Undergraduate Certificates and Endorsements

Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement

The Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement can be added to a valid Ohio Early Childhood P-3 teaching license upon successful completion of required education courses and by passing the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) "Elementary Education" Subtest I/018 and Subtest II/019. Such an endorsement enables a teacher to teach all core academic content areas in grades four and five in the State of Ohio. Nine of the 10 hours of the endorsement can apply towards the M.Ed. in Transformative Education degree.

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. 

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Undergraduate Endorsement

This 13 hour endorsement 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. Open to all teacher licensure majors.

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.

Teaching English Language Learners Certificate

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.