Early Childhood Fast Track ZS Endorsement

In Spring 2013 a major funding allocation was made for state funded preschool programs, known as Great Start Reading Program (GSRP).

Great Lakes Readiness Program GSRP Logo

A whopping $65 million increase was made with the express purpose of expanding the number of preschool programs run by school districts and to increase the funding per child to a rate commensurate with K-12 aid. An additional increase is forecasted for this coming spring – but teachers must have the Early Childhood (ZS) endorsement to be eligible to teach these programs. In an effort to address this area of shortage, SVSU has created a fast track program to achieving the ZS endorsement. This fast track program will commence in May 2014 and finish in July 2015.

 ZS Endorsement Fast Track - 14 Month Schedule

May 17, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Spring 2014

Students must be admitted into Fast Track program; Meet face-to-face on Saturday, May 17th 9:30-3:30 all other sessions meet online

TE 590

Early Childhood Education

Tapp

TE 591

Assessing the Young Child

Lively

Summer 2014

Students must be admitted into Fast Track program; Meet face-to-face on Wednesday, July 9th and August 13th 9:30-3:30 all other sessions meet online

TE 582

Lang Dev in the Early Years

Lively

Fall A 2014

Students must be admitted into Fast Track program; Class session runs 8/23-10/15. Meet face-to-face on Saturday, Aug 23rd and Saturday October 4th 9:30-3:30 all other sessions meet online

TE 596

Literacy Devel for Yng Child

D’Arcy

TE 597

Young Child in Home/Sch/Comm

D’Arcy

Fall B

Students must be admitted into Fast Track program; Class session runs 10/15-12/13. All sessions meet online

 

TE 592

Early Childhood Curriculum

Tapp

Winter A 2015

Students must be admitted into Fast Track program; Class session runs 1/12-3/3. Meet face-to-face on Saturday, January 17th and February 7th 9:30-3:30 all other sessions meet online.

TE 693

Methods in EC Special Ed

Lively

Winter B 2015

Students must be admitted into Fast Track program; Class session runs 3/3-5/2. Meet face-to-face on Saturday, March 14th and April 11th 9:30-3:30 all other sessions meet online.

TE 595

Infants and Toddlers

Lively

Spring 2015

TBD

TE 598

 

Lively

Printable PDF: ZS Endorsement Fast Track Schedule 2014-2015 (43kB)

To apply to the program, please click here and choose "Graduate" for the student type, "Teacher Cert" as student status and "Early Childhood Education (ZS)" for the program. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the College of Education at 989.964.4057 or email coeconnect@svsu.edu.