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.
4th-5th Grade Early Childhood Generalist 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.
Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement
Middle Childhood teachers are licensed to teach in two content areas (Language Arts, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies) in grades 4-9. The Generalist Endorsement allows licensed Middle Childhood teachers to add one or two additional content areas for grades 4-6.
Pre-K Special Needs Endorsement
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.
Professional Development and Outreach
Connecting Math to the Real World Project
Connecting Math to the Real World is an NSF funded, three-year project focused on collaborating with teachers to make elementary mathematics meaningful and applicable inside and outside of the classroom by connecting math to real-world topics, including current events and societal issues that are relevant to students’ lives.
Resources and information for mentor teachers through the OHIO Center for Clinical Practice in Education.
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)
Doctoral (PhD) Programs
- Curriculum and Instruction with a range of specializations
- Mathematics Education
- Science Education
- Social Studies Education