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DC offers Education Licensure Graduate Program

February 12, 2013


DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College now offers a Graduate Studies licensure-only program which offers the opportunity to earn an Ohio Teaching license in one of four areas:  adolescent to young adult (grades 7-12) life science; life science and chemistry; multi-age (grades K-12) licenses in visual arts; and intervention specialist (mild to moderate).

Through the Professional Education Teaching Licensure (PETL) program (a licensure-only program), students could potentially earn an Ohio Teaching license in any of the four areas in 18 months or less. The programs are approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and the Defiance College Teacher Education Program which is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Summer registration is now open.

To learn more about the Defiance College Professional Education Teacher Licensure Graduate Program, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Development at 419-783-2351 or email . Those interested in the program can also chat with someone online live or schedule a time for an information session at

Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is