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.

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

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

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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