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Educators in Toledo, northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan can choose to pursue one of two graduate certificate programs.

Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement Graduate Certificate Program for Educators

  • Three courses for the Ohio 4-5 Endorsement
  • Designed for teachers with a State of Ohio Pre-K3 Early Childhood Teaching License
  • Qualifies teachers who earn a score of 143 on the Praxis II Test in Elementary Education Content to receive an Elementary Generalist Grades 4-5 endorsement

EDU 675 Pedagogy and Development in Young Adolescence
EDU 676 Content and Pedagogy: Mathematics and Science in Grades 4 and 5
EDU 677 Concepts and Pedagogy: Social Studies and Language Arts in Grades 4 and 5

P-12 Reading Endorsement Graduate Certificate Program for Educators

  • Designed for teachers wishing to become an expert in the teaching of reading
  • Applies to both classroom and resource settings
  • Includes five literacy courses that qualified licensed teachers who pass the Introduction to the Teaching of Reading Praxis II for a State of Ohio Endorsement in Reading
  • Includes 100 clinical hours

EDU 640 Literacy Foundations and Strategies
EDU 641 Phonics and Applied Word Study
EDU 642 Reading and Writing in the P-12 Classroom
EDU 643 Literacy Assessment, Diagnosis and Intervention
EDU 644 Practicum: Professionalism in Clinical Literacy Practice