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Program Overview

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 middle childhood student and teaching methods and strategies to best educate the young adolescent.

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This program is for you, if...

  • 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.

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Courses you will take in the Early Childhood Generalist program:

  • EDCI 597: Middle Grades Philosophy, Organization & Climate3
  • EDCI 596: Middle Grades Methods & Assessment3
  • HIST 239: History of Ohio3
  • MATH 218: Geometry for Middle Grades Teachers3

Total Hours 12

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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 class 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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Contact Information

Call Us: 419-289-5738
Call Us: 1-800-882-1548 x5738

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