Early Childhood Education (Birth - Age 5)

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Our Bachelor of Science (BSED) Degree in Early Childhood Education prepares graduates to become effective teachers of children in a variety of birth through 5 settings, including preschools, Head Start programs, child-care centers, public schools, and related programs for children. The successful completion of student teaching and all degree requirements may lead to faculty’s recommendation for Ohio’s pre-K license.

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 (Birth-5) and its application to the educational setting


The Early Childhood Education Birth-5 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).

Where We Are

School of Education

615 Teachers-Dyer Complex
West Campus
University of Cincinnati

Additional Information 

Learn more about the Early Childhood Education program.

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