Judith Herb College of Education



Early Childhood Education (ECE) PreK-5

The Licensure and Masters Program (LAMP) in Early Childhood Education (ECE) is designed for the student who already holds a baccalaureate degree in a major other than education and wants to become a licensed early childhood teacher in the State of Ohio . The program provides coursework that will lead toward initial PK - 5 teacher licensing in the State of Ohio and, at the same time, meet the requirements for a Masters Degree in Education.

Early childhood

View admission requirements for LAMP

The ECE LAMP program consists of a variety of courses and a professional education licensure sequence. It includes three field experiences of 120 hours each (one in a preschool, and two in elementary classrooms), as well as a 75 day student teaching experience.  A sample plan of study is included below, but may be modified depending upon previous experiences.

Beginning Professional Courses (27 hours)
Cohort 2 (15 hours)

CIEC 5000 ECE:  Phil & Practice (3)

CIEC 5460 Science for ECE (3)

EDP 5210 Child Behavior & Development (3)

CI 5510 Math for the Young Child (3)

SPED 5010 Atypical Early Childhood Development (3)

CIEC 6750 Developmental Assessment (3)

ETPT 5000  Education Computing:  Prod Tools (3)

CI 3460 Lit & Read Dev. for ECE (3)

 TSOC 5200 Soc. Found. Of Ed (3)

CIEC 5480 Primary Practicum (3)

CIEC 5350 Public Policy (3)


CI 3430 Phonics and ID (3)

Cohort 3 (15 hours)

CIEC 5340 Infant/Toddler Curriculum (includes 24 hour field experience) (3)

CI 5470 Reading Assessment and Diagnosis (3)

CI 3400 Foundations of Literacy (3)

CI 5980 Develop Instruc in Literacy and Social Studies (3)


CIEC 5550  Social Studies Methods for ECE (3)

Cohort I (15 hours)

CI 5980 Develop Instruc in Math and Science (3)

CIEC 5070 Best Practices in ECE (3)

CIEC 5770  Field (70 hrs in K-3 placement and 50 hours in 4/5th placement)  (3)

 GIFT 5100 Intro Talented & Gifted Education (3)


SPED 5080 Curric. Adapt & Strategies in ECE (3)

Cohort 4 (15 hours)

CIEC 5380 Preschool Practicum (3)

CIEC 6940 Internship in ECE (12)


CIEC 4900 Internship Seminar (3)

Courses Required for Masters Degree (9 hours)

RESM 5310 Educational Research (3)

CIEC 6900 Masters Seminar (or CIEC 6920 or 6960) (3)


CIEC 6950 Theory & Research in ECE (3)


  • A background check must be completed for all field based courses
  • The Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) should be taken during Cohort 4 and be successfully completed to be recommended for licensure

 To begin the evaluation process, you must:

  • Complete the application for review of coursework.
  • Submit the form and all transcripts of higher education coursework taken at other institutions, including transcripts of coursework completed at UT prior to 1976.

After the completed application and required documentation are received, your coursework will be evaluated. Please allow 3-4 weeks to complete the evaluation process. Once completed, you will then be notified in writing of the coursework you will need in order to be licensed, including those for the Master's degree. Please note that application to Graduate School is a second required step, should you decide to pursue licensure.

Deadlines for Review and Applying

Semester LAMP Course Work to be Reviewed Apply Online to College of Graduate Studies for LAMP
Fall June 1st July 1st
Spring October 1st November 15th
Summer March 1st April 1st

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Contact Us at lamp@utoledo.edu or call 419-530-4967

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Last Updated: 7/17/19