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ODU's Early Childhood Education program prepares you to teach Pre-K through grade 3.
Program highlights:
  • Major leads to teaching licensure.
  • Licensure-only option for students who already have a bachelor's degree.
  • Add the Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement to teach in Grades 4 and 5. 
  • Students are provided at least 460 hours of hands-on, clinical and field-based experience in diverse classroom settings.
  • MBA Formats

    Degrees & Courses

    Read the degree requirements and course descriptions for the major and licensure, plus view a sample 4-year plan.

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  • MissionStDom

    Outcomes & Careers

    Graduates are prepared to teach pre-kindergarten through third grade.

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  • Archway

    Education Division

    Get to know ODU English and education faculty , view current news and events, and more.

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  • Student Organizations
    Kappa Delta Pi 
    Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is an International Honor Society in Education, whose purpose is to connect future educators with each other and other education advocates. KDP strives to reach out to the community through education by volunteering, fundraising, and organizing events.

    Ohio Student Education Association
    All ODU Education majors are invited to join the Ohio Student Education Association (OSEA), a pre-professional organization for students preparing for careers in education. 

    Current students are part of the Ohio Education Association, which representing more than 128,000 members in the state. The Association actively supports public education reform and teacher licensure. 

    For more information about these organizations, contact Sr. JoAnn Hohenbrink at hohenbrj@ohiodominican.edu or (614) 251-4579.
  • Dominican Scholars
    Through the Dominican Scholars program, ODU offers education students extended leadership, learning and community services opportunities. 

    Aspiring educators will observe teaching environments, tutor students, participate in professional associations and more.

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  • Professional Accreditations
    ODU's Integrated Language Arts Education program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
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  • Education Field Office
    ODU's Education Field Office organizes and administers all field and clinical experiences in the teacher education programs. We partner with area school districts and their teachers to help provide quality and diverse field experiences for our future educators.

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Expand Your Education

Studying abroad introduces you to new cultures and experiences. ODU offers life-changing trips ideal for students interested in:
  • Art & Architecture
  • Business & Politics
  • History & Culture
  • Languages & Literature
  • Peace & Justice
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