Ohio Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs Endorsement Program: Online | Mount St. Joseph University

K-12 intervention specialists and K-3 early childhood teachers can earn this endorsement to meet a critical shortage in Ohio.

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.

Admission criteria:

  • Completed Graduate Application
  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume
  • Contact Information for 2 professional contacts
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Copy of Current Ohio Teaching License


The Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs coursework has equipped me with the background knowledge and skills that are required to be an effective Intervention Specialist. Through working with program faculty, I am prepared to meet the individual educational needs of children, to support their learning. This is a wonderful program that I would highly recommend to other teachers!”

- Tonia, Intervention Specialist, South Central Preschool.South Central Preschool


More Information

View admission requirements and a program outline for the pre-K special needs endorsement program online.

Upcoming start dates:

Program Start Date

      Admission Deadline

May 21, 2018

     April 30, 2018


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  • Photo of Clarissa Rosas Clarissa Rosas

    Graduate Special Education Program Director and Associate Professor

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    Dean of Education, Program Director, Assistant Professor