The Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement allows anyone holding an Ohio P-3 license to be able to teach 4th or 5th grade in the State of Ohio, creating more opportunities for teachers.
Completing the program’s requirements for this endorsement and passing the required OAE tests will qualify the candidate to teach fourth and fifth grade in the state of Ohio.
Our program includes a minimum of nine semester hours of study which align with the Ohio Academic Content Standards and the Common Core Content Standards for grades four and five.
Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement consists of
• On-line course work • Three Saturday group teamwork experiences at outstanding Cincinnati landmarks • One week on campus summer class experience
Sandra Beam is the Dean of the School of Education & Behavioral Sciences and an Associate Professor in the Education Department. She holds a PhD in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Literacy from the University of Cincinnati. She has an Ohio teaching license in the area of Early Childhood, including the Reading Endorsement. She teaches literacy related coursework, such as Reading Methods, Phonics & Linguistics, and Children’s Literature. Her research focuses on integrating technology with the writing development of young learners. She began teaching at CCU in 2008.
Professor of Education (2008) BS, Cincinnati Christian University; MEd, Xavier University; PhD, University of Cincinnati
Melissa Hess is a professor in the Education Department at CCU. Her focuses in teaching include child development, educational theory and the integration of technology and the arts in the elementary school classroom. In addition to her teaching, she serves as the chair of the Education Department, and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Melissa began teaching at CCU in 2013.
Assistant Professor of Education (2013). Education Department Chair. BA, Eastern Kentucky University; M.Ed., Old Dominion University.