4th-5th Grade Early Childhood Endorsement
The addition of the Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement to an Early Childhood licensure (age 3 to grade 3) provides school districts with greater staffing flexibility, Early Childhood teachers with additional teaching options, and facilitates the mobility of teachers into Ohio from other states. A Program Overview is available in pdf format.
The program includes four courses totaling 10 semester hours of graduate-level credit and you must complete all 4 courses within the endorsement program at Ohio University. All courses are 7 weeks long and completely online. Students will take the first two courses Summer I and the remaining two courses Summer II as follows:
- EDEL 5150 Teaching Reading and Language Arts to Fourth and Fifth Graders (4 credit hours)
- EDEL 5560 Teaching Social Studies to Fourth and Fifth Graders (2 credit hours)
- EDEL 5370 Teaching Mathematics to Fourth and Fifth Graders (2 credit hours)
- EDEL 5480 Teaching Science to Fourth and Fifth Graders (2 credit hours)
Only currently licensed Early Childhood teachers or undergraduates who graduate in spring (expecting to receive licensure over the summer) are eligible for this program per Ohio Department of Education regulations. Unfortunately, this endorsement is not part of the senior to graduate students program. You must have at least a 2.9 Undergraduate GPA to be accepted. In order to be recommended for the Endorsement, you must also complete all courses with a 2.75 cumulative GPA and pass the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Elementary Education Exam 018/019 with a score 220 on each section.
TUITION & financial aid
Please visit the Office of the Bursar Tuition Schedule for current tuition and fees. Ohio University Faculty and Staff should contact us before registering. As a non-degree graduate student working toward teacher certification, financial aid is limited to undergraduate Direct Loans that require a minimum of six credit hours. Students who have reached the maximum aggregate loan borrowing limit in the Direct Loan Program ($57,500 as Independent, $31,000 as Dependent) may seek a private alternative loan as a resource. Students planning to enroll in courses for Summer Semester 2017 will need to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA application. The Ohio University school code is 003100. For further questions about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and Direct Loans, please e-mail email@example.com.
Our next cohort is scheduled to begin on May 8, 2017 during our Summer term. Applications are now being accepted for this program (ND8869) for 2017. Deadline for application is April 21. For additional questions, please e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org.