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The Early Childhood Education two year program is designed to prepare students for a teaching career. Students will learn the fundamentals of teaching Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards through a variety of creative, engaging, and hands on activities. Students will be a part of a variety of learning experiences including classroom instruction and cooperating placement work.

Recommendations for the program: Grade point average of 2.5 or above, on track with credits from 9and 10th grade, good attendance, limited discipline history.

INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION & TRAINING

1 Credit (Wt. 1.0)

TEACHING PROFESSIONS I

1 Credit (Wt. 1.0)

Year 1: The Early Childhood Education first year course is designed to prepare students for a teaching career. Students will learn the fundamentals of teaching Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards through a variety of creative, engaging, and hands on activities. While teaching in a preschool classroom (lab), students will prepare and manage classroom environment and engage in meaningful lessons with preschool children.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

1 Credit (Wt. 1.0)

TEACHING PROFESSIONS II

1 Credit (Wt. 1.0)

Employment Opportunities: Students can be employed as aides or teachers in Head Start classrooms, Day Care centers, Special Needs Preschool classrooms, nannies and home day care providers.

Certifications: Communicable Disease, First Aid, CPR/AED, Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention.

Preparation for their Child Development Associate Certification.

OSUM Suggested Courses: Children’s Literature 2368.

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