Preschool – Grade 3

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Special Education

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.”