ACCREDITED ONLINE COURSEWORK FOR KINDGERGARTEN ENDORSEMENT
The ND Kindergarten Endorsement certifies teachers to teach preschool and kindergarten in accredited settings. A Kindergarten Endorsement is an attachment to an Elementary Education license and though originally designed for the re-education or teachers, VCSU encourages Elementary Education Majors to consider this option if they have a desire to teach preschool or kindergarten.
The courses completed within the endorsement are listed on the VCSU transcript, however the endorsement is not specifically listed like a minor or major. Rather, the endorsement is added to a teaching license that is issued by the North Dakota ESPB (Education Standards and Practices Board). To obtain the actual endorsement, students make application to the North Dakota ESPB after graduation. The VCSU curriculum is designed to meet the requirements for the North Dakota ESPB middle level endorsement. Endorsement and teacher licensure requirements vary by state.