The K-5 Science Endorsement program is designed to enhance the science content and pedagogical knowledge of teachers in grades K-5. To be eligible for the program, an individual must hold a Clear Renewable teaching certificate and have a minimum of one year of teaching experience. With this endorsement, individuals teaching science in grades K-5 will be eligible to earn salary incentives when funded by the General Assembly.
Previous P-5 Science Endorsement completers may be admitted as post-baccalaureate students to complete the requirements for conversion to the K-5 Science Endorsement. New applicants to the K-5 Science Endorsement program must meet all university and departmental requirements for graduate admission. Specific requirements are outlined below.
Courses are offered online.
Upon successful completion of the endorsement program, candidates who are teaching science in grades K-5 will be eligible to earn salary incentives when funded by the General Assembly.
Dr. Deirdre Greer, Interim Department Chair of Teacher Education and Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
Dr. Jan Burcham, Fletcher Distinguished Chair in Teacher Education and Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
The K-5 Science Endorsement is a 12 hour program consisting of three courses that incorporate science content and pedagogy. The courses are aligned with the PSC K-5 Science Endorsement content standards. Candidates must also complete a residency requirement and portfolio to demonstrate that they can apply their knowledge and skills in real classroom settings.
Candidates who previously held a science endorsement under the old PSC rules will be required to register for EDCI 6599 Directed Studies in Education and complete the residency and portfolio requirements in order to receive the new endorsement and be eligible for salary incentives.
For additional information about the program and admission at CSU, contact Dr. Deirdre Greer at (706) 507-8034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last Updated: 2/1/11