The Early Childhood Teacher Education program at Ohio Dominican University develops reflective, problem-solving, caring teachers who have the knowledge and the skills to be effective and passionate early childhood educators. Our program prepares future teachers for pre-kindergarten through grade 3.
ODU’s Early Childhood Education Program prepares competent, effective, caring teacher-leaders. Early Childhood students are provided with more than 200 hours of field-based experiences in diverse, early childhood settings prior to student teaching. Starting their freshman year, students in our Early Childhood program interact with teachers and children in local classrooms. Students will continue to participate in a variety of field settings (Catholic schools, Urban, Suburban and Charter schools) throughout their college experience.
• Students experience at least 460 hours of hands-on, clinical and field-based experience in diverse classroom settings.
• Graduates of ODU’s Early Childhood Education Program pass the National PRAXIS II certification exam at a rate of 95 percent.
Dr. Daniel Brilhart published an article, Teacher Conceptualization of Teaching in the Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, in 2010.
Dr. Young Mi Chang published an article, Critical Examination of Candidates' Diversity Competence in the Teacher Educator, in 2012.
Dr. Matthew Conley contributed a chapter for a best-selling book titled “Other Kinds of Families” in 2007.
Dr. Kimberly Miller teaches classes in the early childhood department and elementary classes in the intervention specialist department. Dr. Miller also published an article on team-teaching and co-teaching.