Early Childhood Education (Pre-K - Grade 3)

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About

Our Bachelor of Science (BSED) Degree in Early Childhood Education prepares graduates to become effective teachers of children in a variety of pre-kindergarten through grade three settings, including preschools, Head Start programs, child-care centers, public schools and related programs for children. This program prepares students to take the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) exams upon graduation. Afterwards, candidates are eligible to apply for an initial state of Ohio teaching license valid for teaching children pre-kindergarten through grade three.

Program Objectives

By graduation, you will be able to:

  • Teach children in a variety of settings in the State of Ohio
  • Withhold an ethical and thorough understanding of early childhood theory (PreK-3) and its application to the educational setting

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The early childhood education Prek-3 program is accredited by the following:

  • Higher Learning Commission
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

The School of Education was ranked 3rd Best Early Education Program in the Nation (SED, 2015 USA Today).

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Where We Are

School of Education

47 Corry Blvd. Suite 2150
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0105

Additional Information 

Learn more about the Early Childhood Education curriculum.