Middle School Endorsement

A convenient online format for educators seeking a Middle School endorsement, our program provides a flexible opportunity for students who desire to earn an Illinois Middle Grades license in Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, or Math.

Earn your Middle School endorsement at Greenville University, and teach at the level you want. Looking for a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Middle School? Click here.

The Middle School endorsement courses at Greenville University:

  • Is only available to those who have a deficiency letter from ISBE that states that they need the two-course sequence that Greenville University offers as CEDU courses. Applicants will have needed to apply for a middle school content specific endorsement through ISBE before January 31, 2018.
    • Our two CEDU courses will be phased out in 2020, and they do not count towards the new Middle Grades licensure program.
    • Offers the two-course sequence (6 semester credits of middle school professional education coursework; 3 credits in adolescent development; and 3 credits in middle school curriculum and instruction 

Why take Middle School endorsement courses at Greenville University?

Preparation. Earn the knowledge and gain the certification you need to teach in 5-8.

Flexibility. Our online and face-to-face course structure allows you to get your endorsement as a working adult.

Accreditation.  Our School of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). 

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Middle School Endorsement Course Requirements

Course Descriptions

Middle School Endorsement Course Descriptions (.pdf)

Course Options

Spring 2019

  • CEDU 539 Adolescent Growth and Development

March 18th – April 17th 2019

  • CEDU 556 Middle and Secondary School Curriculum

March 18th – June 12th 2019

  • EDUC 572 Middle School Math Methods – Field Experience Required

*The state of Illinois may require additional coursework for any educational endorsement.  Students should contact their Regional Office of Education for a transcript review to determine which courses they need to fulfill the full endorsement.  Students will also contact their Regional Office of Education to make application for having the endorsement added to their current teaching license.  An official Greenville University transcript will be required.  See this website for information about how to request an official Greenville University transcript after your grades are posted: http://www.greenville.edu/academics/transcript.html.

The current state of Illinois requirements for the middle school endorsement program expire January 31, 2018. Therefore after this January date, these courses are available for those who have filed and received an approved deficiency with ISBE.

Visit the Online Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.