The Middle Childhood Generalist license has been approved by the Ohio Board of Education. This license can be added to an existing Middle Childhood license. The MC Generalist license will allow teachers to teach grades 4-6 only (in the concentration areas that are listed on the license).
Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation): Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.
How to Apply
Students who obtained an initial license in MCED from KSU
If you wish to add the MC Generalist license in Social Studies, you will need to contact the Registrar's Office by calling 330.672.3131 to be re-activated as a student. You will have to take additional coursework and testing. If you want to add the Generalist Endorsement in English/Language Arts and/or Mathematics, you only need to take the test or tests listed above.
When the coursework and tests are completed, contact the Office of Academic Services in the College of Education for the application for the Generalist Endorsement (phone: 330.672.2862 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). Cost is $20.00 to add one or two concentration areas (for a total of $20.00).
Students working toward an initial license in MCED
If you wish to add the MC Generalist license in Social Studies, take the course work required while you are working on your initial licensure. Then take the test. If you would like to add Mathematics and/or English/Language Arts, take the appropriate tests. You may then apply for both the MCED license and the Generalist license/s at the same time through the Office of Academic Services. There will be no additional cost for the Generalist license/s. If you decide to wait until after graduation to obtain the Generalist license/s, then follow the procedure described in the above section.