Undergraduate Certificates and Endorsements

Computer Endorsement (PK-12)

Progress through a sequence of 5 computer science courses (i.e., CSE coursework) and a teaching methods course in your area of study. For example, future elementary school teachers completing the CS Endorsement will enroll in EDT 318P. Each CSE course includes a summative assessment point at the end of the course (referred to as SA1--SA5). These assessments are a mix of project work and timed in-class examinations. Each teaching methods course includes a lesson planning component that requires all teacher candidates to plan and teach computer science lessons/units using effective and engaging practices and methodologies.

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 15 hour endorsement provides undergraduate teacher licensure candidates the knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the challenges of English learners in their own classrooms or to be employed as a an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher. 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.

Remote Teaching for K12 Certificate

Blended, online, and remote learning environments are now becoming prevalent in K12 learning.  Blended and remote learning enables teachers to extend and expand the classroom and allow for more personalized learning. The purpose of the Remote Teaching for K12 Certificate is to prepare K12 undergraduate students in teacher preparation programs with the skills, pedagogy, methods, and practice for teaching in remote learning environments.