Jun 23, 2018  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19

Early Childhood Major (B.S.Ed.)


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Major Code BS6854

Patton College of Education  
Department of Teacher Education  
McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.597.2198
Fax: 740.593.0477
www.cehs.ohio.edu/academics/te/index.htm

Eugene Geist, Program Coordinator
geist@ohio.edu

Program Overview

Early childhood education prepares students to teach young children birth through eight years. In addition to being licensed to teach in public and private preschools, Head Start programs, nursery schools and child care centers, students are also licensed to teach in private and public school kindergartens and primary grades.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Ohio University students, who are interested in pursuing the B.S.Ed. in the early childhood education (ECE) major, enter their program-of-study with a premajor code of ND8837. Students can apply to the major after completing specific requirements listed under ECE Program Requirements. After selective admissions process, successful students will be accepted into the EDE program major (BS 6854).  Enrollment in the program is limited to promote quality instruction, appropriate field placement and effective advising. Not all students who apply and meet the minimum criteria will be accepted. Contact the Office of Student Affairs for details on the early childhood restrictive admission criteria and process. 

Change of Program Policy

If you are enrolled in a different major or college at Ohio University, and wish to transfer into this major, you must either declare the premajor code, ND8837 (if you don’t meet the admission criteria) or apply for admission (if you do meet them). You must have at least a 3.0 GPA to declare the non degree code. To be admitted to the major, you must apply and be accepted after successful completion of the admission criteria.

External Transfer Admission

If you should transfer from another institution into this major, you must either declare the premajor code, ND8834 (if you don’t meet the admission criteria) or the major code, BS6854 (if you do meet them). You must have at least a 2.75 GPA to declare the premajor code.  You must have at least a 3.0 to declare the major. To be admitted to the major, you must apply and be accepted after successful completion of the admission criteria. You will be required to submit a official copy of your transcripts from all other institutions from which you have transferred credits.

Admission to Teacher Candidacy for Early Childhood Majors

Applicants, who are interested in pursuing the B.S.Ed. in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) major, enter their program-of-study with a premajor code of ND8834. Students can apply to the major after completing specific requirements listed under ECE Program Requirements. Enrollment in the program is limited to promote quality instruction, appropriate field placement and effective advising. Not all students who apply and meet the minimum criteria will be accepted. Contact the Office of Student Affairs for details on the early childhood selective admission criteria and process. 

Candidates accepted into the ECE major have met the criteria for admission to Teacher Candidacy. 

The following requirements must be met to be eligible for Teacher Candidacy to the Early Childhood Major (B.S.Ed.) major (BS6854):

  1. Completion of 30 semester credit hours with cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0; higher is preferred. 
  2. Completion of the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) is required; higher is preferred:
    • Tier I freshman composition ENG 1510 
    • HIST 2000  or HIST 2010 or POLS 1010 
    • Science – Select 1 course with a lab from the following:
      • PBIO 1140   or BIOL 1010 

      • GEOG 1100  or GEOL 1010  

      • PSC 1011 or PHYS 2001 or PSC 1051 or ASTR 1000 (AND) ASTR 1400

    • Mathematics – 1 course MATH 1101 or higher

    • EDEC 1600 

    • EDTE 1000

  3. Satisfactory test score (only passing scores on one assessment required)
    • PRAXIS CORE (Academic Skills for Educators) Test.
      • Reading: 156
      • Math: 150
      • Writing: 162
    • ACT: 21 (comp)
    • SAT
      • 990 (taken before March 2016)
      • 1070 (taken after March 2016)
  4. Submission of the results of a background check through BCI & FBI. Ohio Revised Code: 3319.291D
  5. Submission of results of the tuberculosis skin test (administered by Campus Care or other appropriate office).
  6. New Transfer Students: Transfer CUM GPA may be considered towards Teacher Candidacy.

 

AA1106 Child Development & ND8837 Pre-Early Childhood Education 

If your major is AA1106 Child Development, your academic advisor may sign a permission slip to enroll you in a course that is required for AA1106 and has the prerequisite of Admission to Teacher Candidacy.

If you major code is ND8837 Pre-Early Childhood Education, your academic advisor may NOT sign a permission slip for courses that have the prerequisite of Admission to Teacher Candidacy. You must first have been admitted to Teacher Candidacy.

If your major code is AA1106 Child Development and ND8837 Pre-Early Childhood Education, i.e. you have been simultaneously admitted to both programs, and you seek to enroll in coursework that has the prerequisite of Admission to Teacher Candidacy, you must meet the enrollment criteria of BOTH programs.

Admission to Advanced Standing

Candidates must be admitted to Advanced Standing before taking any education courses numbered 3000 or above. Candidates must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75, as well as a 2.75 GPA in each teaching field for which licensure is sought to continue to take education courses numbered 3000 or above. Methods courses can be taken no more than twice. Failure to obtain a satisfactory grade can result in dismissal from the program.

Generally, candidates apply for Advanced Standing in Teacher Candidacy at the end of the second semester of the sophomore year. Athens campus students must attend a group meeting arranged by Patton College Office of Student Affairs, and regional campus students should check with Student Services or the dean’s office on the regional campus for information.

These requirements are subject to change.

  1. General requirements
    1. Completion of 60 semester hours of credit with an overall GPA of 2.75.
    2. Cumulative GPA of 2.75 in each teaching field for which a licensure is sought.
    3. Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of C in each course and a GPA of 2.75 or higher: 
      1. EDTE 2200
      2. EDTE 2020 
      3. EDTE 2010 
      4. EDTE 2000 
      5. EDEC 3801    
      6. EDEC 3701 
      7. EDEC 3610 
      8. EDEC 2500  
      9. EDEC 2400 
      10. EDEC 2301  
      11. EDEC 2100 
      12. EDTE 1000 
      13. EDEC 1600 
      14. Completion of two science courses with labs. Select 2 courses with a lab from two different bullets below:
        • PBIO 1140   or BIOL 1010 

        • GEOG 1100  or GEOL 1010  

        • PSC 1011 or PHYS 2001 or PSC 1051 or ASTR 1000 (AND) ASTR 1400

      15. Completion of six credit hours of MATH 1101 and higher.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Prepares candidates to teach children birth through eight years. In addition to being licensed to teach in public and private preschool programs, Head Start programs, nursery schools and child care centers, candidates are also licensed to teach in private and public kindergartens and primary grades. The program is NCATE accredited and Ohio licensure can be transferred to other states that have reciprocity with the Ohio Department of Education.

Requirements

Major Hours Requirement


The early childhood education major requires a minimum of 123 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Department-Level Requirements for Teacher Education


View the Department-Level Requirements for Teacher Education .

Early Childhood Requirements


Complete the following courses with a 2.75 or better overall GPA and a grade of C (2.0) or better in each course:

Natural Sciences


Complete two natural science courses, including one course from two of the following three groups:

Professional Internship in Teaching


Complete the following courses. EDPL 4650 and 4670 must be completed with a C (2.0) or better:

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