We offer these fully online professional advancement options for students either individually or combined to obtain a Masters of Arts in Educational Studies


Students can complete any endorsement below independently OR choose 2 endorsements to combine toward credits for a Masters of Arts in Educational Studies.

  • Ohio Gifted Intervention Specialist (K-12) Endorsement- This endorsement is available to those who have an existing Ohio teaching license and are interested in working with specific gifted and talented populations or better understanding students in their classrooms and how to best provide enrichment opportunities. Students are able to immediately apply their course concepts in their school settings in order to improve outcomes for K-12 students.
  • Ohio Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs Endorsement Program- For teachers who hold an early childhood or an intervention specialist license, completing this endorsement will empower current teachers to work with children ages 3-5 with special needs. 
  • Ohio Teacher Leader Endorsement– Available to students who have an existing Ohio teaching license and a completed/in progress master's degree, this endorsement equips teachers to pursue leadership roles in their school settings, from formal teacher leader to informally facilitating grade-level meetings.
  • Ohio Reading Endorsement Program- For those who want to teach reading in Ohio or serve as a reading specialist across K-12.

For more information contact Graduate Admission (GraduateAdmission@msj.edu)


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.