Undergraduate Certificates and Endorsements

Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners (TELLs) Certificate provides undergraduate teacher licensure candidates the knowledge, skills, and experiences that will prepare them to meet the challenges of English language learners in their classrooms. The TELLs Certificate consists of an infusion portfolio, field-based experiences with language learners, a three-course focus sequence and a cultural and social justice course. Open to all teacher licensure majors.

Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement

This 10-hour graduate-level endorsement enables candidates who hold an Ohio Early Childhood license to teach all core subjects in Grades 4-5. Nine of the 10 hours are part of the Comprehensive concentration in the M.Ed. Elementary Education degree. Although undergraduate seniors who are Early Childhood Education majors may apply to take these courses after successful completion of the content methods block of courses, these hours cannot count towards undergraduate graduation. A passing score on the Praxis II Elementary Content Knowledge Exam (#0014) is also required.

Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement

This 6-8 hour endorsement includes courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels to enable candidates who hold an Ohio Middle Childhood license to teach one or two additional core subjects in Grades 4-6. The MCE Generalist Endorsement is an add-on (i.e., it can only be obtained with the MCE license) that allows a teacher to teach grades 4-6 in one or two additional content areas not on the original teaching license. Candidates may take these courses without seeking a degree (apply for continuing non-degree seeking student status) or may choose to apply to one of the M.Ed. degrees in the Teacher Education Department or elsewhere in the College of Education, Health, and Society.  A passing score on the Praxis II Elementary Content Knowledge Exam (#0014) is also required.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Certificate

Offered through the Department of Educational Psychology, the ASD certificate is a four-course certificate to help you develop a broad and updated knowledge base in current research & trends, methods for classroom instruction, understanding and developing approaches to social-emotional and communicative skills, and methods for behavioral support and intervention. Courses may be taken in any sequence and are taught entirely online.

Fostering Just Communities (FJC) Certificate

In this innovative program, the community becomes the curriculum. The Fostering Just Communities Certificate is an interdisciplinary program designed to encourage and facilitate place-based education in an urban setting, with an emphasis on issues of social justice. Open to all majors, students enrolled in the 12-credit hour FJC Certificate will collaborate with community members in a project, and place-based approach to learning.