School of Education

Become a classroom teacher in Ohio with education programs designed for working adults

Your dream of becoming a classroom teacher is within reach. Aligned with Franklin’s tradition of making career change and advancement possible for busy adults, our School of Education provides 100% online coursework to complement the in-field teaching experience requirement for licensure. 

Drawing on the university’s theory-to-practice curriculum model, you’ll be taught and mentored by our faculty of teaching and learning experts along with teachers at partner schools who have significant experience in the field and demonstrate excellence in teaching practices.

With a reputation for honoring the experiences our learners bring to the classroom, Franklin offers a generous transfer credit policy that enables you to build on what you already know and reach your goals faster.

Specialized Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The School of Education at Franklin University holds accreditation for its initial-level educator preparation programs through Fall 2026 from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th St NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 223-0077. The following bachelor's degree and post-baccalaureate initial-level licensure programs were included in the CAEP accreditation review: Adolescence to Young Adult Education (7-12), Intervention Specialist: Mild-Moderate (K-12), Middle Childhood Education, and Primary Education (PK-5).

For more information about the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, please click here.

CAEP Accountibility Measures

The CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) Accountability Measures are used to provide information to the public on both program outcome and program impact, those measures with supporting documentation are provided at this link.

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Find Your Education Program

Advance your career and be the difference maker you aspire to be with an online education degree from Franklin University. Franklin has education programs that cater to educators and leaders in traditional PK-12 roles, as well as those who work in corporate, nonprofit or governmental organizations. 

Educators bring out the best in those around them. Classroom teacher. Corporate trainer. CEO. Your passion will inform your path – and Franklin has the program to help you reach your destination.

Program Minimum Credentials
B.S. Adolescence to Young Adult (Grades 7-12) H.S. Diploma or Equivalent

What is it?
The B.S. Adolescence to Young Adult Education degree prepares students to teach grades 7-12 in Ohio by providing the coursework and assessments required to qualify for an Ohio Resident Educator License.   

What will I learn?
Course topics include lesson planning, classroom technology, classroom management and teaching strategies. In addition, the AYA Education program contains a specialized set of courses focused on teaching in specific content areas – language arts, mathematics, social studies or science. To meet requirements for AYA licensure, you will choose one area of concentration from the content areas.  

What an I do with a B.S. Adolescence to Young Adult (Grades 7-12)?
With a B.S. Adolescence to Young Adult Education degree, you can teach language arts, mathematics, social studies or science in Ohio's middle or high schools. 

Is there classroom experience or a capstone?
You'll combine online coursework with an on-site field placement during every term of your enrollment. In your final term, you'll complete a full-time student teaching experience alongside a cooperating teacher. 

How long will it take to complete?
Bachelor's-level education programs require 120 credit hours and are designed to be completed in 4 years. However, if you have previously earned credit hours - including an associate degree in education or in a teaching content area, Franklin’s transfer-friendly AYA Education program provides a flexible and accelerated path to a degree.   

B.S. Intervention Specialist: Mild-Moderate (K-12) H.S. Diploma or Equivalent

What is it?
  The B.S. Intervention Specialist degree prepares students to teach special education in grades K-12 in Ohio by providing the coursework and assessments required to qualify for an Ohio Resident Educator License.  

What will I learn?
Course topics include lesson planning, classroom technology, classroom management and teaching strategies. In addition, the Intervention Specialist Education program contains a specialized set of courses focused on teaching in specific content areas – language arts, mathematics, social studies or science, as well as four courses concentrated on reading instruction.

What can I do with a B.S. Intervention Specialist: Mild-Moderate (K-12)?
With a B.S. Intervention Specialist Education degree, you can be a special education teacher for grades K-12 in Ohio.  

Is there classroom experience or a capstone?
You'll combine online coursework with an on-site field placement during every term of your enrollment. In your final term, you'll complete a full-time student teaching experience alongside a cooperating teacher. 

How long will it take to complete?
Bachelor's-level education programs require 120 credit hours and are designed to be completed in 4 years. However, if you have previously earned credit hours - including an associate degree in education or in a teaching content area, Franklin’s transfer-friendly Intervention Specialist Education program provides a flexible and accelerated path to a degree.  

