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The University of Toledo has a proven track record of preparing teachers in early childhood education. Our students have outstanding pass rates on licensure exams and are successful at finding jobs in the field.
Early childhood majors at The University of Toledo earn the standard pre-K - grade 3 Ohio teaching license, along with grade 4 and 5 endorsements. Our graduates are in high demand. The flexibility to teach multiple grades makes them highly competitive in the job market.
We also offer a 100% online non-licensure program in early childhood education. This fast-track program is for students who have an associate degree in early childhood education from an accredited institution.
Almost all of UToledo’s early childhood graduates earn licenses and find teaching positions in Ohio or around the country. (Ohio has licensure reciprocity agreements with 46 states.)
UToledo hosts the UTeach Job Fair every year. It brings dozens of employers to campus.
Employers love that our students are well prepared and passionate about teaching.
Principals who have hired UToledo graduates say our alumni:
"The University of Toledo early childhood education department prepared me with all of the essential skills necessary to become the teacher I am today. During my time as an undergraduate and graduate student, the course work was innovative and practical. This allowed me to be competitive when finding a job."
"As an undergraduate student in the Judith Herb College of Education, you are supported, encouraged and respected, allowing you to develop to your true potential. Your college experience is what you make it. I found myself involved with EAPi, Kappa Kappa Psi and Camp Adventure. These experiences led me to be confident to seek career opportunities in education. I’ll never forget getting the email confirming my teaching position. I felt so proud and accomplished. I was officially a licensed teacher with a budding career! Throughout my professional career, I’ve now mentored more than 10 methods students and hosted two student teachers. I’d highly recommend the JHCOE to any future teacher. The college is true to its vision, shaping the future of education for an ever-changing world."
"The Judith Herb College of Education has granted me opportunities that I never thought possible. With my background, little is promised and even less is realized. That is why I appreciate the resources and support that were bestowed upon me during my time at The University of Toledo."
The Judith Herb College of Education partners with more than 150 Toledo-area schools in a variety of settings. Education majors spend at least five semesters in the field. This is almost twice as much time as students from other universities. These in-depth experiences give our graduates an edge in the job market.