Teacher Education Endorsements & Professional Development
The Department of Teacher Education offers a variety of programs to help you achieve your professional goals, including teaching license endorsements, online professional development for mentor teachers, master's programs, and doctoral programs.
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.
This program will help to ensure that there are a sufficient number of fully-credentialed and well-prepared teachers to instruct preschool children with disabilities and developmental delays so that the quality of instructional services received by children and their families is resolute. Early childhood teachers and intervention specialists will benefit from the PKSN program by acquiring advanced knowledge and skills to enhance the early educational opportunities for preschool children with special needs.
The Reading Endorsement enhances your knowledge and instructional skill in reading and writing beyond the foundation required of beginning teachers. This program is designed for licensed teachers who wish to add the Reading Endorsement to their current teaching license.
The Transition to Work Endorsement is a 12 credit-hour non-degree program at Ohio University that prepares educators, special education administrators, vocational rehabilitation counselors, parents, and advocates to meet the individualized needs of adolescents and young adults with disabilities as they transition from high school to college, careers, and community settings.
The Patton College of Education has developed six online professional development courses to support P-12 teachers who are currently hosting teacher candidates and/or interns in their classrooms, or who plan to do so in the near future.
Master of Education (MEd) Programs
The following master's programs are appropriate for currently licensed teachers:
- Teaching and Learning
- Reading (online program)
- Curriculum and Instruction (online program)
- Blended Early Childhood and Special Education (online program leading to dual licensure)