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4/5 Endorsement| Program

The program consists of 9 semester hours and is for early childhood licensure candidates or teachers that hold a PreK-3rd license.

Lake Erie College offers a 9 semester credit Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement for early childhood licensure candidates or for teachers that hold a PreK-3rd license. After completion of coursework candidates are required to take the OAE Elementary Education subsets (018 and 019). This endorsement can be completed at the undergraduate and post-baccalaureate level and allows candidates the opportunity to teach in PreK-5th grade classrooms.

Transfer Credits:

At the time of application as an endorsement seeking student to the 4/5 Endorsement program, a student may request approval of transfer up to three (3) credit hours of undergraduate study from an accredited institution of high education.

Consideration for transfer credit to meet program requirements will be based upon work in equivalent courses to those required. Elective transfer credit may be accepted when approved by the Dean of Education and Professional Studies.

Only credits in which a grade of "B" or better has been earned will be considered for transfer.

Only recognized comparable catalog coursework will be accepted from other institutions.

Requirements for the Endorsement

9 semester credits including:

  • EDE 431 Development in Lake Childhood: Age 9-11 (3 SH)

  • EDE 432 Content Specific Methods: 4/5 Language Arts and Social Studies (3 SH)

  • EDE 433 Content Specific Methods: 4/5 Math and Science (3 SH)

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For more information about 4/5 Endorsement…

Katharine Delavan, Ph.D

Dean of the School of Education

1 (440) 375-7389


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