Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement (Blended)

The Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement is available to undergraduates majoring in middle childhood education and to practicing teachers holding an Ohio Middle Childhood Education license. This endorsement allows teachers to add one or two academic areas to their licenses, enabling them to teach the added subjects in grades 4-6. Endorsement classes may be taken at the undergraduate or graduate level. After completing the required coursework, endorsement candidates must take and pass either the PRAXIS II Elementary Content Knowledge exam.

At BGSU, required graduate endorsement courses in each content area are:

Language Arts

Summer. An in-depth study of reading-language arts for teaching in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades, including curriculum, materials, methodologies, assessment tools and interventions. Prerequisites: An Early Childhood Education or Middle Childhood Education Ohio teaching license, or equivalent. Approved for Distance Learning.

Spring, Summer. Survey of current research and theory on teaching and learning the language arts from preschool through grade 12. Critical examination of strategies for developing and assessing language abilities using integrated and holistic perspectives. Development of methods of teaching reading, writing, oral, and visual communication. Development of reflective practice for decision-making in contemporary, multicultural classrooms.

Math

Summer. An in-depth study of math for teaching in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades, including curriculum, materials, methodologies, assessment tools and interventions. Prerequisites: An Early Childhood Education or Middle Childhood Education Ohio teaching license, or equivalent. Approved for Distance Education.

Fall, Summer. A systematic examination of research, trends, and issues affecting a contemporary program of elementary school mathematics. Attention is focused on theories, methods, objectives, and materials as applied to individualized diagnostic and prescriptive instruction. Approved for Distance Education.

Science

Summer. A systematic examination of trends and issues affecting a contemporary program of elementary school science. Attention is focused on methods, objectives and materials as applied to individualized diagnostic and prescriptive instruction. Prerequisites: Early Childhood Education or Middle Childhood Education Ohio teaching license, or equivalent. Approved for Distance Learning.

Spring, Summer. Theories, methods, objectives, and materials for teaching science concepts and processes in elementary and middle schools. Development of teaching aids and practices. Approved for Distance Education.

Social Studies

Summer, Fall,Spring. An in-depth study of social studies instruction for teaching in the 4th and 5th grades, including curriculum, materials, methodologies, assessment tools and interventions. Prerequisites: Early Childhood Education or Middle Childhood Education Ohio teaching license,or equivalent. Approved for Distance Learning.

Fall, Summer. Designed to explore current trends, developments, and practices in social studies as related to the curriculum in the intermediate grades. Emphasis will be placed on researching and developing an integrated inquiry-based social studies program but utilizes developmentally appropriate strategies to address the diverse needs of intermediate learners. Approved for Distance Education.

Students wishing to take endorsement courses should complete the Application to Pursue the Middle Childhood Generalist 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 Praxis II score report confirming passage of the 0014 exam

Since classes may be taken at the undergraduate or graduate levels, please contact the program advisor for application instructions.