Endorsement/Licensure Programs

Licensure Programs

Principal License

An individual may apply for a principal's license after meet the following conditions:

  • complete the licensure courses listed below;
  • have a valid teaching license;
  • earned a master's degree from an accredited university;
  • passed the appropriate Ohio Assessment for Educators,
  • and have two years teaching experience for the area for which they are applying using the following criteria:
    • Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Multi-Age, or Intervention Specialist licenses teaching experience with students who are ages 3-12 and pre-Kindergarten through Grade 6;
    •  Middle Childhood, Multi-Age, Adolescence to Young Adult or Career-Technical licenses - teaching experience with students who are ages 8-14 and Grades 4-9.
    • Middle Childhood, Multi-Age, Intervention Specialist, Adolescence to Young Adult or Career-Technical licenses - teaching experience with students who are ages 10-21 and Grades 5-12.

Courses

EDF 706Principalship3
EDF 707Personnel Mgmt & Leadership3
EDF 708Internship I1.5
EDF 709School Fin for Sch Adm & Treas3
EDF 710Internship 21.5

School Treasurer License

An individual may apply for a school treasurer license after meeting the following conditions:

Have a baccalaureate degree in business

OR

Have a baccalaureate degree in a non-business area and take nine semester hours of accounting

Complete the following courses.

EDF 621Legal/Ethical Issues in Educ3
EDF 709School Fin for Sch Adm & Treas 13
EDF 715Internship School Treasurer3

Endorsement Programs

Pre-K Through 12th Grade Reading Endorsement (18 Hours)

In order to enroll in the Reading Endorsement Program, candidates must have a valid teaching license and meet the following course prerequisites.

If the individual holds an Early Childhood Education (ECE), Middle Childhood Education (MCE) or Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (ECIS), he/she must have previously completed twelve (12) hours of undergraduate or graduate level reading coursework.  One of these courses must be a Phonics course.

If the individual holds an Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA), multi-age (at Walsh this would include ISE Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Intensive) or career technical license, he/she must have previously completed nine (9) hours of undergraduate or graduate level reading coursework. One of the courses must be a Phonics course.

Courses

EDT 650Dev Language/Literacy3
EDT 651Meth Teach Dev Reading3
EDT 652Prin/Pract of Teach Phonics3
EDT 653Reading Assess/Intervention3
EDT 654Reading in Content Area3
EDT 655Clinical Practicum in Reading3

All courses taught in online format.

The individual must also pass the appropriate Ohio Assessments for Educators

Please refer to the Course Descriptions for required field hours.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement Program (12 Hours)

Walsh University’s TESOL Endorsement is comprised of four online courses and 60 clinical experience hours.  The four online courses include EDT 732 Educational Policies and Issues, EDT 730 Second Language Acquisition and Technology, EDT 731 TESOL Instructional Methods, and EDT 733 TESOL Assessment and Professional Practice.  In the 60 clinical experience hours, candidates, who are mentored by experienced certified/licensed teachers, practice teaching second (new) language learners in a formal classroom settings.  Candidates establish communication with students' families and other professionals to enhance the student's educational experiences.  Candidates describe, analyze, and evaluate the clinical experience in order to complete integrated clinical-based assessments and projects in each course.  In addition to the completion of coursework, candidates seeking the Ohio TESOL Endorsement must pass the Ohio Assessments for Educators’ English to Speakers of Other Languages (021) with a cut-off score of 220.

EDT 730Sec Lang Aquisition & Tech3
EDT 731TESOL Instructional Methods3
EDT 732Educ Policies & Iss in TESOL3
EDT 733TESOL Assess & Prof Practive3

Teacher Leader Endorsement Program (12 Hours)

In order to enroll in the Teacher Leader Endorsement, candidates must hold a valid Ohio professional teaching license, have four years of professional teaching experience, and have a Master’s degree.

Courses

EDT 614Instructional Leadership3
EDT 710Assess Student Performance3
EDT 605School-Community Relations3
EDT 603Mentoring and Supervision3

All courses taught in online format.

Please refer to the Course Descriptions for required field hours.

4/5 Endorsement (9 Hours)

Completion of this program will enable individuals who hold a valid Pre-K - 3rd grade teaching license to add the 4th and 5th grades to their teaching credential upon completing the 3 courses below and passing the appropriate Ohio Assessments for Educators.

Courses

EDT 681Soc Stud Content/Meth grd 4-53
EDT 682Math Content/Methods grd 4-53
EDT 683Science Content/Method grd 4-53

Note: 9 hours count toward electives in the MAED program.

All courses taught in online format.

Please refer to the Course Description for required experiences. 

Computer and Technology Endorsement

Completion of this program will enable individuals who hold a valid teaching license to add this endorsement to their teaching credentials upon completing the five courses and passing the appropriate Ohio Assessments for Educators.

EDT 601Information and Communications3
EDT 616Learning & Design Technologies3
EDT 617App Instruc Des and Developmen3
EDT 618Design,Develop/Deliv of elearn3
EDT 619Learn Des & Tech Practicum3

All courses taught in online format.

Please refer to the Course Descriptions for required field hours.

Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement

Completion of this program will allow candidates who are already licensed in Middle Childhood Education in two content areas to add the endorsement in the other two areas.  The endorsement allows candidates to teach grades 4-6 in the endorsement areas after completing the courses below and passage of the appropriate Ohio Assessment for Educators.   

Language Arts :ENG 230 and ENG 330
Mathematics: MATH 107 and MATH 108
Science: BIO 101 and NS 104
Social Studies: GFA 103 and HIST 220

Applying for Licensure and/or Endorsements and Time Limits

Students are highly encouraged to apply for their licensure or endorsement at the time they graduate (or within 1 year).  If they choose to delay applying for their licensure or endorsement and requirements change, they must meet the new approved program/licensure requirements as they are at the time individuals are applying for their license or endorsement.