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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.  At only $349/credit hour, it is an affordable way to increase your skills.

Program Details
  • Must be currently licensed Early Childhood teachers or undergraduates graduating in spring 
  • Must have a 2.9 Undergraduate GPA or higher to apply.
  • Requires completion of 4 courses at Ohio University (2.75 GPA or better) and a 50 hours field experience, and OAE Elementary Education Exams (220 on each section to pass)  
  • Financial Aid is available, but limited to undergraduate Direct Loans that require a minimum of six credit hours.  Please complete 2019-2020 FAFSA application.  Contact Financial Aid if you have questions:
  • All courses are 7 weeks long and completely online. (Two courses Summer I and 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)

OuApply Today!r next cohort is scheduled to begin on May 13, 2019 during our Summer term. Applications will again be accepted beginning in January 2019 for this program (ND8869).  Deadline for application is April 26, 2019. For additional questions, please e-mail us:

4-5 endorsement inquiry form

A new policy will take effect beginning with the Fall 2017 Semester. Candidates seeking licensure within eighteen (18) months of successfully completing an educator preparation program at Ohio University will be recommended for licensure if they apply within that timeframe to the Ohio Department of Education. If application for licensure is made after eighteen (18) months to the Ohio Department of Education, candidates will be required to meet with their program coordinator for consultation regarding any additional state and/or program requirements they need to complete. Following this consultation and the satisfaction of any additionally identified requirements, recommendation by Ohio University will be granted on a case-by-case basis. This applies to all candidates including past graduates who have not earned the license for which they were prepared.