I am a current PreK-3 teacher and would like to also be licensed to teach fourth and fifth graders
I want to increase my marketability by being licensed to teach PreK-5th grade
I want to work in an K-6 elementary school or a middle school
Where can I take courses?
Location & Delivery
Courses for this endorsement are offered at the following locations:
Columbus Center *
Elyria Center *
* Not all classes offered at these locations
Note: Online courses do not require students to attend classes at a graduate center. Hybrid courses are a combination of online and face-to-face classes. Hybrid and online sections of classes are not available for every course during every term. See the Graduate Course Rotations and the current Schedule of Graduate Course Offerings for additional information.
The facts about Licensure & Endorsement at Ashland University
The Dwight Schar College of Education offers numerous licensure and endorsement programs that provide new career avenues for educators. Adding an endorsement to expand a current teaching license? Looking for a new area in which to teach? Considering an administrator’s license? Our programs, with their integration of theory and practice, meet the changing needs of educators.
The College of Education has been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for more than 30 years. Our programs have been approved by their recognized specialized professional associations and the State of Ohio. Many of the licensure and endorsement programs can lead to a Master’s degree. Begin with the endorsement or licensure program and eventually earn an additional degree.
The College of Education’s licensure and endorsement programs are offered at the Ashland campus, as well as four regional centers located in Columbus, Cleveland (Warrensville Heights), Elyria, and Massillon, OH. Courses are provided at the centers, online, and in hybrid (combined face-to-face and online) formats.
Ashland’s “Accent on the Individual” is a motto that represents how we do business. M.Ed. program directors at each center and the Director of Teacher Licensure and Testing review transcripts, assist with the application process, and advise students as they move through their programs. Within the classroom, our faculty believe that small class numbers, individualized attention, and quality instruction lead to purposeful learning experiences.