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  • Early Childhood Licensure

    Degree offered: Bachelor of Science in Education  

    Licensure offered: Early Childhood Education  

    Endorsement offered: Early Childhood Generalist 

    The Early Childhood Teacher Education Program prepares the teacher education candidate for an Ohio teaching license in early childhood teaching for pre-kindergarten through grade three. Studies include the general education core requirements and a wide range of professional education courses. In addition, students are provided opportunities to participate in extensive field-based experiences in diverse early childhood settings prior to student teaching. It is the nature of this program to integrate theory, practice and educational technology as the candidate is gradually inducted into the early childhood profession. The program models guidelines of the Ohio Department of Education, the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Candidates may take additional coursework to pursue an early childhood generalist endorsement to add grades 4 and 5 to their licenses. Coursework is also available for a P-12 reading endorsement.  

     

     


     

    Requirements for a B.S.E. in Early Childhood Education

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites
    Credits
       
    Because early childhood teachers typically teach all subjects, early childhood teacher candidates are expected to take courses across the curriculum. Specific requirements for content are included in the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Education degree.  
       
    EXSC 125 Introduction to Exercise, Health and Nutrition 3
    EDU 103 Introduction to Teaching: Early Childhood 3*
    EDU 120 Teaching Reading Through Lit for Child & Young Adult 3*
    EDU 210 Understand Dev. & Learn of Young Child 3*
    EDU 212 Dev. Issues and Practice in Reading 3*
    EDU 215 Diversity and the Learner 3*
    EDU 230 Introduction to Special Education and Diverse Learners 3*
    EDU 250 Issues and Techniques in Assessment, Classroom Environ and Mgmt 3*
    EDU 315 Diagnostic, Prescriptive & Remediation Techniques in Reading 3*
    EDU 333A Early Childhood Science Methods  3*
    EDU 333B Early Childhood Mathematics Methods 3*
    EDU 333C Early Childhood Social Studies Methods 3*
    EDU 339 Early Childhood Language Arts Methods 3*
    EDU 379A CORE: Principles of Education 3*
    EDU 479B CORE: Early Childhood 3*
    EDU 482 Supervised Teaching: Early Childhood 12*
       
    Total Credits Required 57 
    * used to calculate the Major GPA  

       


    Requirements for Early Childhood Licensure- Continuing Education Only

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites
    Credits
       
    Students must have completed a bachelor’s degree prior to beginning this program.  
       
    ENG 110 College Writing I 3
    ART 237 Art for Teachers 3
    MTH 150 Prin. Math & Tech for EC Teachers & IS
    GEO 125 World Geography 3
    Natural Science Course 
    EXSC 125 Introduction to Exercise, Health and Nutrition 3
       
    Select one course from the following: 3
    HST 201 American History I  
    HST 202 American History II  
       
    Professional Education Courses:  
    EDU 103 Introduction to Teaching - Early Childhood
    EDU 120 Teaching Reading through Lit for Children & Young Adults 3
    EDU 210 Understand Dev. & Learn of Young Child
    EDU 211 Teaching Phonics & Structure of Language 3
    EDU 212 Dev. Issues and Practice in Reading
    EDU 215 Diversity and the Learner
    EDU 230 Introduction to Special Education and Diverse Learners 3
    EDU 250 Issues and Techniques in Assessment, Classroom Environ and Mgmt 3
    EDU 315 Diagnostic, Prescriptive & Remediation Techniques in Reading
    EDU 339 Early Childhood Language Arts Methods 3
    EDU 333A Early Childhood Science Methods  3
    EDU 333B Early Childhood Mathematics Methods  3
    EDU 333C Early Childhood Social Studies Methods 3
    EDU 379A CORE: Principles of Education 3
    EDU 479B CORE: Early Childhood 3
    EDU 482 Supervised Teaching: Early Childhood 12
       
    Total Credits Required 78

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