Bachelor's Plus Initial Teacher Licensure Program

AU's Bachelor's Plus Initial Teacher Licensure Program

Do you have a bachelor’s degree in another field, but a burning desire to teach? Fast-track your teaching licensure in less than two years with AU’s distinctive Bachelor’s Plus Program. Whether you’re interested in PreK-Grade 9, Intervention Specialist (K-Grade 12), or Adolescent-Young Adult Programs (Grades 7-12), your dream of shaping young minds is within reach at Ashland University.

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More Than 20 Years of Proven Excellence

AU’s Bachelor’s Plus Program has been around for more than 20 years and is approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). We offer this program at the Ashland Campus and regional centers in Columbus and Elyria. Our evening, summer, online and hybrid classes are specially designed to help you balance your commitments and make your dream of becoming a teacher a reality.

Program Benefits

Program Benefits

What To Expect

A Tailored Journey to Success

When you join our Bachelor’s Plus program, you’re embarking on a journey to success that’s tailored to your needs. Expect comprehensive education that caters to your dream of teaching, flexible study formats and the potential to apply your program hours toward an M.Ed. degree. At Ashland University, your dreams are always within reach.

About Ashland University

Founded in 1878, Ashland University continues to have a rich tradition as a private, comprehensive institution preparing students for exciting, impactful professions and careers. Your success is our goal, not just while you are a student but for the rest of your life as a member of the Eagle family.

We place a great emphasis on the importance of each member of our community. The phrase “Accent on the Individual ” has been our motto for many years and characterizes well the nature and content of both the online and campus environment.

We promise to teach you how to think, not what to think. We promise to work with you to create an individualized plan for your future, and we promise you an affordable education. We promise you will be guided by mentors invested in you as an individual. They will, within a diverse community of respect, design personalized transformative experiences to develop you as a person who works, serves and leads with integrity. And we promise you a lifelong commitment as we continue to help you discern your life calling and make a positive impact on your family, community and the world at large.

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