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Early Childhood Generalist (Grades 4-5)

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The Early Childhood Generalist (Grades 4-5) endorsement is designed as an addition to an Early Childhood License, which would allow you to teach in grade 4 and 5 classrooms in all subjects. The program focuses on the unique developmental characteristics of the midde childhood student and teaching methods and strategies to best educate the young adolescent.

Is this program for you?

  • You are a current PreK-3 teacher and would like to also be licensed to teach fourth and fifth graders.

  • You want to increase your marketability by being licensed to teach Pre-K-fifth grade.

  • You want to work in an K-6 elementary school or a middle school.

What courses are in this program?

Course Numbers and Titles Credit Hours
EDCI 597:  Middle Grades Philosophy, Organization & Climate 3
EDCI 596:  Middle Grades Methods & Assessment    3
HIST 239:  History of Ohio   3
MATH 218:  Geometry for Middle Grades Teachers 3
Total Hours 12

You must also complete six hours in each of the following areas (science, social studies, English/language arts and math) and pass the appropriate licensure exams as designated by the Ohio Department of Education. Courses from above may be applied to the six hours in each of the four areas.

Where can you take courses for this program?

Graduate classes are offered in face-to-face, hybrid, (combination of face-to-face and online) and online formats. Online classes have no face-to-face meetings, but may meet for synchronous classes sessions throughout a given semester or term. While not all courses are available online, many can be found in hybrid formats.

Course Locations:

  • Ashland Campus
  • Columbus Program Center
  • Elyria Program Center
  • Some Courses May be Available Online

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