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The Reading Endorsement at The Ohio State University is a graduate-level program. Students seeking the endorsement are required by state mandate to hold a standard Ohio teaching certificate or license. After completing the required coursework outlined on the Reading Endorsement Program Sheet and the required Praxis II exam, students may have their initial certificate/license endorsed for Reading by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).
Middle Childhood Education Generalist Endorsement
The School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University offers a Middle Childhood (MC) Generalist Endorsement that allows candidates who are licensed to teach two subject areas in grades 4-9 to add licensure to teach all subject areas in grades 4-6. To fulfill the requirements for the endorsement, candidates must successfully complete at least two courses (minimum nine quarter hours) in each subject area being added to the initial license, a methods course in each subject area, and the appropriate PRAXIS II specialty area exam(s). Candidates must have received or be on track to receive a standard Ohio teaching license for two Middle Childhood subject areas to be eligible to apply for the MC Generalist Endorsement. Candidates who received teaching credentials from another state and need information about obtaining equivalent licensure in Ohio should contact the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) via web or at 614-466-3593 to request an out-of-state application and information packet.
Early Childhood 4/5 Generalist Endorsement
The Ohio State University (OSU) offers an endorsement program to add 4th and 5th grade for teachers holding a standard Ohio license in Pk-3. This endorsement cannot be added to any other teaching license. The program is delivered through four on-line courses which may be included in a graduate degree.