Early childhood integrated setting endorsement(*Also called endorsement 100 - preK through grade three, including special education)
Northwestern is the only college in Iowa that offers an online early childhood integrated setting (ECIS) endorsement, which makes it convenient for working K-8 teachers. Educators can earn an ECIS endorsement to teach in early childhood integrated settings, including preschools, K-3 classrooms, early childhood centers and Head Start classrooms. Teachers with an ECIS endorsement can also serve as administrators for early childhood programs.
Using our competency-based approach, you can expect to complete the ECIS endorsement course work within the 2 years set by the state of Iowa. The course load has been planned to accommodate working teachers, with more time-intensive courses offered during the summer.
Educators pursuing an ECIS 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.