Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program Regional Cohort

Starting Date: Fall 2020

Miami University's Early Childhood Education Program is driven by the Teacher Education Department's mission to prepare future and current teachers who design and implement culturally and contextually relevant curriculum and pedagogy. Empowered by a critical and substantive understanding of research, these teachers are positioned to confront social injustices, apply global perspectives, and actively participate in a democratic society. It is our curricular goal to create critically conscious curriculum makers for social justice in solidarity with communities in diverse contexts.

Selected Students receive the following benefits:

  1. 4 years of regional tuition rates at Miami University Hamilton Campus
  2. Direct admission to the Early Childhood/Elementary Education Program (PreK-5)
  3. Dedicated faculty advisors
  4. Smaller class sizes
  5. Cohorted experience
    • Cohorts, groups of students who work through a curriculum together to achieve the same academic degree together, allow for a more supportive environment that enhances students knowledge and promotes continuous learning, reflection, and student networking.

Priority Consideration:

Students participated in a Teaching Professions Academy from the following high schools as well as high school graduates from Middletown High School, Winton Woods High School, and Princeton High School.

List of Teacher Academies as part of Miami University's Partnership:

  1. Hamilton High School
  2. Loveland High School
  3. Anderson High School
  4. Springboro High School
  5. Turpin High School
  6. Sycamore High School
  7. Mason High School
  8. Lebanon High School
  9. Milford High School
  10. Upper Valley Career Center
  11. Taylor High School

Application Process:

All students interested in the ECE Regional Cohort must apply to Miami University Regionals and indicate ECE as a major. Applicants will electronically receive an additional form to complete the cohort application process. Students interested in applying for the ECE Regional Cohort must complete the ECE Regional Cohort application form.


Please contact Catherine Wolfe Bornhorst with questions regarding the ECE Regional cohort: wolfeca@miamioh.edu.