The Ohio Department of Education provides endorsements in certain professional areas. The candidate pursuing an endorsement must initially possess a valid ODE teaching license in order to be eligible for an endorsement.
The Department of Education & School Psychology has approved curriculum in the following endorsement content areas:
To seek admission to the endorsement programs, a candidate must:
NOTE: Admission to a certificate program does not imply admission to a graduate degree program. The Department reviews the application and makes a recommendation regarding admission to Graduate Studies.
A Pre-K-3 teacher with this endorsement is eligible to teach all subjects in grades 4-5. NOTE: Students may pursue this endorsement at the end of their early childhood initial licensure teacher education program (with chair permission).
The reading endorsement course sequence provides an in-depth preparation in literacy, reading assessment, and diagnosis of reading problems. Successful completion of this curriculum, a minimum of 50 hours of field work in an appropriate setting, and the state exam is required.