Early Childhood Education will prepare a candidate for an Ohio teaching license to work with children ages 3 through 8, or preschool through grade three. The course of study has child development at the core of pedagogical decisions. The approach is holistic, with a strong emphasis on an integrated learning approach. Practices based in child development and intense reading instruction are integral to the program. Field experience and student teaching occur at both the preschool and primary
With the passage of Ohio Senate Bill 216, the early childhood P-3 teaching license will be replaced with a new P-5 license, with courses of study beginning in 2020. During the 2019-20 academic year, we will continue to research best practices and make course adjustments to align with the new license requirements. Students entering the early childhood major this year can expect a clear transition to the P-5 license and Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (P-5). Students who entered early childhood in 2018-19 may transition to the P-5 license. Students who entered prior to 2018-19 are eligible for the Early Childhood Generalist 4-5 Endorsement if they wish to add 4-5 to the P-3 license.
Primary Education prepares a candidate for an Ohio teaching license to work with children ages 3 through 12, or preschool through grade five. The course of study has child development at the core of pedagogical decisions. Course work furthers advocacy for all children, with ethical issues and values as expressed through the Jesuit tradition. The approach is holistic, with a strong emphasis on differentiation and integration of subjects to best meet the needs of learners. Practices based in child development and reading instruction are integral to the program. Content preparation for all subject areas of study and assessment. Field, clinical, and student teaching experiences at multiple grade levels.