Ohio University

Undergraduate Degrees in Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd)

Catalog Program Code: BS6854

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program offers a BSEd in Early Childhood Education leading to a teaching license for preschool (age 3) to grade 3. The ECE program is Nationally Recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Students who are interested in pursuing the BSEd in early childhood enter their program-of-study as non-degree students. Upon meeting criteria for selective admission into the ECE program, for current Ohio University students, ECE teacher candidates begin their professional sequence of courses in Partnership Schools on the Athens Campus.

The ECE program partners closely with local schools and the on-campus early childhood laboratory, the Child Development Center.

"I knew this was the program I wanted because of all of the hands-on experiences in the partnership program. I'm both excited and prepared to begin my career as a professional educator."

- Amy Smith '14

BSEd Admissions

The Early Childhood Education program has a selective admission policy. Students interested in the program must meet the criteria for selective admission. Students who are interested in pursuing the BSEd in Early Childhood Education enter their program-of-study as non-degree students, and then apply to enter into the ECE program. Applications for selective admission will be accepted electronically before the end of each semester. (Deadlines are Nov. 1, April 1, and Aug. 15).

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Consult your Academic Advisor for advising and information about next steps.

Athens Candidates:

The application opens April 15th. Apply before midnight on May 10th.

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Regional Candidates:

See your campus page for additional information: Chillicothe, Eastern, Lancaster, Southern, Zanesville

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Catalog Program Code: AA1106

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program offers an AAS in Child Development that does not lead to licensure.

Overseas Student Teaching

The Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST) program offers teacher candidates the unique opportunity to live abroad for an entire semester while completing their professional internship. The program offers students professional and personal growth in ways that are increasingly important for living and teaching in the United States.


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