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  • Early Childhood Education

    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. 
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    Why Choose ODU for your Early
    Childhood Education Degree?

    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.

    Facts about the Program

    • 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.

    Faculty Highlights

    Dr. Young Mi Chang

    Dr. Young Mi Chang published an article, Critical Examination of Candidates' Diversity Competence in the Teacher Educator, in 2012.

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    Dr. Matthew Conley

    Dr. Matthew Conley contributed a chapter for a best-selling book titled “Other Kinds of Families” in 2007.

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    Dr. Kimberly Miller

    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.

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