These tables map each Ohio licensure type to its corresponding assessment in the OAE program.

For more information regarding Ohio licensure requirements, visit the Educator Licensure page on the Ohio Department of Education website.

Note: Applicants for teaching licenses need to take BOTH the designated APK and Specialty Area Tests.

Early Childhood (PreK-3)

Licensure Type/Code
Required Tests Code #
(71-no code)
Assessment of Prof. Knowledge: Early Childhood (PK-3) 001
Pearson Foundations of Reading 090
Early Childhood Education 012
Grades 4/5 Endorsement
Early Childhood Generalist (xx-185000) OAE Elementary Education (Subtest I) and 018
OAE Elementary Education (Subtest II) 019

Middle Childhood (4-9)

Licensure Type/Code
Required Tests Code #
  Assessment of Prof. Knowledge: Middle Childhood (4-9) 002
  Pearson Foundations of Reading 090
License also specifies areas of concentration in at least two:
MC Lang. Arts and Reading (62-050150) Middle Grades English Language Arts 028
MC Mathematics (62-110100) Middle Grades Mathematics 030
MC Science (62-130102) Middle Grades Science 029
MC Social Studies (62-150003) Middle Grades Social Studies 031

Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12)

Licensure Type/Code
Required Tests Code #
  Assessment of Prof. Knowledge: Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12) 003
Select appropriate assessments:
Integrated Language Arts (63-050145) English Language Arts 020
Integrated Mathematics (63-110094) Mathematics 027
Chemistry: Physical Sciences (63-132150) Chemistry 009
Earth Sciences (63-132040) Earth & Space Science 014
Life Sciences (63-132030) Biology 007
Physics: Physical Sciences (63-132160) Physics 035
Integrated Social Studies (63-150004) Integrated Social Studies 025

Multi-Age (PreK-12)

Licensure Type/Code
Required Tests Code #
  Assessment of Prof. Knowledge: Multi-Age (PreK-12) 004
Select appropriate content assessments:
* Modern Languages
Spanish (64-060265)
French (64-060230)
German (64-060235)
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Test N/A
Music (64-120050) Music 032
Visual Arts (64-020012) Art 006
Drama/Theater (64-0580338) Theater 048

* Foreign Language licensure tests [Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Written Proficiency Test (WPT)] are provided by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and are required of all world language candidates. These assessments ensure the spoken and written language proficiency of candidates for licensure to teach world languages.

Disclaimer: Tests listed in the tables above are subject to change by the State Board of Education of Ohio. Please check the Educator Licensure page on the Ohio Department of Education website to ensure the information for your licensure area is up to date.