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Bachelor of Science in Education - Early Childhood Education University of Cincinnati



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The comprehensive Early Childhood Education program prepares graduates to become effective teachers of children in a variety of pre-kindergarten through grade five settings, including preschools, Head Start programs, child-care centers, public schools and related programs for children. Program faculty are dedicated to preparing committed, caring and competent educators who support each individual child’s learning and development through an ongoing process of evaluation and specific instruction techniques. The ECE Prek-5 licensure degree is a full-time program. Candidates need to be available between 8 and 4. Candidates can also expect late afternoon/evening classes and evening teacher hours during internship.

Candidates in the early childhood education program complete a bachelor of science in education degree, which includes extensive experience in preschool, kindergarten and through fourth and fifth grade classrooms. After passing the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) exams, candidates are eligible to apply for an initial state of Ohio teaching license valid for teaching children pre-kindergarten through grade five.

The ECE program is a unified teacher preparation program that values diversity, inclusion, equity, and individual construction of knowledge. Student awareness, knowledge, skills and values are guided through course lectures and discussion, reading, research, and field experiences. The program is designed to prepare students to become effective early childhood teachers who are capable of delivering quality instruction in a variety of settings to diverse student populations in grades PreK-5. By the end of their fourth year, students can earn a BSED and may be recommended for OH licensure.


Successful candidates are those who: understand how young children develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially; demonstrate pedagogical and philosophical knowledge of and commitment to early childhood education concepts, principles and values; manage the social and physical environment of diverse learning atmospheres; use and develop materials appropriate for young children; collaborate effectively with others; use technology to support their practice; use assessment to inform classroom practices; exhibit responsible, caring, fair and honest behavior; demonstrate leadership through family and community involvement; address issues of diversity with equity; commit to social justice.


Graduates of the early childhood education program are prepared to teach in a variety of settings. In public or private schools, they may teach kindergarten or grades 1-5, They may also teach in preschools, Head Start programs, child-care centers or related programs.

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Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

$28,972.00 (21,23,630) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




UC Uptown West Campus

2600 Clifton Avenue,



45221, United States

Entry requirement for international students

First-year or freshman applicants are students who have just graduated high school. They are applying to a university to pursue a 4 or 5-year degree.

English test score requirements: ELS - 112 Graduation; IELTS - 6.0 Overall minimum of 5.5 on each section; PTE – 46; TOEFL - 66 iBT minimum of 15 on each section; Duolingo – 95; Cambridge - 169 minimum, Recommended exam: C1 Advanced.

Applications deadline for Fall Semester: December 1 - Early Action; March 1 – Rolling. Applications deadline for Spring Semester: November 1. Applications deadline for Summer Semester: March 1.

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