Teacher Education

Master of Education and Licensure Multi-Age Education, World Languages

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Why Choose Multi-Age Education: World Languages?

The Multi-Age program leads to a Master's of Education degree and licensure to teach World Language (French, Spanish) for grades Kindergarten–12. The graduate program is designed for three semesters of full-time study and internship requiring a Monday through Friday commitment. 

You must have a bachelor's degree in the target language, meet content requirements, and pass state-mandated examinations. World Language candidates are required to obtain the minimum score of “Intermediate High“ (or higher) on both the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT). Upon successful completion of the program and passing licensure exams, and the OPI and WPT exams, you are eligible to apply for an Ohio Resident Educator Multi-Age license in the concentration area that applies to your preparation as regulated by the Ohio Department of Education. Licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state, and we have not determined if this program meets educational requirements outside of Ohio. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding that state’s licensure or certification requirements.

Graduates of Wright State's Bachelor of Arts in French or Spanish in the College of Liberal Arts may seek admission to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in the College of Health, Education, and Human Services. This graduate program is required for teacher licensure.

Prerequisite undergraduate courses in education and co-requisite school placements are required prior to admission to the graduate program. These courses are not required in the bachelor’s degree program by the College of Liberal Arts. If you did not take these as electives, you will need to complete them prior to entry into the graduate program.

See the College of Liberal Arts website for details on the current undergraduate programs.

Wright State’s programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, fully approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, and meet the requirements for the Ohio Department of Education 4 Year Resident Educator teaching license.  Moreover, our programs provide relevant and up-to-date training, such as Youth Mental Health First Aid Training and other professional development opportunities in accordance with Ohio’s Strategic Plan for Education focused on the whole child.  

Program Highlights 

  • Prepare to work with a variety of age groups in high-need subject areas.  
  • Based on feedback from employers, Wright State prepares you especially well to collaborate effectively with other teachers, administrators, and staff.  
  • Over the past five years, 97 percent of those who complete the Wright State program passed the state’s licensure examinations.  
  • Teachers prepared at Wright State consistently perform above the state average on the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES).  

Contact Information 

Brian Boyd, Ph.D.
421 Millett Hall


Demand for teachers is high, with many parts of the state and nation currently unable to hire as many teachers as they need. Areas with the highest need include special education (intervention specialist), math, science, world language, and teaching English to second language (TESOL). Hiring for teachers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 512,900 new teaching jobs are projected to be added from 2018 to 2028 (bls.gov).   

Teaching is unique in that it provides you an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students, carry out your passion for your content area, and advocate for issues related to education. There are also plenty of opportunities to move up and through the education field including becoming a lead teacher, administrator, school counselor, or further your specialties through endorsements and certificates. Some professionals take opportunities to move their career to advocacy, government agencies, and higher education.     

  • The median annual wage for education occupations was $49,700 in May 2018 (bls.gov)  
  • Educators with a master’s degree make, on average, $5,000 more annually than those with a bachelor’s degree.  
  • Visit the Educator Quality Data page for additional details on employment and salary. 

The College of Health, Education, and Human Services has provided a dedicated career consultant to assist you in connecting your major to a career. The career consultant focuses on staying up to date on career trends in education, kinesiology and health, leadership, and human services. Our assigned career consultant is an extension of services offered through Wright State’s Career Services

Real-World Experience

Extensive real-life experience and practice in K-12 schools is the heart of Wright State’s teacher preparation programs.  As an education major, you will benefit from the highest quality instruction interwoven with clinical practice throughout your program.  Working in close partnership with nine local school districts and many other schools in the region, our programs provide you with the following advantages:   

  • You will spend numerous hours on the ground in schools practicing and refining your skills. 
  • All of your field experiences will be supervised by clinical faculty (trained former teachers, principals, and curriculum directors) who will provide quality, constructive feedback to improve your readiness to teach.  
  • In addition to your regular field experiences, you will have one or more education courses (e.g. classroom management, science methods, etc.) in which your professor will hold portions of your university class on-site at a local school district to enrich your experience and bridge the gap from theory to practice.  
  • Your experience will culminate in a year-long student teaching internship where you will start the year and end the year with the same mentor teacher and classroom.  
  • Our Office of Partnerships and Field Experiences works to place our candidates in a variety of school settings (urban, suburban, rural) to allow for varying experiences. 

