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Online K–5 Science Endorsement

Expand your skills as an elementary teacher

Online courses

Supportive faculty

Small classes

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  • Duration1 year
  • Cost per credit$785
  • Credit hours9

Program Benefits

  • Fully online
  • No application fee
  • Test scores are not required
  • Pair with an online education degree

Add an impressive credential to your teaching toolkit

Want to hone your skills in teaching science and take your career to the next level? From here, you can.

In Brenau’s online K–5 Science Endorsement program, you will learn to plan, implement and evaluate successful science lesson plans. With this advanced credential, you’ll expand your career opportunities as you learn to engage children with leading-edge science teaching skills.

Educate and inspire children as a standout science teacher

With Brenau’s online K–5 Science Endorsement, you can utilize your new skills as an outstanding elementary science teacher. Not only are these positions incredibly rewarding — the need for teachers is growing steadily.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that overall employment in education occupations will grow 7% from 2021 to 2031, adding about 658,200 new jobs.1

100% online classes

Nine total credit hours

Three courses

In Brenau’s online science endorsement program, you’ll explore life, earth, space and physical science content and then apply your skills in a practicum.

K–5 Science Endorsement courses

  • ED 646 K–5, Life, Earth and Space Science Content
  • ED 647 K–5 Physical Science Content
  • ED 648 Practicum in Elementary Science Teaching

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No application fee

No test scores required

Brenau University’s online K–5 Science Endorsement is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited institution, have a Level Four teaching certificate and have one or more years of teaching experience.

Admission Details

We strive to make your education affordable

$785 per credit hour

Financial aid available

By choosing Brenau, you’re investing in an education that will set you on a path to a successful career. Along with affordable tuition, this endorsement is eligible for financial aid when paired with a degree program.

Tuition Details

What you’ll learn

Coursework in the online K–5 Science Endorsement program is taught by faculty who listen to the concerns and needs of working teachers. We continually update the curriculum to reflect today’s teaching environments.

Program outcomes

With Brenau’s online K–5 Science Endorsement, you can:

  • Learn the latest and most relevant topics in courses specifically targeted to your areas of interest.
  • Build your skillset and help improve student lives.
  • Advance your career by advancing your capabilities.
  • Thrive in small classes, which allow you to work directly with faculty members who have experience working as public and private school teachers and administrators.

About our dedicated, supportive faculty

Faculty members at Brenau are dedicated to helping you succeed. Most classes feature a small student-to-faculty ratio, so you can get to know your professors and their unique areas of expertise. As you broaden your professional network, you’ll have the mentorship and support of our faculty throughout your program.

Brandi Worsham

Brandi Worsham, PhD, Chair of Initial Certification Programs and Associate Professor of Education

Faculty Spotlight

Brandi Worsham is an associate professor of Education and department chair of Initial Certification Programs at Brenau University. Dr. Worsham teaches courses focused on math methods, middle school education and ESOL. She is a former middle school mathematics teacher with 10 years of experience teaching sixth and eighth grades. She earned a PhD in Middle School Education from the University of Georgia in 2015.

Dr. Worsham has presented at numerous national and regional conferences, including the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCTM), and has several publications related to middle school education and the professional development of teachers. Her research interests include middle school education, mathematics education, the preparation of teacher candidates and the professional development of teachers. In her spare time, Dr. Worsham is an avid reader and enjoys spending time outdoors or traveling with her family.

Online learning

At Brenau, you will learn in small classes, which gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive one-on-one support from your professors. With flexible scheduling and online delivery, we make education fit into your busy life. Our programs respond to the needs of today’s students, so you’ll receive the education you need to become a leader who makes a difference. From here, you can.

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Frequently asked questions

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It will not. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether their program was completed online or on ground.

While the specifics of each program vary, the admissions process always starts by submitting your application for the program you want to attend. To complete your application file, you’ll need official transcripts, an online application and possibly other documents. Your admissions counselor will help guide you through this process.

Undergraduate students can transfer up to 90 credits to their program. If the student is pursuing their first graduate degree at Brenau, up to six semester hours of coursework taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education may be appropriately transferred to Brenau as part of the planned program of study with approval from the department chair. If the student has a master’s degree, up to nine hours of graduate credit may transfer with departmental approval. Grading standards of the Brenau program into which the work is transferred will apply.

There are no application fees at Brenau University.

Absolutely! Online programs at Brenau are explicitly designed with busy working professionals in mind, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The format provides the flexibility you need to succeed in your selected program. From here, you can.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Education, Training, and Library Occupations.” Sept. 8, 2022. Retrieved March 10, 2023, from