College of Education Health and Human Services
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studieswww.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs
Applications to the Early Childhood Generalist (Grades 4-5) Endorsement Preparation program are not being accepted at this time.
Examples of Possible Careers*
Education teachers, postsecondary
- 4.8% about as fast as the average
- 77,300 number of jobs
- $65,440 potential earnings
Elementary school teachers, except special education
- 3.5% about as fast as the average
- 1,452,100 number of jobs
- $60,940 potential earnings
Kindergarten teachers, except special education
- 3.7% about as fast as the average
- 127,700 number of jobs
- $57,860 potential earnings
Preschool teachers, except special education
- 2.5% slower than the average
- 540,400 number of jobs
- $31,930 potential earnings
Teaching assistants, except postsecondary
- 3.6% about as fast as the average
- 1,395,900 number of jobs
- $28,900 potential earnings
Source of occupation titles and labor data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
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 2.750 overall 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.
|Code ||Title ||Credit Hours |
|CI 40093||VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION ||1|
|CI 47504||TEACHING READING AND WRITING IN MIDDLE GRADES ||3|
|HDFS 41093||VARIABLE TOPIC WORKSHOP:HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES ||1|
|MCED 40045||TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN THE INTERMEDIATE YEARS, GRADES 4-5 ||3|
|MCED 46645||CRITICAL INQUIRY AND INTEGRATION: SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES, GRADE 4 ||3|
|MCED 47745||CRITICAL INQUIRY AND INTEGRATION: SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES, GRADE 5 ||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.