Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.)

Offered at KENT, SALEM and TUSCARAWAS campuses

The Early Childhood Education (ECED) undergraduate program offers students the skills and resources needed to obtain Ohio licensure for early childhood, preschool through grade 5.

  • All students complete field and practicum experiences in diverse settings, including urban and inclusive programs and accumulate approximately 1500 hours of field experience in preschool, kindergarten, and primary.
  • Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation): Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.
  • The ECED program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Ohio's State Department of Education.

Early Childhood Education program requirements and roadmap

Early Childhood Education undergraduate brochure (PDF)

How to apply for an educator license