B.S. Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4-9) H.S. Diploma or Equivalent

What is it?
The B.S. Middle Childhood Education degree prepares students to teach grades 4-9 in Ohio by providing the coursework and assessments required to qualify for an Ohio Resident Educator License. 

What will I learn?
Course topics include lesson planning, classroom technology, classroom management and teaching strategies. In addition, the MCE program contains a specialized set of courses focused on teaching in specific content areas – language arts, mathematics, social studies or science. To meet requirements for MCE licensure, you will choose two areas of concentration from the content areas.

What can I do with a B.S. Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4-9)?
With a B.S. Middle Childhood Education degree, you can teach language arts, mathematics, social studies or science in Ohio's middle schools.   

Is there classroom experience or a capstone?
You'll combine online coursework with an onsite field placement during every term of your enrollment. In your final term, you'll complete a full-time student teaching experience alongside a cooperating teacher. 

How long will it take to complete?
Bachelor's-level education programs require 120 credit hours and are designed to be completed in 4 years. However, if you have previously earned credit hours - including an associate degree in education or in a teaching content area, Franklin’s transfer-friendly MCE program provides a flexible and accelerated path to a degree.    

B.S. Primary Education (PK-5) H.S. Diploma or Equivalent

What is it?
The B.S. Primary Education degree prepares students to teach preschool through 5th grade in Ohio by providing the coursework and assessments required to qualify for an Ohio Resident Educator License. 

What will I learn?
Course topics include lesson planning, classroom technology, classroom management and teaching strategies. In addition, the Primary Education program contains a specialized set of courses focused on teaching in specific content areas – language arts, mathematics, social studies or science, as well as four courses concentrated on reading instruction.

What can I do with a B.S. Primary Education (PK-5)? 
With a B.S. Primary Education degree, you can teach preschool, kindergarten or elementary school in Ohio.   

Is there classroom experience or a capstone?
You'll combine online coursework with an on-site field placement during every term of your enrollment. In your final term, you'll complete a full-time student teaching experience alongside a cooperating teacher. 

How long will it take to complete?
Bachelor's-level education programs require 120 credit hours and are designed to be completed in 4 years. However, if you have previously earned credit hours - including an associate degree in education or in a teaching content area, Franklin’s transfer-friendly Primary Education program provides a flexible and accelerated path to a degree.     

Post-Baccalaureate Adolescence to Young Adult (Grades 7-12) Bachelor's Degree

What is it?
A direct route to becoming a 7th-12th grade teacher in Ohio, the Post-Baccalaureate Adolescence to Young Adult Education Licensure Program provides a bachelor's degree-holder with the coursework and assessments required to qualify for an Ohio Resident Educator License.

What will I learn?
Course topics include lesson planning, classroom technology, classroom management and teaching strategies. In addition, the AYA Education program contains a specialized set of courses focused on teaching in specific content areas – language arts, mathematics, social studies or science. To meet requirements for AYA licensure, you will choose one area of concentration from the content areas.   

What can I do with a Post-Baccalaureate Adolescence to Young Adult (Grades 7-12)? 
With the Post-Bacc Adolescence to Young Adult Education Licensure Program you can teach language arts, mathematics, social studies or science in Ohio's middle or high schools. 

Is there classroom experience or a capstone?
You'll combine online coursework with an on-site field placement during every term of your enrollment. In your final term, you'll complete a full-time student teaching experience alongside a cooperating teacher. 

How long will it take to complete?
Post-Baccalaureate AYA educator preparation programs require 78 hours of pedagogical and specialized content coursework to apply for a Ohio Resident Educator License. Franklin's transfer-friendly Post-Bacc programs enable you to make the most of your previously earned bachelor's degree credits to minimize time and cost toward teacher licensure.   

Post-Baccalaureate Intervention Specialist: Mild-Moderate (K-12) Bachelor's Degree

What is it?
A direct route to becoming a special education teacher in Ohio, the Post-Baccalaureate Intervention Specialist Education Licensure Program provides a bachelor's degree-holder with the coursework and assessments required to qualify for an Ohio Resident Educator License.       

