Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement

The BGSU Early Childhood Education 4-5 Generalist Endorsement (ECE) program is a high-quality 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  4/5 endorsement courses are:

• EDTL 4500/5500
Upper Elementary Social Studies Instruction (June 12-July 7, 2023)

• EDTL 4501/5501
Upper Elementary Math Instruction (May 15-June 9, 2023)

• EDTL 4502/5502
Upper Elementary Science Instruction (June 12-July 7, 2023

• EDTL 4503/5503
Upper Elementary Language Arts Instruction (May 15-June 9, 2023)

• HDFS 4505/5505 
Introductory Field Experiences Grades 4 & 5 (April 3- June 2, 2023)

• HDFS 4504/5504  
Development and Learning in Children 8-12 (May 15-August 4, 2023)   


• Licensed Early Childhood Education professionals
• Teacher candidates who are currently enrolled as juniors in a teacher preparation program leading to early childhood licensure.

Licensure Examinations:

Once coursework is finished, candidates 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, an undergraduate student attending BGSU, or a Graduate student, click here to register for the courses.
    • Graduate students also need to apply to the Graduate College at the link below as well.
  • Graduate students click here to apply to the Graduate College.
  • 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, 4/5 Endorsement Generalist Coordinator
    Email: ece45endorsement@bgsu.edu
    Phone: 419-372-8257                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Average Starting Salary & BGSU Placement Rate

$32,678* — BGSU Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement graduates average starting salary

100% of BGSU Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement graduates report they're employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation

* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact assessment@bgsu.edu.

Updated: 01/27/2023 02:25PM