Early Childhood Education (ECE)

About the ECE program

The Department of Teacher Education offers a Bachelor of Science in Education in Early Childhood Education. This program meets all requirements for a state of Ohio license to teach prekindergarten through grade three.

A student in the early childhood education (ECE) program is encouraged to choose an area of focus for elective coursework which must bring the total number of credit hours to 124 required for graduation. A student must meet all academic and competency requirements in order to continue in the program, to student teach and to be recommended for licensure. In addition, all field and clinical experiences must be successfully completed. In order for the University of Dayton to approve the state of Ohio teaching license application, applicants must have on file in the SEHS dean's office passing scores on the state of Ohio licensure tests. 

Bachelor of Science in Education, Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (ECIS)

The Department of Teacher Education offers a Bachelor of Science in Education in Early Childhood Intervention Specialist in conjunction with the Early Childhood License. The ECE course work is required for the ECIS licensure, in addition to additional field work and classes. A student must meet all academic and competency requirements in order to continue in the program, to student teach, and to be recommended for licensure. In addition, all field and clinical experiences must be successfully completed. In order for the University of Dayton to approve the state of Ohio teaching license application, applicants must have on file in the SEHS dean's office passing scores on the state of Ohio licensure tests.

Prekindergarten Special Needs Endorsement

The Department of Teacher Education offers the prekindergarten special needs endorsement program which can be added to an early childhood education license and allows teachers to teach children ages three to five who have mild or moderate to intensive needs. Students enrolled in an early childhood education program may complete the coursework for the prekindergarten special needs endorsement as a focus area for their undergraduate degree. In order for the University of Dayton to approve the state of Ohio endorsement application, candidates must have on file in the SEHS dean's office passing scores on the state of Ohio licensure tests.

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Department of Teacher Education

Fitz Hall 680 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2966

937-229-3330 

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