Early Childhood Education (PreK-3)
Teacher candidates in Early Childhood Education complete an approved program of coursework, field experiences, and other requirements leading to the application for an initial Four-Year Resident Educator Ohio Teaching License for grades Pre-Kindergarten (age 3) through Grade 3. Candidates attain real-world classroom experiences through a partnership with the Child Development Center located on campus and experiences in local school classrooms.
All teacher candidates complete required coursework as well as extensive field experience in which the candidate collaborates with university faculty and PK-12 classroom teachers and students to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to become a competent teacher.
Coursework includes general education courses in areas such as English, mathematics, history, art, music, sciences, and others, as well as professional education coursework in areas including culture and schooling, child development, exceptional learners, technology, literacy, methods of teaching, and more.
Early Childhood Education majors also have an option to add the Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement which provides the coursework for Early Childhood Education majors (grades PK-3) to add grades 4-5 to the Ohio teaching license.
Required coursework for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees, as well as the Early Childhood Education major and the Generalist Endorsement can be found in the checksheet links below: