Notre Dame College

4th-5th Grade Endorsement


The Adult, Graduate and Professional Programs at Notre Dame College offers a teaching endorsement for 4th and 5th grades, completely online. Pedagogy methods are directly linked to the nature and needs of the child in the fourth and fifth grades as related to language arts, science, math and social studies.

The 4th/5th Grade Endorsement is aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for 4th and 5th grades and is specifically intended for those currently holding an Early Childhood PK-3 teaching license.

Language Arts topics include: clarifying ideas using graphic organizers, revisiting and refining writing, editing and revising to improve fluency, grammar, coherence, and clarity, writing formal and informal letters, writing informal reports, effective grammar, and oral and visual communication.

Social Studies topics include: Ohio history, transportation influences in Ohio, Early Industry, Immigration, and Conflicts, Ohio in the 20th Century, introduction to the geography of North America, Government and Citizenship in North America, Economics and Regions of North America.

Math topics include: number, number sense and operations; measurement; geometry and spatial sense; patterns, functions and algebra; data analysis and probability; and mathematical processes.

Science topics include: phonemic awareness, word recognition and fluency; acquisition of vocabulary; reading process: concepts of print, comprehension strategies and self-monitoring strategies; reading applications; writing application; writing conventions; research; and communication standards.

The online teaching endorsement for the 4th and 5th grade instruction is comprised of three (3) courses:

  • EDD 642 – OAC 4-5 Collaboration for 4th/5th Endorsement

  • EDD 643 – OAC 4-5 Science and Math

  • EDD 644 – OAC 4-5 Language Arts and Social Studies

Online courses total nine (9) semester hours and are eight (8) weeks in length.

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To get more information about the 4th/5th Grade Endorsement and admissions requirements, please submit a Free Information Request form.

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