaching license.
  • Be responsible for planning and delivering standards‐based, preK‐12 curriculum to students and evaluating their progress.
  • Work 120 days as defined by Ohio Revised Code.
  • Be assigned an ODE‐certified, trained mentor by their employer.

View Resident Educator Program Information

Student Organizations

The Education Department offers students an opportunity to participate in organizations at the college and national level.

Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education, was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. For over a century, the Society has consistently grown, starting with a local chapter to become the international organization it is today, with an initiated membership that exceeds 1.2 million! Using a variety of programs, services, and products, KDP supports and advances educators throughout the phases and levels of their teaching careers.

Kappa delta pi


McTEA is the student organization of the education programs at Marietta College. The group meets periodically to plan activities for education majors.