Degree Requirements

Credit Hours

Students in bachelor's degree programs must complete a minimum of 120 hours of coursework that includes University Core requirements and all required coursework in the major.  Students are encouraged to use Degree Audit to review remaining requirements and meet with their academic advisor before every registration to assess progress toward completion of requirements. If a student completes University Core requirements and required courses in the major in fewer than 120 hours, the student must successfully complete elective courses to meet the total of 120 hours.

Students may qualify for a second bachelor’s degree in the College by completing a minimum of 30 credit hours of additional residence course work and by satisfying the applicable bachelor’s degree requirements and state requirements.

Grade Point Average

Students completing degree programs in teacher education must attain an overall higher education GPA of 2.7 or higher. In addition, students must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher in their subject-matter area courses and professional education courses prior to enrolling in internship/student teaching. The cumulative GPA includes all grades for credits earned, plus grades of IN and F and those acquired in repeated courses at The University of Toledo and at other institutions that the student attended.

University Core Curriculum

Students earning bachelor’s degrees in Judith Herb College of Education are required to complete the University Core Curriculum. Those courses are distributed in the areas of English composition, mathematics, arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences (with lab) and multicultural studies (see the General Section of this catalog for details). Some programs require courses in these areas over and above those required to fulfill University core requirements. The student’s academic department or college office should be contacted for specific details.


Students transferring from other institutions must earn at least 30 credit hours in the Judith Herb College of Education at The University of Toledo to be eligible for graduation and/or teacher licensure.  

Professional Education coursework must be completed in residence for students completing teacher education programs.

Degree Audit

U.Achieve is an online degree auditing tool available online through the myUT portal Student Self-Service. Students can track their progress toward meeting degree requirement for their declared major. Students should review their degree audit and work with their advisor to identify specific courses to fulfill program requirements. 

Teacher Education

Initial educator preparation Bachelor of Education degree programs require preparation in pre-professional education, supporting coursework, subject-matter, and professional education including internship. These requirements are described below. Specific course and other requirements are listed for each degree and concentration on each degree requirement page in this catalog. 

Pre-professional Education: A grade of C or higher in each course and a minimum GPA of 2.7 in pre-professional education courses is required.

Supporting Coursework: Required courses that may be taken before or after admission to professional education.

Subject-matter Specialization: A minimum GPA of 2.7 in the specialization is required.

Admission to Professional Education: Admission is required prior to enrolling in Professional Education courses.

  • Enrolled as a regular student in a Bachelor of Education degree program with appropriate concentration(s)
  • All pre-professional courses completed with a C or higher
  • Pre-professional courses GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Subject-matter courses GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Minimum of 48 credits overall and 12 credits in residency at UToledo
  • UT GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Higher education GPA of 2.7 or higher

Professional Education: Admission to professional education is required. A grade of C or higher in each course and a minimum GPA of 2.7 in Professional Education coursework is required. Courses may not be transferred from another institution.

Internship Eligibility: The following conditions must be met to be eligible to enroll in Professional Education Internship courses.

  • All professional courses completed with a C or higher
  • Professional education courses GPA >2.7
  • Completion of 90% of subject matter specializations
  • Subject matter GPA >2.7
  • Completion of 100 credits and 30 credits residency at UToledo
  • UT GPA >2.7
  • Higher education GPA >2.7

Practicum and Internship Assignment

The staff of the Field Experiences Office makes all practicum and internship (student teaching) placements in keeping with the best learning situation for the individual student. Internship is not offered in the summer, because it is not possible for students to complete the equivalent requirement. Students must submit to background checks and fingerprinting. Placements are completed with our partner schools, within 30 mile radius of campus. Transportation is the responsibility of the student.

Professional Conduct

Verification of professional conduct as stipulated by the state of Ohio is required. Students will not be allowed to continue in a teacher education major or participate in a field experience if they have pleaded guilty to, have been found guilty of, or have been convicted of a criminal offense listed in R.C. 3319.31 or R.C. 3319.39. Students should refer to a list of the rules and statutes in the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code that are applied by the Office of Professional Conduct at the Ohio Department of Education. All rules and statutes listed will result in removal from all teacher education programs.