The early childhood generalist endorsement enables early childhood license holders to broaden their pre-kindergarten through grade three teaching license to include grades four and five. Adding these credentials makes you more marketable to school districts. Should they ever need to shift staff because student population changes, they can move an existing teacher rather than hire someone new. You may complete the endorsement independently or apply the courses toward a Master of Education degree.
Upon coursework completion, students also take a state examination and complete 50 hours of field experience. In consultation with a faculty advisor, students may apply their courses toward a master’s in education. Additional admission requirements will need to be met for acceptance into the degree program.