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Early Childhood Generalist

The early childhood generalist endorsement allows teachers holding a standard Ohio license in grades Pre-K to 3rd grade to add 4th and 5th grade in all subject areas. The addition of the early childhood generalist endorsement to an early childhood license provides teachers with additional teaching options. This endorsement cannot be added to any other teaching license.

Our endorsement programs are designed to have flexibility around your schedule, making earning one a convenient and smooth process.

Start with our useful step-by-step guide to begin your pursuit of this teaching endorsement. The guide will keep you on track to fulfilling all requirements for the endorsement.

ATTN: All Endorsement Applicants - A minimum of 50 clock hours of field experiences is required for each additional licensure area beyond the candidate's initial license. This state requirement applies to all endorsement areas.

Endorsement Resources


Teaching and Learning Academic Services

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at