Major Code BS6854
Early Childhood Education prepares you to teach young children between the ages of three and eight years of age. You must meet the criteria for selective admission and retention in Teacher Education, including a 2.75 GPA in your major, in required professional education courses, and overall. Upon completion of the program and passing the Praxis II exams, you are eligible for an Ohio two-year provisional license in Early Childhood Education.
The Early Childhood Education program is offered jointly by the Colleges of Education and Health and Human Services, if you wish to be licensed through Ohio University to teach young children between the ages of three and eight years, you must complete the following program and earn passing scores on the Praxis II exams.
Required General Education Courses
Ohio requirements for teacher licensure state that you must complete a General Education program that includes the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences, and the social sciences. In addition, the general studies should incorporate multicultural and global perspectives. You should work closely with your faculty advisor to select courses that fulfill both Ohio University General Education requirements (see the Graduation Requirements - Universitywide section) and the requirements for teacher licensure.