School of Teaching and Learning
For Program Information Contact:
For Registration Information Contact:
Frequently Asked Questions for Reading Endorsement:
What is the cost of tuition for endorsement classes?
Can I get Financial Aid?
I took courses as an undergraduate. Do they count?
• BGSU is not authorized to accept undergraduate courses for graduate credit. However, current regulations allow for an undergraduate course to count in endorsement program.
I am an early childhood major or a middle childhood major, so why do I need the endorsement?
• Early Childhood majors are licensed to teach reading in kindergarten through third grade. Middle Childhood language arts majors are licensed to teach reading in grades four through nine. The PreK-12 Reading Endorsement Certificate Program allows teachers to be able to teach reading from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
How do I get the endorsement added to my teaching license?
• To get the endorsement, complete the course work, and pass the state-approved licensure exam. This paperwork, along with a completed application form from the ODE website, a transcript, and a certified check, is taken to the Licensure and Certification Office (Janet Hammersmith in 102 Education Building) who verifies test scores and course work. The documentation is then sent to the state.
How do I apply and register for endorsement course work?
How do I register for my courses?
Can I transfer courses?
Yes, but only 3 semester hours can be transferred. Additionally, BGSU must have a course equivalent in it's program of study.