Early Childhood Generalist

Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement Preparation: It’s Time

Want to expand your current teaching licensure and broaden your employment opportunities? Earn a Generalist Endorsement and expand your teaching opportunities! 

If you already have an Ohio teaching license in Early Childhood Education (PK to grade 3), the grade 4-5 generalist endorsement allows you to expand the scope of your licensure to include all content areas for grades 4-5.

If you already have an Ohio teaching license in Middle Childhood Education (grades 4-9), the grade 4-6 generalist endorsement allows you to expand the scope of your licensure to include the remaining 2 core content areas for grades 4-6.

Earn Generalist Endorsement and Expand Your Teaching Opportunities

Grade 4-5 Generalist Endorsement 

Urbana University’s grade 4-5 generalist program offers flexibility for the organized and motivated working adult. Courses are offered online in 8 week sessions during spring and summer.

Grade 4-5 Generalist Endorsement students must hold an Early Childhood Teaching License. The program consists of a 3 course sequence of 3 hours each. A total of 50 field hours in a 4th or 5th grade classroom are required. Working teachers may use conference or planning time to complete the field component in their current district. 

Grade 4-6 Generalist Endorsement 

Urbana University’s grade 4-6 program offers flexibility for the organized and motivated working adult. Courses are offered online in 8 week sessions during spring and summer.

Grade 4-6 Generalist Endorsement students must hold a Middle Childhood Teaching License. The program consists of a 2 course sequence of 6 hours each. A total of 50 field hours in a 4th, 5th or 6th grade classrooms are required. These must be focused on the content areas where the endorsements will be added. Working teachers may use conference or planning time to complete the field component in their current district. 

Post Baccalaureate & Endorsement Requirements

Urbana’s Educator Preparation programs offer students who have completed a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to complete the pedagogical and specialized content coursework needed to apply for a Resident Educator initial license.

Educator Preparation Programs Admission Requirements/Materials:

  • Completed undergraduate application
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Official college transcript from any institution where coursework was completed

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