Graduate licensure, certificate and endorsement information

Use the links below to explore the licensure, certificate and endorsement options available to graduate students in the Department of Teacher Education:

Licensures with option for MSE
Endorsements
Certificates

Licensures with option for M.S.E.

Adolescence to Young Adult Education (AYA)

Completion of the program requirements for adolescence to young adult (AYA) education leads to licensure in the state of Ohio for grades seven to 12. Candidates must complete approved licensure program coursework in one of the following teaching concentration areas: earth sciences, integrated language arts, integrated mathematics, integrated science, integrated social studies, life sciences or physical sciences. Concentration requirements also include professional education coursework.

For general information see licensure programs.

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Early Childhood Education (ECE)/Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (ECIS)

Students who enter the transdisciplinary ECE program are eligible to earn two state of Ohio licenses, ECE and early childhood intervention specialist (ECIS). The ECE license is valid for teaching children who are typically-developing, at-risk, gifted and who have mild to moderate educational needs. The license is issued for ages three through eight, or prekindergarten through grade three. The ECIS license is valid for teaching children who have mild, moderate to intensive educational needs, including service coordination.

For general information see licensure programs.

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Intervention Specialist licensure

The intervention specialist program is for individuals wishing to teach students with mild/moderate disabilities (learning disabilities, mild cognitive disabilities and emotional disturbance). All classes required for this license are offered online/blended through Summer, 2016. Beginning Fall, 2016 all courses will be face-to-face/blended. Completion of this program leads to licensure in intervention specialist mild/moderate grades K-12.

For general information, see licensure programs. Course of study may vary based on sponsorship for licensure. Typically applicants should possess a teaching license in an area other than intervention specialist.

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Middle Childhood Education (EMS)

Completion of the program requirements for middle childhood education (MCE) leads to licensure in the state of Ohio for grades four to nine. Candidates must complete approved coursework in two teaching concentration areas. The teaching concentration areas include: mathematics, science, social studies and reading/language arts.

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Multi-Age Education

Completion of the program requirements for multi-age education leads to licensure in the state of Ohio for grades prekindergarten through 12. Candidates must complete approved coursework in one of the following teaching concentration areas: foreign language, visual arts or music.

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Endorsements

Computer/Technology

The state of Ohio computer/technology endorsement can be added to a valid Ohio teaching certificate/license and is valid for grades K-12. The program prepares in-service teachers to integrate technology-enhanced learning into their teaching and to assist other professionals in their buildings in accomplishing the same. Applications for the endorsement must be submitted to the SEHS dean's office for approval.

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Early Childhood Generalist

The state of Ohio early childhood generalist endorsement can be added to a valid ECE license. The endorsement allows teachers in self-contained fourth and fifth grade classrooms to teach the subject areas of mathematics, science and social studies. In order for the University of Dayton to approve the state of Ohio endorsement application, candidates must have on file in the SEHS dean's office passing scores on the state of Ohio licensure tests.

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Middle Childhood Generalist 

The state of Ohio middle childhood generalist endorsement can be added to a valid MCE license for any combination of the four areas of teaching concentration. The generalist endorsement will allow teachers to teach grades four to six only. In order for the University of Dayton to approve the state of Ohio endorsement application, candidates must have on file in the SEHS dean's office passing scores on the state of Ohio licensure tests.

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Prekindergarten Special Needs 

The prekindergarten special needs (PKSN) endorsement is valid for teaching children ages three to five who have mild, moderate to intensive needs. The endorsement can be added to an IS or ECE license. In order for the University of Dayton to approve the state of Ohio endorsement application, candidates must have on file in the SEHS dean's office passing scores on the state of Ohio licensure tests.

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Reading 

The reading endorsement program is a 15 semester hour graduate program that signifies advanced work in the field of reading. The state of Ohio reading endorsement can be added to a valid teaching certificate/license, and is for grades P-12. To begin the coursework for the reading endorsement, candidates must have already completed prerequisite reading requirements or the approved equivalents. Three semester hours of prerequisites, which may be at the graduate or undergraduate level, may be applied to the reading endorsement program requirements. In order for the University of Dayton to approve the state of Ohio endorsement application, candidates must have on file in the SEHS dean's office passing scores on the state of Ohio licensure tests.

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Teacher as Leader 

The teacher leader endorsement program is a post-master's program that acknowledges the important role of teacher leaders in school settings, such as mentoring and coaching, providing professional development and decision-making. The program's nine semester hours consist of coursework and associated clinical activities. To be eligible for admission, prospective students need to have a master's degree and at least four years of successful teaching experience. Due to the unique nature of the content and clinical practice, transferring credits for these courses will not be considered. Candidates completing the endorsement program may apply to the Ohio Department of Education for the teacher leader endorsement, a criterion of the Tier 4 Lead Professional Educator License. Applications for the endorsement must be approved by the SEHS dean's office.

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The graduate teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) endorsement program is for P-12 teachers who hold a valid state of Ohio teaching license in any subject. This program prepares teachers to serve English-language learners effectively as content area and grade level classroom teachers or as ESOL specialists. Completion of the endorsement program leads to eligibility for a TESOL endorsement from the state of Ohio. In order for the University of Dayton to approve the state of Ohio endorsement application, candidates must have on file in the SEHS dean's office passing scores on the state of Ohio licensure tests.

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Certificates

Dyslexia

The dyslexia certificate prepares candidates to work with students with dyslexia within the regular classroom. Candidates will learn advanced phonics and multisensory instructional methods to meet the needs of students with dyslexia in their classrooms. Individuals must be admitted into the Literacy or Reading Endorsement program before admission into the Dyslexia Certificate program.

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Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy (ECLA)

The early childhood leadership and advocacy (ECLA) certificate is designed for experienced ECE professionals, such as program administrators, supervisors, teacher leaders and other professionals who work with and advocate for young children and their families. This program prepares candidates with the knowledge and skills required to be effective leaders and advocates in the field of early care and education.

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Early Childhood Intervention Specialist 

The early childhood intervention specialist (ECIS) certificate program is granted through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. It is valid for servicing infants and toddlers, ages birth through two, who have an identified developmental delay or who are at risk for developing such a delay. The young child is served within the context of family.

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The graduate teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) certificate program is for individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree in any field. This program prepares students to teach English as an additional language in postsecondary schools, adult education settings and private language institutes in the U.S. and abroad. It can also help pre- and in-service P-12 teachers gain competence in working with English-language learners in their grade level and content area classrooms. It should be noted the certificate alone does not qualify a teacher for a TESOL endorsement from the state of Ohio.

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Technology-Enhanced Learning

The technology-enhanced learning certificate program has the same curriculum as the computer technology endorsement, which is a credential for those persons holding a state of Ohio teaching license. For those persons who do not hold an Ohio license, the technology-enhanced learning certificate program is an option. This program prepares in-service teachers to integrate technology-enhanced learning into their own teaching and to assist other professionals in their buildings in accomplishing the same. The courses focus on helping master's candidates increase teacher and student learning in the context of a technology-enhanced, problem-based learning environment.

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