Intervention Specialists and Early Childhood teachers in Ohio can earn the Pre-K Special Needs Endorsement to meet a critical shortage in Ohio. Interested Ohio-licensed teachers can complete the endorsement in two semesters.

Ohio teachers can complete the fully online Ohio Pre-K Special Needs Endorsement program within two semesters, with cohorts beginning in May. Take the next step now by applying for our next cohort at

The Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs online option is designed for those who already possess a current Ohio teaching license in Special Education or Early Childhood. Upon completing the Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs endorsement, teachers will be equipped to work with children ages 3-5 who have special needs. Those who are interested in this program must have an existing teaching license in Early Childhood (P-5), or Special Education.

  • 13-16 credit hour program – can be completed in 2 semesters
  • 5-6 classes
  • Completely online!
  • Classes start in May only

For additional questions please contact Graduate Admission at


No matter where you are in your career, Mount St. Joseph University has fully-online endorsement programs to help you make the biggest impact. Let us know which program interests you and someone from our School of Education will follow up with you soon.




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