|Field of Study:||Early Childhood Education and Teaching
|Description:||Immersion in the field is a hallmark of our program. You won’t spend just one semester student teaching – you’ll spend countless hours working with youngsters in a variety of settings. In fact, during your first year on campus, we’ll place you in local classrooms to work with students.
Here, you’ll quickly feel like part of a family. From the time you arrive on campus until you graduate, you’ll be guided by a faculty mentor. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships with your fellow education majors. Our dedicated professors will get to know you. They will support you in your coursework, field experiences and career preparations. They will become personally invested in your success as a future teacher.
As an education student, you can choose to major in either early childhood age 3-grade 3 or middle childhood grades 4-9. With additional coursework, early childhood majors can add grades 4-5 to their Ohio teaching licenses, while middle childhood majors can add grades 4-6 non-concentration areas to their Ohio teaching license. With both majors, you’ll take liberal arts courses in English, mathematics, history, art, music and science, as well as courses in child development, exceptional learners, technology, curriculum, classroom strategies, methods of teaching and more.