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 5-June 23, 2017)

• EDTL 4501/5501
Upper Elementary Math Instruction (May 15-June 2, 2017)

• EDTL 4502/5502
Upper Elementary Science Instruction (June 5-June 23, 2017)

• EDTL 4503/5503
Upper Elementary Language Arts Instruction (May 15-June 2, 2017)

• HDFS 4504/5504
Development and Learning in Children 8-12 (June 26-July 14, 2017)


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

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 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, 4/5 Endorsement Generalist Coordinator
    Email: ece45endorsement@bgsu.edu
    Phone: 419-372-8257