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Endorsement Program - Ashland University

Which Teacher Endorsement program is right for you?

In today’s competitive economic landscape, it’s beneficial to expand your resume by adding an endorsement to your existing teaching license. Our teacher endorsement programs are designed to help you keep your license current and work toward endorsements that will help you improve your marketability. At Ashland University, we offer a wide variety of endorsements to help you better assist your students and further your career.

What you'll learn

At Ashland University, we offer a wide variety of endorsements to help you become a better teacher. Our programs integrate both theory and practice to help you build a solid understanding in your area of interest. 

Why earn your Teacher Endorsement at Ashland?

  • All endorsement programs are approved by the Ohio board of regents
  • Experienced instructors are focused on helping you grow your understanding in in-demand endorsement areas
  • Programs are designed to fit your lifestyle and schedule
  • Coursework is designed to help you become a subject-matter expert 

Our endorsement programs

Graduate Reading Endorsement Offered, cohorts only: Learn the most effective research-based methods for teaching reading, and participate in 100 hours of direct practice while working with elementary-, middle- and secondary-level students. Prior to beginning your program, you must have completed 12 hours of literacy coursework (undergraduate or graduate), including an approved phonics course. 

Gifted Intervention Specialist (Grades K-12)Learn to develop, teach and supervise curricula and services for talented and gifted students in Ohio K-12 schools.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages — TESOL (Grades K-12)  Make a positive, lasting impact on the lives of immigrant and native-born children. Prepare for the increasing cultural and linguistic diversity in today’s classrooms by learning the most effective methods for teaching nonnative English speakers the English language.

Computer/Technology EndorsementLearn the skills, knowledge and dispositions needed to provide professional development, and teach your colleagues how to get the most out of new and existing classroom technologies.

Post-Baccalaurate Early Childhood Generalist (Grades 4-5) Endorsement: The Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement is designed as an addition to an earned Early Childhood License, which would allow that candidate to also teach in grades 4 and 5. The program focuses on the unique developmental characteristics of the middle childhood student and teaching methods and strategies to best educate the young adolescent. The endorsement is available to graduate students who possess an Early Childhood License or Bachelor's Plus candidates who are seeking such a license.

Career opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a nationwide demand for teachers and administrators in all fields.

Get started today!

If you’re looking for endorsement programs that can help you earn the credentials you need to take the next step in your career, fill out the form above, email grad-admissions@ashland.edu or apply now!