What we do
The Office of Licensure is a component of the Office of Student Services in the College of Education. Its mission is to ensure that individuals seeking careers in education are properly certified/licensed with adherence to the current guidelines of the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). To that end, we
- validate completion of program and degree requirements.
- validate successful completion of Ohio's required licensure tests.
- facilitate the certification & licensure process including criminal background checks by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) and FBI.
- verify completion of University of Akron programs for those seeking licensure/certification in states outside Ohio.