The Ohio Department of Education has created an Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement to enable Early Childhood (Pre-kindergarten through Grade 3) license holders to meet additional requirements that would broaden the scope of their license so they could also teach the fourth and fifth grades. The endorsement may be added only to an Early Childhood License.
Financing the Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement
EDU 566 Teaching Mathematics and Science in the Intermediate Grades (3 semester credits)
The purpose of this course is to familiarize teachers with mathematics and science curricula for children in the intermediate grades (4-5) and with instructional techniques appropriate for the delivery of the curricula. Course content is closely aligned with recommendations of authorities and national organizations, with a solid foundation in the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Mathematics and Science. The course is designed to extend the teacher‘s understanding of mathematics and science content and methodology so that mathematics and science instruction is seen in terms of active children, making appropriate use of technology in learning mathematics and science as relevant and coherent bodies of knowledge that relate to diverse cultures.
EDU 567 Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies for Intermediate Grades (3 semester credits)
The focus of this course is to explore the integration of the language arts and social studies particularly the content standards related to 4th and 5th grades. Topics include both the Ohio Content Standards for Language Arts & Social Studies as well as National Council for the Social Studies Curriculum Standards and the Standards for English Language Arts. Emphasis will be on effective pedagogy for engaged teaching and learning.
EDU 568 Teaching and Learning in the Intermediate Grades (3 semester credits)
The purpose of this course is to familiarize teachers with the developmental needs of the intermediate age group, the organizational structures of the elementary/middle grades and standards set by the National Middle School Association. Focus is placed on understanding the diversity of the students and ways of supporting the students through current research and best practices.