Kindergarten Endorsement Requirements

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A kindergarten education endorsement requires completion of nine semester hours in early childhood education, including a course in kindergarten education, and a practicum, internship, or student teaching in kindergarten. Verified teaching experience in kindergarten within the five-year period immediately preceding the application may be accepted in lieu of the above field experiences at the equivalency of one year’s teaching experience for one semester hour credit for a maximum of three semester hours of the total credit hours required. No state test is required or available to validate this endorsement.

PRAXIS Exam requirements: None

Course Prefix/# BHSU Program Course Title Credits
ECE 411/511 Guidance for Young Children 3
ECE 413/513 Early Childhood Curriculum 3
ECE 417/517 Methods of Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 495/595 Practicum: Kindergarten 1


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