Generalist Endorsements

Generalist Endorsements Preparation: It’s Time

Want to expand your current teaching licensure and broaden your employment opportunities? Earn a Generalist Endorsement and expand your teaching opportunities! 

If you already have an Ohio teaching license in Early Childhood Education (PK to grade 3), the grade 4-5 generalist endorsement allows you to expand the scope of your licensure to include all content areas for grades 4-5.

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Grade 4-5 Generalist Endorsement 

Franklin University’s grade 4-5 generalist program offers flexibility for the organized and motivated working adult. Courses are offered online in 8 week sessions during fall and spring.

Grade 4-5 Generalist Endorsement students must hold an Early Childhood Teaching License. The program consists of a 3 course sequence of 3 hours each. A total of 50 field hours in a 4th or 5th grade classroom are required. Working teachers may use conference or planning time to complete the field component in their current district. 

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Post Baccalaureate & Endorsement Requirements

Franklin’s Educator Preparation programs offer students who have completed a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to complete the pedagogical and specialized content coursework needed to apply for a Resident Educator initial license.

Educator Preparation Programs Admission Requirements/Materials:

  • Completed undergraduate application
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Official college transcript from any institution where coursework was completed
  • Ohio teaching license in Early Childhood Education (PK to grade 3)

Program Outcomes

  1. Program completers will be able to identify and describe student milestones and related variations in all domains of student development.

  2. Program completers will be able to create engaging instruction that leads students to take ownership in learning.

  3. Program completers will be able to match instructional methodologies to students' needs and progress.

  4. Program completers will be able to create learning goals, objectives, and strategies aligned with specific standards and district priorities.

  5. Program completers will demonstrate the ability to establish a classroom culture this is inclusive to all students.

  6. Program completers will be able to help their students make significant connections with various aspects of the subject matter and other topics within their area of licensure in authentic and technology-related ways.

  7. Program completers will be able to identify ethical dilemmas, legal disparities, and policy gaps on district and state levels, and apply solutions within the appropriate parameters.

Generalist Endorsements Curriculum

Professional Education Component Courses (9 hours)
EDUC 440 - Instructional Strateg for 4, 5, 6 Grades (3)
This course surveys the biological, social, psychological and cultural influences in human development in early adolescence, fosters an understanding of the unique developmental needs and aspects of young adolescents and how they impact learning. The course examines all aspects of instructional planning and examines the common strategies teachers employ to conduct their lessons. The overriding purpose of the course resides in the transformation of content and behavioral objectives into sequences of instructional activities that make them accessible to students.
EDUC 441 - LA & SS Cont, Mthd, & Assess 4,5,6 (3)
This course is one of three courses needed for the Early Childhood Generalist endorsement. It examines the nature, development, purpose and value of social studies with emphasis on methods and techniques of instruction, curriculum reorganization, and evaluation with attention given to citizenship education, the world as a global community, the important role of values in guiding human behavior, and individual differences among learners. This course also provides teacher candidates with a survey of the methods and materials for teaching language arts, including the areas of grammar and usage, spelling handwriting, composition, dramatics, and speaking. Teacher candidates will examine the goals, materials, and methodologies most likely to achieve those goals, providing them with a deep understanding of the content they will teach and an extensive understanding and appreciation of the students with whom they will work.
EDUC 442 - Math & Scie Cont, Mthd, & Assess 4,5,6 (3)
This course is one of three courses needed for the Early Childhood Generalist endorsement. It explores both the content of the mathematics curriculum and the methodologies employed in teaching mathematics content. This course also involves the teacher candidate with varying kinds of science approaches with an emphasis on the hands-on approach to investigation. The central focus is placed upon the teacher candidate's ability to become more aware of societal technological needs for science. Teacher candidates will examine the goals, materials, and methodologies most likely to achieve those goals, providing them with a deep understanding of the content they will teach and an extensive understanding and appreciation of the students with whom they will work.

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