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.



The BE THE CHANGE program at Mount St. Joseph University is designed to make earning a bachelor’s degree and teaching license more accessible for those who already have already completed two years (or equivalent) of higher education coursework at a community college. Learn more about BE THE CHANGE here.

For more information, contact the School of Education at 513-244-4801.



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Ohio Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs Endorsement Program: Online 
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Pre-K Special Needs Endorsement Curriculum, Program and Admission Requirements