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The Early Childhood Generalist (Grades 4-5) Endorsement Preparation non-degree program is valid for teaching all core academic content areas in grades four and five and may be added to an Early Childhood P-3 teaching license.
The non-degree program is not a master's degree program. Students interested in obtaining a teaching endorsement and a master's degree from Kent State University must also be fully admitted into the master's degree program and complete the prescribed coursework on the master's degree prospectus, in addition to courses that are prescribed here for an endorsement.
- Bachelor's degree
- Official transcript(s)
- Minimum 3.000 GPA
- Goal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Questions in Anticipation of Licensure Form
- Evidence of valid Early Childhood P-3 teaching license from the State of Ohio
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate the learning standards in social studies, mathematics, science and writing and reading for grades four and five.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.
Residence Requirement Policy for Non-Degree Teacher Education Licensure/Endorsement Preparation Programs
- Non-degree licensure (initial and additional) and endorsement programs that are a total of 15 credits or above: Students must complete 60% of the coursework at Kent State University, including the course that addresses the CAEP A.1.1 Standard as designated by the program area.
- Non-degree licensure (initial and additional) and endorsement programs that are less than 15 total credits: Students must complete 100% of the coursework at Kent State University.
- Students are permitted 6 years to complete licensure programs and 4 years to complete endorsement programs at Kent State University.
- Coursework transferred from another university cannot be more than 6 years old at the time the licensure/endorsement program is completed.
- Students who do not meet the residence requirements will not be recommended for licensure by Kent State University.
|CI 50093||VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION||1|
|CI 57504||TEACHING READING AND WRITING IN MIDDLE GRADES||3|
|HDFS 51093||VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES (min C grade)||1|
|MCED 50045||TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN THE INTERMEDIATE YEARS, GRADES 4-5 (min C grade)||3|
|MCED 56645||CRITICAL INQUIRY AND INTEGRATION: SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES, GRADE 4 (min C grade)||3|
|MCED 57745||CRITICAL INQUIRY AND INTEGRATION: SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES, GRADE 5 (min C grade)||3|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||14|
- Minimum 3.000 overall GPA
Prior to program completion, the candidate must demonstrate proficiencies in the following areas (including but not limited to): Data literacy and analysis, use of research and assessment data, leadership and collaboration, utilizing and supporting appropriate technology for the discipline, and application of professional dispositions, laws and policies, codes of ethics and professional standards appropriate to their field of specialization.
Candidates seeking Ohio teaching endorsement are required to pass specific requirements in order to apply for endorsement from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Students should consult the Early Childhood Education program for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education - Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to endorsement.
Students who do not apply for endorsement within 12 months of program completion may be subject to additional course requirement, based on standards in force at the time of application.