Generalist License

The Middle Childhood Generalist license has been approved by the Ohio Board of Education. This license can be added to an existing Middle Childhood license. The MC Generalist license will allow teachers to teach grades 4-6 only (in the concentration areas that are listed on the license).  

  • Example 1: You have a license from KSU in MCED Language Arts and Science and you would like to also teach Mathematics and Social Studies. You would be able to obtain a Middle Childhood Generalist license in Mathematics and a Middle Childhood Generalist license in Social Studies. See below for requirements
  • Example 2: You have a license from KSU in MCED Language Arts and Social Studies and you would like to add Mathematics. You could do so by obtaining a Generalist license in Mathematics. See below for requirements.

Requirements:

Social Studies

  • Geography 17063 World Geography (3) AND
  • History 31061 History of Ohio (3) OR Geog 37010 Geography of Ohio (3)
  • Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation): Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

English/Language Arts

  • No additional courses are needed for students who earned their initial license in MCED at KSU.
  • Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation): Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

Mathematics

  • No additional courses are needed for students who earned their initial license in MCED at KSU.
  • Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation): Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

Science

  • Biology 10110 Biological Diversity (4) AND
  • Geology 11040 & 11041 Earth Dynamics + Lab (4) AND
  • Chemistry 10030 Chemistry in Our World (3)
  • Physics 11030 Seven Ideas that Shook the Universe (3)
  • Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation): Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

How to Apply

Students who obtained an initial license in MCED from KSU
If you wish to add the MC Generalist license in Social Studies, you will need to contact the Registrar's Office by calling 330.672.3131 to be re-activated as a student. You will have to take additional coursework and testing. If you want to add the Generalist Endorsement in English/Language Arts and/or Mathematics, you only need to take the test or tests listed above.

When the coursework and tests are completed, contact the Office of Academic Services in the College of Education for the application for the Generalist Endorsement (phone: 330.672.2862 or e-mail oss@kent.edu). Cost is $20.00 to add one or two concentration areas (for a total of $20.00).

Students working toward an initial license in MCED
If you wish to add the MC Generalist license in Social Studies, take the course work required while you are working on your initial licensure. Then take the test. If you would like to add Mathematics and/or English/Language Arts, take the appropriate tests. You may then apply for both the MCED license and the Generalist license/s at the same time through the Office of Academic Services. There will be no additional cost for the Generalist license/s. If you decide to wait until after graduation to obtain the Generalist license/s, then follow the procedure described in the above section.

Students who have a MCED license from another university
Contact your home institution to find out what their requirements are and complete your course work there. Requirements will differ depending on the university you attended.  

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