Judith Herb College of Education

Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement (grades 4-5)

The Ohio Department of Education has created an Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement to enable Early Childhood (Pre-kindergarten through Grade 3) license holders to meet additional requirements that would broaden the scope of their license so they also could teach fourth and fifth grades. The endorsement may only be added to an Early Childhood License (PK-3). The Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement courses can be applied toward the Master’s of Education degree, when taken at the 5000-level. 

Fifty hours of fieldwork is required for the endorsement. 

Required Courses (9 hours)

CI 4110/5110
Developing Instruction in Literacy & Social Studies


CI 4120/5120
Developing Instruction in Math & Science


EDP 4210/5210
Child Behavior & Development


Note:  Candidates must pass the appropriate Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) before being approved for the endorsement. Click here for additional information on the OAE 

Last Updated: 12/12/19