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Early Childhood Education (P-5) Additional Licensure Preparation - Non-Degree

If you hold an active license in Special Education, Elementary Education, or Middle Childhood Education, you may apply to the ECED Additional Licensure Preparation program to pursue a second license in Early Childhood Education.

ECED (P-5) Additional Licensure Preparation Plan of Study (PDF)

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Program Description

Full Description

The Early Childhood Education (P-5) Additional Licensure Preparation non-degree program is designed to provide licensure to teachers who hold an active license in special education, elementary education or middle childhood education.

This program does not culminate in a master's degree. Students interested in obtaining a teaching license and a master's degree from Kent State University must also be fully admitted to a master's degree and complete the prescribed coursework on the master's degree prospectus, in addition to courses that are prescribed here for additional licensure.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable 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 or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.

Admissions

For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Minimum 2.750 GPA
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Questions in Anticipation of Licensure Form
  • Evidence of valid teaching license from the State of Ohio — either the four-year Resident Educator or the five-year Professional Intervention Specialist, Elementary Education or Middle Childhood Education

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Spring Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Summer Term
    • Rolling admissions
Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Completers of this program will be able to:

  1. Apply PreK-5 learning standards to classroom experiences with students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate standards in reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies related to learning environments.
  3. Assess student learning and demonstrate effective home, school and community partnerships through assessment sharing.
Coursework

Program Requirements

Endorsement Requirements

Licensure Requirements (min C grade in all courses) 1
ECED 50125INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3
ECED 50203CRITICAL INQUIRY: THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE FRAMEWORK 3
ECED 50301TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN K-5 CLASSROOMS 3
ECED 50302TEACHING PHONICS AND WORD STUDY 3
ECED 50303TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN THE ELEMENTARY YEARS I 3
ECED 50304TEACHING SCIENCE IN THE ELEMENTARY YEARS 3
ECED 50402TEACHING READERS IN THE ELEMENTARY YEARS 3
ECED 50403TEACHING WRITERS IN THE ELEMENTARY YEARS 3
ECED 50404TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN THE ELEMENTARY YEARS II 3
ECED 54444DEVELOPMENT AND PEDAGOGY IN UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3
ECED 60103SOCIAL STUDIES AND THE ARTS IN PRESCHOOL 3
ECED 60113PRESCHOOL EDUCATION 3
ECED 60115SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS FOUNDATIONS FOR EARLY AND MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3
ECED 60151SOCIOMORAL ENVIRONMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3
ECED 60152APPLICATION OF SELECTED THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN 3
ECED 60201TEACHING EARLY READERS 3
ECED 63333FAMILY-SCHOOL-COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS IN DIVERSE SETTINGS 3
ECED 67292PRACTICUM AND INTERNSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 21-5
Minimum Total Credit Hours:52-56
1

Students must have an advising appointment with the graduate program coordinator to review former licenses, teaching experiences, employment, as well as field experiences, to determine the necessary courses and field experiences to compliment the student's existing valid Ohio license. All coursework for the license must be current. Additionally, a program of study must be filed in the Office of Graduate Student Services, 418 White Hall, prior to application for the licensure.

2

Internship will be determined by the faculty advisor, based on the student's transcript evaluation, prior employment and work history. For candidates employed full time in a teaching capacity, an individualized plan for completing the internship will be developed with the faculty advisor. This may include observations, partnering with a primary teacher, and development of a portfolio to demonstrate competency for teaching in the primary grades. The preschool internship may be completed during the summer I session. It should precede the primary internship.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
3.000 3.000
  • Minimum C grade required in each course for licensure.

Licensure Information

Prior to program completion, the candidate must demonstrate proficiencies in the following areas (including but not limited to): data literacy and analysis; use of research and assessment data; leadership and collaboration; utilizing and supporting appropriate technology for the discipline; and application of professional dispositions, laws and policies, codes of ethics and professional standards appropriate to their field of specialization.

Candidates seeking Ohio teaching licensure are required to pass specific requirements in order to apply for licensure from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Students should consult the early childhood education program for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education - Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

Students who do not apply for license within 12 months of program completion may be subject to additional course requirement, based on Ohio licensure standards in force at the time of application.

Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Education teachers, postsecondary

4.8%

about as fast as the average

77,300

number of jobs

$65,440

potential earnings

Elementary school teachers, except special education

3.5%

about as fast as the average

1,452,100

number of jobs

$60,940

potential earnings

Kindergarten teachers, except special education

3.7%

about as fast as the average

127,700

number of jobs

$57,860

potential earnings

Preschool teachers, except special education

2.5%

slower than the average

540,400

number of jobs

$31,930

potential earnings

Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

3.6%

about as fast as the average

1,395,900

number of jobs

$28,900

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.