2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle School Endorsement

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Karen A. Dowling, Ph.D., Director
Kelly Brown, Ed.D., Coordinator

Middle School Teaching endorsements in Illinois currently require a minimum of 18 hours of coursework in the endorsement area. Some areas have specific courses/hours that are required. In addition, all middle grade endorsements require the following pedagogy courses or their equivalents: Students who do not wish to take both courses of the MSE program at Olivet must obtain a state deficiency letter prior to admission.

The middle grade endorsement requirements will be increased effective February 1, 2018 to require 24 hours of content, including a three hour middle school content methods course, plus passing a test in the endorsement area. Contact the Licensure Officer in the School of Education for specific details.


All professional education, general education courses for teachers, major, endorsement, and supporting courses require a grade of “C” or better for teacher licensure and graduation.

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