Prekindergarten Education: Associate in Applied Science

(64 semester hours)

For information, contact the Middletown Coordinator for Prekindergarten at 513-727-3289 or the Hamilton Office of Academic Advising at 513-785-3129.

This program prepares students to provide education and caring for children up to five years of age who are not yet in kindergarten. Graduates may be employed in public, corporate, or private care centers, preschools, or Head Start facilities, either as teachers or in administration.

Successful completion of the Prekindergarten Program meets the Ohio Department of Education academic requirements for the Initial Five-Year Professional Licensure in Prekindergarten Education. The degree can be applied to the Bachelor of Integrative Studies and a majority of the required hours may be applied to the Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, if program admission requirements are met.

Program Requirements

First year

EDL 204 Sociocultural Studies in Education (3) (MPF IIB) *

EDP 201 Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts (3) (MPF IIC) * †

EDP 279 Technology + Media Literacy and Learning (3) * †

EDT 190 Introduction to Education (3) * †

EDT 273 Prekindergarten Integrated Curriculum I (3)

EDT 274 Prekindergarten Integrated Curriculum II (3)

ENG 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3) (MPF I) *

FSW 207 Serving and Supporting Children, Youth, and Families I (4)

FSW 261 Diverse Families Across the Life Span (3) (MPF IIC) * †

MTH 115 Mathematics for Early Childhood Teachers (4) (MPF V) *

Second year

EDP 256E Psychology of Learners with Exceptionalities (3) * †

EDT 246E Foundations of Reading, Language, and Literacy (3) *

EDT 272E Introductory Child Development: PreBirth through Age 8 (3) * †

EDT 315E Teaching with Children's Literature Across the ECE Curriculum (3) *

FSW 283 Introduction to Child Care Administration (3)

FSW 293 Field Placement: Infant/Toddler Setting (3)

FSW 294 Field Placement: Preschool Setting (3)

FSW 382 Infant and Toddler Caregiving and Supervision (3)

KNH 245 Issues of Health & Wellness for the Young Child (3)*

Science: (3 or 4) Physical or Biological Science (MPF IVA or IVB)*

Elective: (1or 2)

* Course can apply (40-41 total credit hours) to Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education

† TAG course required by the state of Ohio Department of Education.

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