Success Stories

Academics and Curriculum

View the Master of Education and Licensure in Multi-Age Education program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.  

M.Ed. degree and Licensure Requirements for World Language programs in French, Spanish(PDF)


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in French or Spanish
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution,
    • with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7 OR
    • with a cumulative undergraduate GPA between and including 2.6-2.69, but with a 3.0 or better for the last 60 semester hours earned toward the undergraduate degree
  • C or better in prerequisite language courses 
  • C or better in prerequisite education courses and field experiences 
  • OPI and WPT exams with score of “intermediate high” or better on each 
  • ED 2750 final Dispositions Assessment demonstrating a "Meets Requirements" rating. 
  • Demonstration of reading, math, and writing competency on a nationally normed test 
  • One of the following reading scores: 
    • ACT Reading score of 19 or better
    • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 520 or better
    • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Reading score of 162 or better
    • GRE Verbal Reasoning (Reading) score of 151 or better 
  • One of the following writing scores: 
    • ACT Writing score of 6 or better 
    • SAT Writing Dimension Score of 5 or better 
    • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Writing score of 165 or better 
    • GRE Analytical Writing score of 4 or better 
  • One of the following math scores: 
    • ACT Math score of 17 or better
    • SAT Math score of 510 or better
    • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Math score of 158 or better
    • GRE Quantitative Reasoning (Math) score of 153 or better 

Be aware that WHEN you took the test is an important factor in determining whether your score meets the minimum criteria for admission, due to revisions that have occurred over time in the ACT, SAT, and Praxis tests. Acceptable Test Scores for Admission to Teacher Education Programs (PDF)

**Due to accreditation requirement changes, admissions requirements are subject to change. You should continue to check for updates, and work with your advisors to be informed of upcoming changes. 

Admission Process

Graduates of Wright State's Spanish or French  Bachelor's Degree Programs


Complete the Program Application, due January 15.


If your reading, writing, or math ACT/SAT scores do not meet the minimum scores listed above, complete the appropriate ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators test.

Applicants also have the option to appeal one or more admission requirements or an admission decision through our Educator Preparation Appeal Process. 


Submit the application for a field placement (ED 6470) via Pilot. As part of the application, upload a current resume. Application instructions.

Deadline: January 15

  • Complete an FBI and BCI Background Check and request a copy for your records.
  • Attend a field experience orientation session provided by OPFE staff. Session information will be sent out via Wright State email and will also be posted on the OPFE website.



Contact the teacher education department at 937-775-2677 for program information.

Questions about the graduate school application? Contact:

The College of Graduate Programs and Honors Studies
Location: 160 University Hall
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 937-775-2976
Fax: 937-775-2453
Email: wsugrad@wright.edu

Licensure Exams

Registering for the OPI and/or the WPT  

Wright State students should contact Dr. Pascale Abadie of modern languages for additional information about the OPI in French and Dr. Ksenia Bonch for information about Spanish before registering for the OPI. Wright State students of Spanish may choose to take the OPI by appointment with Dr. Ksenia Bonch. 

All Wright State students needing to take the WPT must register for their exam at www.languagetesting.com. Please contact Dr. Melissa Doran to help coordinate your arrangements. Dr. Doran also proctors these exams. 

Students needing to take the OPI in French need to register for their exam at www.languagetesting.com after having made prior arrangements with Dr. Doran. Students of Spanish may register for the OPI online if arrangements with Dr. Bonch cannot be made. 

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