What will I learn?
Course topics include lesson planning, classroom technology, classroom management and teaching strategies. In addition, the Intervention Specialist Education program contains a specialized set of courses focused on teaching in specific content areas – language arts, mathematics, social studies or science, as well as four courses concentrated on reading instruction. 

What can I do with a Post-Baccalaureate Intervention Specialist: Mild-Moderate (K-12)? 
With the Post-Bacc Intervention Specialist Licensure Program, you can be a special education teacher for grades K-12 in Ohio.  

Is there classroom experience or a capstone?
You'll combine online coursework with an onsite field placement during every term of your enrollment. In your final term, you'll complete a full-time student teaching experience alongside a cooperating teacher. 

How long will it take to complete?
Post-Baccalaureate Intervention Specialist educator preparation programs require 63 hours of pedagogical and specialized content coursework to apply for a Ohio Resident Educator License. Franklin's transfer-friendly Post-Bacc programs enable you to make the most of your previously earned bachelor's degree credits to minimize time and cost toward teacher licensure. 

Post-Baccalaureate Middle Childhood Education (Grade 4-9) Bachelor's Degree

What is it?
A direct route to becoming a 4th-9th grade teacher in Ohio, the Post-Baccalaureate Middle Childhood Education Licensure Program provides a bachelor's degree-holder with the coursework and assessments required to qualify for an Ohio Resident Educator License.      

What will I learn?
Course topics include lesson planning, classroom technology, classroom management and teaching strategies. In addition, the MCE program contains a specialized set of courses focused on teaching in specific content areas – language arts, mathematics, social studies or science. To meet requirements for MCE licensure, you will choose two areas of concentration from the content areas.

What can I do with a Post-Baccalaureate Middle Childhood Education (Grade 4-9)? 
With the Post-Bacc Middle Childhood Education Licensure Program, you can teach language arts, mathematics, social studies or science in Ohio's middle schools.            

Is there classroom experience or a capstone?
You'll combine online coursework with an onsite field placement during every term of your enrollment. In your final term, you'll complete a full-time student teaching experience alongside a cooperating teacher. 

How long will it take to complete?
Post-Baccalaureate Middle Childhood educator preparation programs require 108 hours of pedagogical and specialized content coursework to apply for a Ohio Resident Educator License. Franklin's transfer-friendly Post-Bacc programs enable you to make the most of your previously earned bachelor's degree credits to minimize time and cost toward teacher licensure.

Post-Baccalaureate Primary Education (PK-5) Bachelor's Degree

What is it?
A direct route to becoming a PK-5th grade teacher in Ohio, the Post-Baccalaureate Primary Education Licensure Program provides a bachelor's degree-holder with the coursework and assessments required to qualify for an Ohio Resident Educator License.    

What will I learn?
Course topics include lesson planning, classroom technology, classroom management and teaching strategies. In addition, the Primary Education program contains a specialized set of courses focused on teaching in specific content areas – language arts, mathematics, social studies or science, as well as four courses concentrated on reading instruction.

What can I do with a Post-Baccalaureate Primary Education (PK-5)?
With the Post-Bacc Primary Education Licensure Program, you can teach preschool, kindergarten or elementary school in Ohio.                  

Is there classroom experience or a capstone?
You'll combine online coursework with an onsite field placement during every term of your enrollment. In your final term, you'll complete a full-time student teaching experience alongside a cooperating teacher. 

How long will it take to complete?
Post-Baccalaurate Primary educator preparation programs require 66 hours of pedagogical and specialized content coursework to apply for a Ohio Resident Educator License. Franklin's transfer-friendly Post-Bacc programs enable you to make the most of your previously earned bachelor's degree credits to minimize time and cost toward teacher licensure.

M.S. Instructional Design + Learning Technology Bachelor's Degree

What is it?
The M.S. in Instructional Design + Learning Technology provides a holistic view of education in a variety of settings particularly training and education solutions to develop the skills and knowledge of workers.   

