Overview

Notre Dame College offers current teachers holding an Early Childhood PK-3 Teaching license the ability to build their qualifications and licensures with a fourth and fifth grade endorsement. The endorsement is offered fully online for added flexibility and convenience.

  • EDD 642C – OAC 4-5 Collaboration for 4th/5th Endorsement (3 credit hours)
    • Offered in terms D2/October, D4/March, and D6/July
    • Synchronous requirement: Four (4) live online sessions (Mandatory Attendance required)
      • Online meetings scheduled Week 1, Week 3, Week 5, and Week 7 of session
  • EDD 643S – OAC 4-5 Science and Math (3 credit hours)
    • Offered in terms D2/October, D4/March, and D6/July
    • Synchronous requirement: Two (2) live online sessions (Mandatory Attendance required)
      • Online meetings scheduled Week 1 and Week 7 of session
  • EDD 644L – OAC 4-5 Language Arts and Social Studies (3 credit hours)
    • Offered in terms D1/August, D3/January, and D5/May
    • Synchronous requirement: Two (2) live online sessions (Mandatory Attendance required)
      • Online meetings scheduled Week 1 and Week 7 of session
  • EDD 645F – OAC 4-5 Field Experience for Content Teaching (0.5 credit hours)
    • Offered during several online terms: D1/August, D2/October, D3/January, D4/March
    • Facilitator/Instructor will be available to guide and support requirements
    • No synchronous meeting requirement, but you will interact with an instructor to meet requirements.

The endorsement prepares teachers to meet the educational needs and academic skill level of children in fourth and fifth grades as related to language arts, science, math and social studies.

The endorsement program is aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for fourth and fifth grade.

The Notre Dame College Online Advantage

  • Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Affordable tuition ($600 per course)
  • Delivered online
  • Courses taught by full-time expert faculty who act as career and academic guides

Learn more about earning a 4th and 5th grade endorsement from Notre Dame College to expand your teaching career.

Degree Outcomes

This endorsement allows current early childhood PK-3 teachers to expand their qualifications and add the fourth and fifth grades to their teaching repertoire.

Notre Dame College’s online fourth and fifth grade endorsement is an affordable, accelerated and accredited option to continue your education and advance your teaching career.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete online application
  • Must have proof of Early Childhood PK-3 teaching license
  • 8-10 hours per week of study/ online engagement per course
  • Ten hours of field experience required per course (NDC does not provide placement)
  • 2 to 4 live (synchronous) online sessions required (see each course for details)
  • A minimum 3.0 average throughout the program
  • Copy of official transcript

How To Apply

  • Complete online registration
  • Send official transcripts of all college coursework
  • Send a copy of your Early Childhood Teaching License to

    Attn: Finn Center Office of Professional Development
    Notre Dame College
    4545 College Rd
    South Euclid, Oh 44121

Request more information about NDC’s 4th and 5th Grade Endorsement Online!