Early Childhood Licensure ADAP Eligible Alternative

Early Childhood Licensure ADAP Eligible Alternative

The University of Dayton offers an alternative to our traditional teacher licensure program called Adult Degree Advancement Program for students who are 24 years of age or older, are working and who:

  • Earned an associate’s degree in early childhood education with a GPA of 2.5;
  • Passed all three sections of the Praxis I exam;
  • Worked in the field of early care and education;
  • Want to attend part time;
  • Want coursework with other mature students;
  • Want coursework offered in the afternoon and evening; and,
  • Want a 40 percent reduction in undergraduate tuition.
While some classes do have field-based lab experiences, most instructors will allow students who are working in the field of early care and education to complete part of their field hours in their own classroom.  Student teaching is required at the end of the program; however, in most instances, partial credit is given for the pre-kindergarten student teaching completed as part of the associate’s degree. Some summer student teaching placements are available.

Students are required to have the equivalent of 124 semester hours for graduation with 54 credits coming from a four-year institution and 30 credits from the University of Dayton. Students are encouraged to complete their general education requirements at a community college. Nine hours of upper -level general education coursework are required and are included in the program.