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Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement

The BGSU Early Childhood Education 4-5 Generalist Endorsement (ECE) program is a high-quality, online program of study that prepares you to teach all subject areas in grades 4 and 5.

The ECE endorsement consists of five classes (15 credit hours). The courses may be taken at the undergraduate or the graduate level. For those taking the courses at the graduate level, a BGSU Certificate may be earned through the Graduate College. The five ECE online 4/5 endorsement courses are:

• EDTL 4500/5500
Upper Elementary Social Studies Instruction (June 9-June 30)

• EDTL 4501/5501
Upper Elementary Math Instruction (May 19-June 8)

• EDTL 4502/5502
Upper Elementary Science Instruction (June 9-June 30)

• EDTL 4503/5503
Upper Elementary Language Arts Instruction (May 19-June 8)

• HDFS 4504/5504
Development and Learning in Children 8-12 (July 1-July 25)

Eligibility:

• Licensed Early Childhood Education professionals
• Teacher candidates who have completed BGSU’s methods courses

Licensure Examinations:

Once your coursework is finished, you must also pass the Ohio Assessment for Educators Elementary Education Test (Subtest I 018) and (Subtest II 019).

To Register:

  • If you are an undergraduate GUEST student or an undergraduate student attending BGSU, click here to register.
    • *Guest students please complete all forms. Current BGSU students only need to complete the registration form.
       
  • Graduate students apply here
  • To Obtain the Endorsement:
    • Once course requirements are complete, candidates will need to submit the following to the EDHD Office of Accreditation and Licensure:
      • An Ohio Department of Education Licensure Application
      • Associated fees
      • An official transcript of final grades
      • An official score report confirming passage of the Ohio Assessment for Educators Elementary Education Test (Subtest I 018) and (Subtest II 019).
  • Contact:
    Dr. Susan Peet, Early Childhood Education Coordinator
    Email: ece45endorsement@bgsu.edu
    Phone: 419-372-8257