An endorsement in Early Childhood Education is for teachers of children in third grade or younger. If you are interested in teaching this age group, complete a university teacher preparation program that offers the Early Childhood Education endorsement.
Some universities offer this endorsement only in conjunction with a second endorsement.
If you are interested in teaching Special Education to students in grades 3 and younger, some universities also offer an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education. This is considered a “shortage area.”