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Adding Endorsements

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Adding Endorsements 2018-01-08T10:31:09+00:00

Adding endorsement(s) to an existing license requires the following:

  • $95 fee, cashier’s check or money order; and
  • Endorsement Application; and
  • Sealed official transcripts or copy of passing score of content knowledge exam (Please see requirements for endorsements and pathways below).

Note: You can apply for more than one endorsement for the fee of $95.00.

Endorsement Application

 


Licensure Endorsement Requirements

Elementary– An initial license will need a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in a teaching field. Endorsements can be added to an existing license with either the test or the hours with the exception of the Bilingual and Gifted endorsement (both endorsement require credit hours and exams). An elementary teacher will continue to be authorized to teach in a self-contained classroom or in any of the core subject areas of: language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies in a departmental program without a separate endorsement in those areas. If teaching in a departmentalized setting, the individual must be considered an EFFECTIVE teacher, this means they must have a minimum of 24 semester hours in the core area or pass a content knowledge assessment (CKA) in the core area.

Early Childhood– An initial license will need a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in a teaching field. Endorsements can be added to an existing license with either the test or the hours with the exception of the Bilingual and Gifted endorsement (both endorsement require credit hours and exams). An early childhood teacher will continue to be authorized to teach in a self-contained classroom or in any of the core subject areas of: language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies.

Middle Level – An initial license will need a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in a teaching field of which 6 must be earned at the upper division (generally numbered 300 or above). Endorsements can be added to an existing license with either the test or the hours with the exception of the Bilingual and Gifted endorsement (both endorsement require credit hours and exams).

Secondary – An initial license will need a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in a teaching field of which 12 must be earned at the upper division (generally numbered 300 or above). Endorsements can be added to an existing license with either the test or the hours with the exception of the Bilingual and Gifted endorsement (both endorsement require credit hours and exams).

Pre K-12 Specialty – An initial license will need a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in a teaching field of which 12 must be earned at the upper division (generally numbered 300 or above). Endorsements can be added to an existing license with either the test or the hours with the exception of the Bilingual and Gifted endorsement (both endorsement require credit hours and exams).

Special Education – An initial license will need a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in a teaching field of which 12 must be earned at the upper division (generally numbered 300 or above). Endorsements can be added to an existing license with either the test or the hours with the exception of the Bilingual and Gifted endorsement (both endorsement require credit hours and exams). A special education teacher will continue to be authorized to teach in a self-contained classroom or in any of the core subject areas of: language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies in a departmental program without a separate endorsement in those areas. If teaching in a departmentalized setting, the individual must be considered an EFFECTIVE teacher, this means they must have a minimum of 24 semester hours in the core area or pass a content knowledge assessment (CKA) in the core area.

Authorization has also been given to add the two endorsements of bilingual education and TESOL to Speech-Language Pathologist licenses.

 


Endorsement Pathway

Click on a teaching endorsement to access the requirements and direct exam related to the endorsement. Please note: some endorsements will not have a link to an exam and therefore you will need to complete the 24 credit hours to obtain the endorsement.

Agriculture

Bilingual Education

Business Education

Family and Consumer Science

Gifted Education

Health

History

Information Technology Coordinator

Language Arts

Library Media

Mathematics

Modern and Classical Languages

Performing Arts

Physical Education

Psychology

Reading

Science

TESOL

Technology Education

Visual Arts

 

 

Page last updated January 8, 2018