Certificate and Endorsement Programs FAQ - NIU - Health Education

Health Education

Certificate and Endorsement Programs FAQ

Because you are a student who holds an undergraduate degree, you may be admitted as a graduate student seeking licensure or endorsement in health education. The following paragraphs highlight information about the steps you need to take to obtain certification in health education and complete a master's degree. We recommend that individuals seeking initial teacher licensure consider the M.A.T. with specialization in health education. Individuals seeking endorsement in health education could pursue the M.S.T. with specialization in health education. During this time of transition, we recommend that ITC students or endorsement students consider one of the following master's programs: Master of Public Health (MPH); M.S.Ed. in Physical Education; or M.S.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction.

What should I do first?

Do I need to complete my master's degree in order to be licensed to teach Health Education?

Which health courses should I take at this time?