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Early Childhood Education Programs

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (DEGREE/LICENSE OR DEGREE-ONLY)

This is a four year program with the final two years completing field experiences. Early childhood education prepares adults with energy and a passion for life with the skills to influence the lives of young children and their families through teaching. Students learn theories and the best teaching practices to do their job effectively.

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FAST TRACK EARLY CHILDHOOD BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM (DEGREE ONLY)

This program can be completed in 4 semesters of full-time study, with no summers. Each semester consists of a 16-semester hour module of coursework and job-embedded field experiences, meaning you will complete field-based activities in your classroom, during your work hours. This is a non-licensure program.

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UNDERGRADUATE TO GRADUATE PIPELINE PROGRAM

This program is designed to give capable early childhood education undergraduate students early admission to graduate school. It allows students with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better to take four graduate courses (12 credit hours) in special education that count towards earning the Preschool Special Needs Endorsement AND counts towards their bachelor’s of education degree.

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MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 
(PRE-K THROUGH 3)

The Master’s programs in Early Childhood Education reflect the latest in theory, research, and practice to help teachers become more effective in the classroom. Faculty in Early Childhood Education are nationally-recognized scholars who work with graduate students on various projects, papers, and grants and are active in schools and agencies at the local, state, and national levels.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD  - LICENSURE ALTERNATIVE MASTER’S PROGRAM (LAMP)

The Licensure Alternative Masters Program (LAMP) in Early Childhood Education is designed for the student who already holds a baccalaureate degree in a major other than education and wants to become a licensed teacher in the State of Ohio . The program provides coursework that will lead toward initial PK - 3 teacher licensing in the State of Ohio and, at the same time, meet the requirements for a Masters Degree in Education.

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EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREE

The education specialist degree (Ed.S.) in Early Childhood Education prepares instructional and administrative leaders to improve engagement, effectiveness, and the quality of learning in elementary schools. Requiring a minimum of 32 hours beyond the master’s degree.

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DOCTORAL DEGREE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

In collaboration with the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education degree is available.  Courses provide critical training in the intellectual pursuit of advanced knowledge. A Ph.D. degree prepares the graduate for academic and administrative positions in educational institutions and social service agencies.

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Last Updated: 3/13/17