The Early Childhood Education Endorsement (ZS) program is designed for certified elementary teachers wishing to gain competency in the general and special education of young children birth to eight.

This program provides an inquiry-based constructivist early childhood curriculum development and an inclusive transdisciplinary approach to early childhood education. This program requires fieldwork (EDD 594 Internship) at the UM-Dearborn Early Childhood Education Center during a summer semester. Course requirements for students will vary according to the individual undergraduate coursework of the student.

Endorsement Availability

An Early Childhood Education Endorsement is available through the following College of Education, Health, and Human Services programs. Visit these program pages for degree requirements, course requirements and to apply.

ZA to ZS Program Option

Teachers who have already earned the ZA endorsement prior to 2012 and wish to add the Early Childhood General and Special Education (ZS) can do so at UM-Dearborn.

Department Contact Information

CEHHS Office for Student Success
262 Fairlane Center South (FCS)
313-583-5090

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