Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

BGSU Firelands

This highly competitive program is designed as an integrated program to prepare graduates to teach children who are typically developing, at-risk, gifted, or who have mild/moderate educational needs in pre-kindergarten through grade three. Graduates are licensed to teach children ages three through eight and are prepared to work with young children and/or their families in a variety of settings. The program is based on standards for early childhood programs and teacher preparation promulgated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Council for Exceptional Children, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the curriculum content identified in the Ohio Model Curriculum guidelines.

Admission to the ECE program is based on completion of specific courses, total number of hours completed, and overall grade point average (GPA). Students must meet additional criteria in order to student-teach in either a pre-kindergarten or kindergarten-primary setting. Students are urged to consult the student services office for additional information. This degree is awarded by the College of Education and Human Development.