Department of Teacher Education

Bachelor of Science in Education in Early Childhood Education

Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 3

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Why Choose the Early Childhood Education Program?

The Early Childhood Education program leads to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with licensure. The degree program is designed so that students complete general education and content courses as freshman and sophomores and begin the Early Childhood program as juniors as members of a cohort group. The cohort portion of the program consists of three semesters of integrated coursework and field experiences and one semester of student teaching. Recommendation for licensure requires successful completion of the program and passing scores on required licensure examinations.

Upon successful completion of the licensure portion of the program and passing the appropriate licensure exams, candidates are eligible for an Ohio resident educator license Early Childhood (PK-3). Please consult with an advisor for current licensure test information.

Specific courses have been included to ensure that candidates develop theoretical and practical knowledge in humanities, mathematics and technology, social sciences, biological and physical sciences, the arts and personal health and fitness. Included also are the courses that incorporate multi-cultural and global perspectives in the general education requirements.

Persons pursuing a teacher licensure program are required to complete the Ohio Department of Education prescribed exams for their intended area of licensure. 

Contact Information:

Michelle Fleming, Ph.D., Director
(937) 775-2024

For general questions, admission information, licensure information, and transcript evaluation, contact an academic advisor in the CEHS Academic Advising Office.

Academics, Curriculum, and Advising Information


Admission Requirements 

The following requirements are effective for Fall 2019 and beyond**:

  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Program application form
  • Passing scores in each of the following areas:
    • One of the following Reading scores:
      • ACT Reading Score of 22 or better
      • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Score of 543 or better
      • Praxis Core Reading Score of 168 or better
    • One of the following Writing scores:
      • ACT Writing score of 6 or better
      • SAT Writing Dimension Score of 5 or better
      • Praxis Core Writing score of 165 or better
    • One of the following Math Scores:
      • ACT Math score of 22 or better
      • SAT Math Score of 533 or better
      • Praxis Core Math score of 162 or better
  • Submission of a copy of the ED 2750 Dispositions Assessment, demonstrating a "Meets Requirements" rating.  Click here for detailed instructions on downloading this assessment.
  • Submit the application for ECE 3210 via Pilot. Click here for detailed application instructions.

**Due to accreditation requirement changes, admissions requirements are subject to change.  Students should continue to check for updates, and work with their advisors to be informed of upcoming changes.


Program application deadlines are:

  • January 15th for a Fall cohort start (with test scores received by June 1st)
  • September 15th for Spring cohort Start (with test scores received by November 1st)


Admission Process

New Students


Apply to the University. You will be admitted as a pre-major until you meet the criteria for acceptance into the major.

Current Wright State Students


Submit the Early Childhood Education Program application.