Endorsements for Graduate & Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Endorsements

Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement

The Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement allows any teacher candidate pursuing PreK-3 Early Childhood Education Licensure to add grades 4 and 5 to the license through completion of the endorsement and appropriate licensure tests.

Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement

The Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement allows any teacher candidate pursuing Grades 4-9 Middle Childhood Licensure to be able to teach all subjects grades 4-6 through completion of the endorsement and appropriate licensure tests. To receive the endorsement, the teacher candidate is required to complete 2 additional courses each in the opposite content/pedagogy areas of the chosen degree. For example, if the candidate is pursuing Middle Childhood Education with science and mathematics as the concentrations in the major, the endorsement may be added by completing 2 courses in language arts and 2 courses in social studies.

Graduate Endorsements

Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement

The Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement may be added to the Early Childhood License. The completion of this endorsement (3 courses) and passing the appropriate state licensure exam will allow those pursuing the Early Childhood License (PreK-3) or those already holding the license to add grades four and five to their teaching credentials. The program is a cognate area in the M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. For those who already have a master’s degree in education, the endorsement can be earned by taking the endorsement only courses (listed below).

Gifted Endorsement

The Gifted Endorsement may be added to any existing Ohio teaching license after completing the required coursework. This endorsement is designed to help teachers develop expertise in identifying students who are gifted, differentiating the curriculum to meet their needs, and providing support for other teachers in meeting the needs of students who are gifted. The program also serves as a cognate area in the M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for students who desire the master’s degree.

Reading Endorsement

The K-12 reading endorsement may be added to any existing Ohio teaching license after completing the required coursework and passing the appropriate Ohio Assessments for Educators exam. This endorsement is designed to help teachers develop expertise in assisting young students to become literate, serve as K-12 reading teachers, and be highly qualified in reading. The program is a cognate area in the M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. For those who already have master’s degrees in education, the endorsement may be earned by taking the endorsement-only courses.

 

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement

The TESOL endorsement combines the expertise of the Department of Education and the Department of English to allow those with an Ohio teaching license to add a K-12 TESOL endorsement to an existing license upon completion of the program and all other licensure requirements.