Early childhood endorsement program requirements

The program outlined below meets requirements for the state of Iowa.  Students who are teaching elsewhere should check with their state's department of education to ensure the endorsement will be accepted there. The endorsement enhances your teaching license but does not lead to licensure for un-licensed educators; it is for teachers who have or are working toward a degree in elementary education.

Courses
EDU 229 - Introduction to Early Childhood (3 credits)
EDU 230 - Organization and Administration of Early Childhood Programs (3 credits)
EDU 314 - Working With Parents (2 credits)
EDU 319 - Communication and Collaborative Partnerships (2 credits)
KIN 101 - Concepts of Physical Fitness (2 credits)

You can expect to complete the required courses for the early childhood endorsement within 1 to 2 years, depending on how many courses you choose to take in the summer term.:

SPRING TERM    
SUMMER TERM    
FALL TERM
 EDU230

EDU314

EDU319

KIN101

EDU229

Student teaching

The early childhood endorsement requires student-teaching hours, logged in the classroom with a supervising teacher. Students in Iowa will either be assigned a supervising teacher or can make their own arrangements to be approved by Northwestern's education department. Students outside Iowa will need to make their own student-teaching arrangements to be approved by Northwestern's education department.