The Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement (Grade 4–5), offered in the summer term only, allows teachers who hold a current valid Ohio Early Childhood Education (PreK–Grade 3) license to teach all core academic content areas in grades four and five. The program is made up of 5 courses that are available entirely online plus field experience. The addition of this endorsement to your license 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.
Ohio University will be offering this program at both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels for 2021. There is no guarantee that we will continue offering this program at the Undergraduate level beyond Summer 2021 so if you are a current Ohio University student or a Patton College alum consider enrolling in 2021.
Undergraduates who are currently juniors or seniors, who want to take the program at the undergraduate level, but will not be graduating in the spring, can reach out to Dr. Pam Beam for registration instructions.
Graduating seniors who want to take the program at the undergraduate level will need to complete and return a re-enrollment form to reactivate their account before they can enroll.
Who can enroll?
- Current Ohio University undergraduate students who wish to complete the endorsement must have successfully completed their junior-level courses to enroll in the undergraduate program during the summer. If you choose this option, we strongly recommend that you only take the endorsement program as it is a rigorous program by itself. All tuition and fees will be added to your bill and will not be eligible for the comprehensive fee so please keep that in mind when registering.
- Ohio University seniors who are graduating in the spring or former graduates of the Ohio University Early Childhood program may enroll in either the undergraduate or graduate program. You will need to complete a form that we can send you to enroll again at the undergraduate level.
Currently licensed Early Childhood educators are eligible for this program at the undergraduate and graduate level per Ohio Department of Education regulations, but Endorsement cohorts are not eligible for GA/GRS tuition waivers. You must have at least a 2.75 Undergraduate GPA to be accepted into the graduate-level program and submit official transcripts from all universities attended when you apply unless you are an Ohio University graduate.
||4th-5th Grade Generalist Courses
||EDEL 4250/5250 Teaching Reading and Language Arts to Fourth and Fifth Graders
||EDEL 3560/5560 Teaching Social Studies to Fourth and Fifth Graders
||EDEL 4370/5370 Teaching Mathematics to Fourth and Fifth Graders
||EDEL 4480/5480 Teaching Science to Fourth and Fifth Graders
||EDPL 3910/5910 Field Experience in Grades 4 & 5
Tuition Fees and Financial Aid:
Tuition and fees for this program at the graduate level are available on the Bursar's website. Only two courses require materials and you may purchase them wherever you like to get the best deal. For tuition and fees at the undergraduate level please visit https://www.ohio.edu/bursar/undergraduate-tuition.
Financial Aid is available but limited to undergraduate Direct Loans that require a minimum of six credit hours. Please complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA at https://fafsa.gov (Ohio University school code: 003100) for financial aid consideration for Summer Semester 2021. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next graduate cohort is scheduled to begin during our Summer term 2022. Graduate Applications will again be accepted beginning in January 2022 for this program. The deadline for a complete application (including transcripts) is April 15, 2022 (No exceptions) for admission in the entire Summer program for undergraduates and graduate students.