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Early Childhood Education Endorsement

Early Childhood Education Endorsement (COMING FALL 2024)

Although the Early Childhood Education Endorsement will not be available until Fall of 2024, EDUC 205 - Early Childhood Development can be taken during the summer and can get you started toward the endorsement.

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) endorsement is for candidates who have earned an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) and want to be able to teach children from birth to age 8. The Early Childhood Education endorsement prepares teacher candidates to instruct children ages birth to age 8, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and experience in content subject area. Career paths for educators that add this endorsement are diverse and include infant educators, public school Pre-K teachers, child caregivers, or K-age 8 teachers.

An additional test administered by Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Early Childhood Education (206) Content Test must be passed to achieve this endorsement.

Greenville University’s School of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

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Have questions? Contact Corrine Kreamalmeyer
Phone: 618- 664-6752.

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Are You A Good Fit?

Children’s futures depend on effective teachers in the community. If you’re a caring, committed teacher who is ready to teach in a classroom in grades 1-6, this endorsement would help you achieve your goals.

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Course Offering

You can progress toward an elementary education endorsement that will increase your marketability by taking online courses during the fall and spring semesters.

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Career Opportunities

A candidate's credentials improve when you add an endorsement to his/her teaching qualifications to be more marketable. It demonstrates the desire to increase your knowledge to professional development as a teacher.


Why GU

Deepen Your Education

Deepen Your Education

We’re a liberal arts school. That means you get a holistic education that introduces you to many subjects and ideas, helping you grow your interests and skills.

Personalized Attention

Personalized Attention

Experience personal growth and plan your career under the guidance of faculty who know your name and cheer your success. GU’s low 11:1 student/faculty ratio and community atmosphere allow professors to invest in their students, and know your strengths and abilities in the field of social work.

Endorsement Opportunities

Endorsement Opportunities

To add teaching areas such as LBSI, music, Spanish, business, and other content areas to a teaching license.

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Laura Schaub, Early Childhood Professor and Program Coordinator  |  February 25, 2024

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