Teacher Education

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Advising
Dr. Grace Huang’s 2015 Fall office hour advising schedule below. 
Individual advising hours, JH 329
Monday: 9-11am
Wednesday: 9-11am
Friday: 7:30-9:30am
Other times by appointment


4th/5th Generalist Endorsement Program Overview

In response to requests from the field, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) created the 4th & 5th Grade Generalist Endorsement which prepares students to teach at the 4th and 5th grade level in addition to age 3 through 3rd grade, the age band for the current Early Childhood license. The program emphasizes Ohio academic content standards for grades 4 & 5, pedagogy and methods appropriate for 4th and 5th grade students, and a deep understanding of topics related to child development and learning. Students who currently hold or are seeking the Early Childhood Generalist License expand their teaching horizons and enhance their employability by filling an explicit need in the state of Ohio. Schools profit from greater flexibility in teacher assignments, and teachers with the endorsement benefit from a highly competitive edge in the educational job market. ODE has more information on the endorsement here: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/
This is a four course (12 credit hours) program that can be completed in 2 or 3 semesters. It provides all the academic requirements to receive the ODE 4th/5th Generalist Endorsement. Undergraduates in good academic standing can begin the program when they are within 30 hours of graduation. Undergraduates can potentially poise themselves to begin their first year of teaching with the capability to teach pre-K through 5th grade by completing the last half of the program in the summer after graduation.  Two courses (ECE 521 & 523) include a combined 30-40 hour field component, further preparing students to pass the endorsement licensing exam. It can also help prepare you for the new requirements associated with Ohio House Bill 3313.608 regarding Fourth Grade Reading Capability. More information on this bill can be found at: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3313.608
Program Requirements
Endorsement courses are open to current teachers who already have an early childhood teaching license. With required permissions, undergraduate and graduate students who are currently seeking teacher licensure in early childhood education may also take endorsement courses. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact the ESSC advising office at coe.advising@csuohio.edu; 216.687.4625.
Program Courses
ECE 521: Development and Education in Grades 4 & 5 * (3 credits)
ECE 523: Integrated Language Arts & Social Studies Education in Grades 4 & 5 * (3 credits) 
ECE 525: Mathematics Education in Grades 4 & 5 (3 credits)
ECE 527: Science Education in Grades 4 & 5 (3 credits)
*Taught in a blended web/face-to-face format 
Admission Requirements
Application and admission requirements vary depending on student status (undergraduate/graduate). Courses can be used as graduate elective credit in certain programs should a student decide to pursue a master’s degree at CSU.
For a detailed description of the application and admission process, please contact the advising office at coe.advising@csuohio.edu; 216.687.4625

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