Education Majors

Costs Associated with the Primary and Middle Childhood Licensure Programs

There are certain costs associated with state requirements for licensure that are unique to the Elementary and Middle Childhood Licensure programs. Ohio State Marion students must have current BCI/FBI background check to participate in field placemsnts. Background checks are good for one year, and we ask that you update them each summer prior to the start of Autumn Semester. When students begin taking courses within the major, a voucher fee is assessed each semester to pay for some of these costs (The fee is currently $128 per semester over four semesters). The voucher covers the registration fee for Tk20, a tool used by future educators at Ohio State to collect, monitor and analyze progress toward meeting state and national standards for licensure. To qualify for an Ohio Teaching License, prospective teachers must take Ohio Assessments of Educators. Currently, candidates for a Primary (Primary, Pk-5) teaching license are required to take three such assessments, and candidates for a Middle Childhood teaching license are required to take four. The voucher fee covers one of these assessments. Finally, there is a fee for teaching licenses issued through the Ohio Department of Education, which is paid individually out-of-pocket.