College of Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services

College of Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services

Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement

Program Description

Under existing Ohio licensure standards, early childhood teachers are licensed to teach Pre Kindergarten to Grade Three.  In response to requests from the field, the Ohio Department of Education has created an endorsement to permit teachers to add grades Four and Five education to their current teaching license. The Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement (grades four and five) will permit individuals who hold a current valid Early Childhood license to teach all core academic content areas in grades four and five.  It may be added to an Early Childhood P-3 teaching license upon evidence of completion of the hours of study aligned with the Ohio academic content standards for grades four and five, including preparation in pedagogy and child/adolescent development appropriate for grades four and five, and upon successful completion of an examination prescribed by the state board of education.

Pre-requisites:

  1. Individuals currently holding an Ohio P-3 license
  2. Students in the ECE professional cohort at UC
  3. Hold at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA

Course Requirements:

  • MDL 4032/6032: Methods of Teaching Natural Science in Grades 4-6.
    • First summer session: May 7 to June 19
    • 2 semester hours
  • MDL 4033/6033: Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Grades 4-6.
    • First summer session: May 7 to June 19
    • 2 semester hours
  • MDL 4030/6030: Methods of Teaching Social Studies in Grades 4-6.
    • Second summer session: June 20 to Aug 4
    • 2 semester hours
  • MDL 4031/6031: Methods of Teaching Language Arts in Grades 4-6.
    • Second summer session: June 20 to Aug 4
    • 2 semester hours
  • MDL 2001: Introduction to Field Experience
    • Full summer session: May 7 to Aug 4
    • 1 semester hour

 

*These courses include 50 hours of field service. 

Apply Online between March 1 and June 30:

  • Current ECE cohort students:
    • Sign in to Tk20 with your 6+2 and click “Applications” on the main menu.
    • Select “Application to the Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement”
  • All other applicants:
    • Go to uc.tk20.com
    • Click “Admissions” at the bottom of the home page.
    • Click “Click here to create your account” at the bottom of the page.
    • Create a guest account
    • Click “Admissions Applications” from the menu.
    • Click “Create New Application”
    • Locate the “Application to the Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement"

Post-Course Requirements (to get the endorsement):

Passing scores on the OAE Elementary Education (Subtest I) and the OAE Elementary Education (Subset II)

Quick Info

Total Credit Hours

9

Location

Online

Department

School of Education
Early Childhood Education

Contacts

Academic Information
Emilie Camp
Email: emilie.camp@uc.edu
Phone: 513-556-0388