Early childhood endorsement

Northwestern offers an online early childhood endorsement program, which makes it convenient for working K-8 teachers who want to extend their licensure to include preschool teaching. Teachers with an early childhood endorsement can also serve as administrators for early childhood programs.

You can expect to complete the early childhood endorsement course work within 1 to 2 years. The course load has been planned to accommodate working teachers, with at least half the courses offered during the summer.


Educators pursuing a unified endorsement may be eligible for a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship. For information or to apply, visit the T.E.A.C.H. website.