Oakland University
Graduate Admissions Information

Teaching Endorsement in Early Childhood
Graduate Admissions
160 North Foundation Hall
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
tel 248-370-3167
fax 248-370-4114

Application Requirements
Application for Admission to Graduate Study
Supplemental Program Form
Goal Statement
2 Recommendation for Graduate Admission forms
Copy of Teaching Certificate
Official Transcripts - degree granting institution(s) and all graduate coursework
International Application Requirements
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens and/or applicants with foreign academic credentials may also be required to submit the following application material(s):
Copy of Permanent Residency or Current Visa Status
English Translation of Foreign Transcripts
Foreign Transcript Evaluation - Course-by-Course Report
Official TOEFL, MELAB or IELTS test scores
Applicants applying for an F1 or J1 visa may also be required to submit the following application material(s):
International Student Supplemental Application
Affidavit of Support
Certified or Notarized Bank Statement
International Student Transfer Form

Program Description
Endorsements generally refer to any content areas or specializations that are added to a teaching certificate and can be used as planned programs for professional certification. Only those individuals who hold an elementary teaching certificate are eligible for the early childhood endorsement.

Requirements for Degree Completion
This program consists of the five courses in Level 1 of the M.Ed. plus a 2-credit state-mandated practicum (EC 546) and may be applied for as an endorsement only program. Credits vary from 22-24, depending upon the student’s background and the need to fulfill practicum requirements.

Related Links
Early Childhood Programs -- http://www4.oakland.edu/?id=3480&sid=51
Application Deadlines:
   Winter 2012:     November 01, 2011  
    Ambika Bhargava  
    420K Pawley Hall  
The above program description and requirements are for informational purposes only. Requirements are subject to change. For official program requirements, please refer to online graduate catalog.