What will I learn?
You'll learn to analyze learning needs, design appropriate solutions and evaluate the effectiveness of these solutions.

What can I do with an M.S. Instructional Design + Learning Technology?
You'll be prepared to identify, solve, lead, manage and evaluate projects that help organizations and individuals meet their learning and performance goals.                 

Is there a clinical or capstone?
You'll be prepared to identify, solve, lead, manage and evaluate projects that help organizations and individuals meet their learning and performance goals.

How long will it take to complete?
Designed for busy, working adults, the degree can be finished in as few as 16 months.

Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Organizational Leadership Focus Master's Degree

What is it?
The Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership is a practical degree that enables both subject mastery and in-field application as opposed to a Ph.D., which is more theoretical in nature.   

What will I learn?
You’ll learn what it takes to effectively lead organizational change, evaluate real-world situations and recommend theory-based management practices to ensure success. You’ll also assess your own leadership strengths and weaknesses to develop a plan of action to develop and refine your leadership competencies.

What can I do with an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Organizational Leadership Focus?
The Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership lends itself to top-level leadership roles, consulting or post-secondary teaching opportunities.                 

Is there a clinical or capstone?
Throughout the Ed.D. program, you’ll develop the research and writing skills necessary to complete and publish a dissertation in practice (DiP) as the culmination of your studies.

How long will it take to complete?
The Ed.D. is designed to be completed in three years: two years of coursework and one year for your dissertation. 

Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Higher Education Leadership Focus Master's Degree

What is it?
The Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership is a practical degree that enables both subject mastery and in-field application as opposed to a Ph.D., which is more theoretical in nature.  

What will I learn?
You'll earn to lead and innovate in the increasingly competitive higher education industry by focusing on major theories of higher education leadership, in order to develop your own leadership skills. 

What can I do with an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Higher Education Leadership Focus?
The Ed.D. with a focus in Higher Education Leadership is a gateway to administrative and academic roles at two- and four-year institutions, as well as consulting.                

Is there a clinical or capstone?
Throughout the Ed.D. program, you’ll develop the research and writing skills necessary to complete and publish a dissertation in practice (DiP) as the culmination of your studies. 

How long will it take to complete?
The Ed.D. is designed to be completed in three years: two years of coursework and one year for your dissertation. 

Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - PK-12 Educational Leadership Focus Master's Degree

What is it?
The Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership is a practical degree that enables both subject mastery and in-field application as opposed to a Ph.D., which is more theoretical in nature. 

What will I learn?
You'll build on your understanding of technology currently used to enhance and supplement teaching, learning and leadership within the PK-12 environment by examining and evaluating current trends and issues associated with educational technology, including social media.

What can I do with an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - PK-12 Educational Leadership Focus?
The Ed.D. with a focus in PK-12 Educational Leadership is a good choice for principals with aspirations of obtaining a district-level position or superintendents.                 

Is there a clinical or capstone?
Throughout the Ed.D. program, you’ll develop the research and writing skills necessary to complete and publish a dissertation in practice (DiP) as the culmination of your studies. 

How long will it take to complete?
The Ed.D. is designed to be completed in three years: two years of coursework and one year for your dissertation. 

DPS in Instructional Design Leadership Master's Degree*

*Master's Degree with a minimum of 15 hours of graduate coursework in an instructional design-related field or 3 years of work experience in training, instructional design, or education technology.

What is it?
The Doctor of Professional Studies in Instructional Design Leadership degree program is the highest-level degree program, representing mastery of leadership-level research, writing and presentation. 

What will I learn?
You'll learn progressive and advanced approaches for designing effective, transformative learning and instruction, as well as how to lead and manage learning at a very strategic level. 

What can I do with a DPS in Instructional Design Leadership?   
The DPS in Instructional Design Leadership lends itself to top-level leadership roles, consulting or post-secondary teaching opportunities.               

Is there a clinical or capstone?
Throughout the DPS program, you'll develop the research and writitng skills needed to publish a dissertation or dissertation in practice as a capstone project to your studies. 

How long will it take to complete?
The DPS is designed to be completed in three years: two years of coursework and one year for your dissertation.