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Online ZA to ZS Endorsement Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​  CMU’s Global Campus is offering a series of 4 online courses to help current holders of the State of Michigan’s Early Childhood Education (ZA) endorsement make the transition to the new and more inclusive Early Childhood ZS (General and Special Education) endorsement.

A teacher who has earned a ZS endorsement will be able to teach in general education early childhood classrooms, inclusive early childhood classrooms, and in early childhood special education classrooms.

Holders of the ZA endorsement will take the following courses in preparation for earning the ZS endorsement:

  • HDF 309 Families, Schools and Communities – 3 credits
  • HDF 400 Developmental Assessment of Children – 3 credits
  • SPE 585 Early Childhood Special Education – 3 credits
  • HDF 301 Infant/Toddler Practicum – 1-3 credits

Important: Upon completion of these courses, students must pass the MTTC Test #106 Early Childhood (General & Special Education) to earn the ZS endorsement.


For help in applying to CMU in order to enroll in upcoming courses or for more information, please submit this brief request form and one of our friendly Enrollment Specialists will contact you by phone or e-mail.