The Ohio State University at Lima

Education Academic Programs

Ohio State Lima offers bachelor’s degrees, endorsements, and a Special Education licensure only program. Students can discover their academic passions that prepare them for careers as the next generation of leaders in education.

BSEd | Endorsements | Intervention Specialist Licensure | Professional Development

Ohio State Lima Education programs

Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd)
Whether you want to teach elementary or middle school students, a Bachelor of Science in Education is one way to becoming a teacher. There are three undergraduate degree options that will help you achieve your goal to teach youth here on the Ohio State Lima campus:
· Child and Youth Studies (non-license program)
· Early Childhood Education
· Middle Childhood Education

Undergraduate Studies Mission Statement

An endorsement from The Ohio State University is a supplemental credential that can be added to your existing Ohio teaching license and increase your marketability as an educator. It gives you the flexibility to teach additional subjects and/or grade levels than a standard teaching license. Each program adheres to the Ohio Department of Education's endorsement standards.
We have developed these programs to have flexibility to fit around your schedule, so earning an endorsement is a convenient and smooth process.
· Early Childhood Generalist | (Grades 4-5)
· Middle Childhood Generalist | (Grades 4-6)

K-12 Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist Licensure
Ohio State Lima has developed coursework to earn a K-12 Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist License to enhance and diversify teaching skills at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. To receive licensure by completing the program of study, students must already have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a current state of Ohio teaching certificate or license. Exchange of Service schools may qualify for discounted rates.
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Faculty and staff for Education:
· Dr. Leah Herner-Patnode - Associate Professor of Special Education & Program Coordinator
· Dr. Dean Cristol - Associate Professor of Education
· Dr. Hea-Jin Lee - Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
· Dr. Young Ah Lee - Associate Professor of Education
· Dr. Katie Barnes - Lecturer, Education
· Dawn Swihart - Lecturer, Education and Field Placement Coordinator/Supervisor
· Deborah Barton - Education Program Specialist/Academic Advisor

Facilities:Galvin Hall

Apply to the Major:
Typically, students apply to the Education major after their second year of coursework. The minimum GPA for admission is a 2.75. Interested students must meet with the education academic advisor regularly to ensure they are meeting the requirements for admission to the major. To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, call 567-242-7510. Applications for the Lima campus are currently accepted once per year. The application window will open in January and all required materials are due by March 1st.

Application -Must click on “New Applicants” and use a non-OSU email address to apply

Reference Form

For questions or additional details, please contact Deborah Barton, Education Specialist,

For Columbus campus program, contact the College of Education and Human Ecology


The Ohio State University at Lima Admissions Office

Student Services Center
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, OH 45804

Phone: 567-242-7500