Preparing for Years 3 and 4 (Professional Level) of the Teaching/Elementary Education Program:

Students will apply to OSU for the Pre-Teaching major to complete years 1 and 2 of program prerequisites and general education requirements. During that time, students will work with an advisor to determine when they are ready to enter the Professional Level (years 3 and 4) of the Teaching program. Prior to fall term of the third year, students will be added to a Canvas site to submit application materials as directed. The application requirements may include:

  • Completion of program prerequisites with C- grade or better
  • 90 credits earned prior to entering the Professional Level
  • Background check for classroom experience (year-long practicum in year 3)
  • Placement Preference Form
  • Additional materials as needed to prepare for student teaching (year 4)

What If I'm Not a Current OSU Student?

If you are not currently an OSU student, or if you would like some individual help, our admissions advisors are ready to assist you. For more details or to make an appointment, click here.