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Endorsements- How to Add to a License

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Endorsements- How to Add to a License 2019-10-04T11:09:40-07:00

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

  • $120 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 $120.00.

Endorsement Application

Licensure Endorsement Requirements

Definition. An endorsement is attached to a teaching license to specify the teaching field in which a teacher may teach as authorized by the PED.

Exceptions. Endorsements may be added to teaching licenses EXCEPT for the following four licenses: a) early childhood, b) elementary, c) special education, and d) deaf and hard of hearing in the four core subject areas of:

  1. Language arts
  2. Mathematics
  3. Science
  4. History

Self-contained classrooms: Endorsement not required. A licensed a) early childhood, b) elementary, and c) special education teacher is authorized to teach in a self-contained classroom. If the elementary school is departmentalized in the later grades, those educators holding one of the above three licenses are additionally authorized to teach in any of the core-subject areas of 1) language arts, 2) mathematics, 3) science, 4) history, 5) geography, 6) economics, 7) civics, and 8) government without a separate endorsement in those areas. If teaching in a departmentalized setting, the individual must be considered Fully State Certified (formally known as HQT”), this means they must have a minimum of 24 semester hours in the core area or pass the middle level content knowledge assessment (CKA) in the core area.

Middle and high school: Endorsement required. However, those teaching at the middle school level or in special education at the high school level in the content areas must be considered fully state certified; this means that, in the content being taught, teachers must have a minimum of 24 semester hours in the core content area or pass a content knowledge assessment (CKA) in the core area.

  • 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).

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 October 4, 2019