Early Childhood Endorsement

Accredited online coursework for Early Childhood Endorsement

The ND Early Childhood Endorsement certifies teachers to teach preschool and kindergarten in accredited settings. An Early Childhood Endorsement is an attachment to an Elementary Education license and though originally designed for the re-education for teachers, VCSU encourages Elementary Education Majors to consider this option if they have a desire to teach preschool or kindergarten.

All coursework leading to the ND Early Childhood Endorsement is offered online. Coursework can be completed through VCSU and Casper College, WY.

Required Courses
EDUC 310Introduction to Early Childhood Education3
EDUC 313Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education2
EDUC 337Pre-Kindergarten Observation and Assessment3
EDUC 435Kindergarten Education and Curriculum4
EDUC 485Student Teaching (Elementary)5
EDEC 1200 Administration and Leadership in ECE (from Casper College)3
EDEC 1035 Infant and Toddler Care lab (from Casper College)1
EDEC 1030 Infant and Toddler Care (from Casper College)2
Total Credits23