Endorsements & Mentoring Courses
Students who have graduated from an approved program of teacher education and have licensure, may take graduate level coursework leading to a reading endorsement at the graduate level. The graduate reading endorsement is an online program with new cohorts starting each summer. Click to view information about the Online Graduate Reading Endorsement.
Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement
Middle Childhood teachers are licensed to teach two content area (Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, or Science) in grades 4-9. The Generalist Endorsement will allow licensed Middle Childhood teachers to add one or two additional content areas for grades 4-6. State requirements call for six semester hours for each content area plus the required Ohio Assessment for Educators exam for the content area.
4th-5th Grade Endorsement
The Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement expands opportunities for teachers who currently hold the Early Childhood License (age 3 to grade 3). School districts also benefit from greater flexibility in teacher assignments. Only currently licensed teachers are eligible for this program. The 4th-5th Grade Endorsement website is HERE.
Mentoring teacher Candidates courses
These workshops examine various approaches to mentoring field experiences for teacher candidates. Topics will include examining the role of a mentoring teacher, setting expectations, getting teacher candidates involved with students, helping teacher candidates reflect on their teaching, and engaging teacher candidates with inquiry projects. In addition, the requirements of different field experiences will be discussed. Finally, special attention will be given to the utilization of teacher candidates to increase instructional opportunities for students and personal growth opportunities for teachers. The Mentor workshop website can be found HERE.
Note: The Patton College offers a variety of programs at Ohio University regional campuses and eCampus. All cohort programs and the courses therein are contingent on a specified minimum enrollment of students. Program start dates may be postponed if the minimum enrollment is not reached. This decision will be made no fewer than 30 days prior to the advertised start date.