The Ohio State University at Lima


Licensure and Endorsements

The Ohio State University at Lima can increase your marketability as an educator. An additional licensure and teaching endorsements give you the flexibility to teach additional subjects and grade levels than a standard teaching license.

K-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Licensure

Ohio State Lima has developed coursework to earn a K-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Licensure program 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.

Ohio State Lima's Mild/Moderate 4 and 7 semester tracks

Each program track will have a maximum of 30 individuals per cohort. Licensure classes are designed around the working educational professional's schedule and will be held in the evening or during the summer. All courses are offered for undergraduate or graduate credit, except the Field Experience.

Mild/Moderate Curriculum

Ohio Assessments for Educators Information

Mild/Moderate Special Education Licensure Application Process

To apply you need to complete an Continuing Education Student application ($60 fee) to establish student status and a College of Education and Human Ecology application (no fee - new applicant) for the K-12 Mild/ special education license-only program.


Summer Reading Endorsement

Earn a K-12 Reading Endorsement by June 2019. Courses are taught by experts who specialize in helping struggling readers.

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For questions or additional details, please contact Education Specialist, Deborah Barton.
419-995-8494 • barton.1@osu.edu