K-5 Science endorsement may be taken as non-degree, post-baccalaureate or in conjunction with the M.Ed. or Ed.S. in Early Childhood Education. Other endorsements in ESOL, Reading or K-5 Mathematics available.
Applicants to the K-5 Science Endorsement program may choose to enter the program as a non-degree, post-baccalaureate student or they may choose to incorporate the endorsement classes within one of the graduate degree programs, either the M.Ed. or Ed.S. in Early Childhood Education. Students who are incorporating an endorsement into a degree program must also meet the requirements for admission to that degree program.
Courses required for the K-5 Science Endorsement are the following:
-EDSC 674 Conceptual Integrated Science I
-EDSC 675 Conceptual Integrated Science II
-EDUC 676 Integrated Science Methods with Residency
505-2-.156 K-5 SCIENCE ENDORSEMENT
(1) To be eligible for the K-5 SCIENCE ENDORSEMENT the applicant must complete a Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) approved K-5 SCIENCE ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM and be recommended by the provider. To be eligible to enroll in the endorsement program, approved program providers require that all candidates have a minimum of one year of teaching experience and hold a level 4 or higher Clear Renewable certificate in one or more of following fields: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (P-5); MIDDLE GRADES SCIENCE (4-8); SPECIAL EDUCATION GENERAL CURRICULUM/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (P-5). Educators holding any of the following certificates combined with a core academic content concentration in science are also eligible to enroll: SPECIAL EDUCATION GENERAL CURRICULUM (P-12); SPECIAL EDUCATION ADAPTED CURRICULUM (P-12); SPECIAL EDUCATION BEHAVIOR DISORDERS (P-12); SPECIAL EDUCATION LEARNING DISABILITIES (P-12); SPECIAL EDUCATION DEAF EDUCATION (P-12); SPECIAL EDUCATION PHYSICAL AND HEALTH DISABILITIES (P-12); SPECIAL EDUCATION VISUAL IMPAIRMENT (P-12); and GIFTED EDUCATION (P-12).