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 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.