Defiance College Teacher Education has earned national accreditation for initial licensure programs from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) through 2027. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement and is the only national accreditor for educator preparation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Defiance College Teacher Education Program meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation and has earned national accreditation by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement.
Defiance College's teacher licensure programs are also approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education in Early Childhood; Middle Childhood, Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies; Adolescent to Young Adult in Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Social Studies, Life Sciences, and Life Sciences and Chemistry; and Multi-age in Intervention Specialist: Mild-to-Moderate.
Ohio Education Licensure
Since the Ohio Department of Education periodically changes teacher licensure requirements, the College reserves the right to modify its programs and requirements to meet changing state standards. The professional courses and the teaching fields outlined will meet the current state standards for teacher licensure in Ohio. Students interested in teaching in another state are advised to contact that state's department of education to determine if the Ohio teaching license will transfer to a comparable license in that state.