Major Focus-Early Childhood Education at KSU Tuscarawas

The KSU Tuscarawas Early Childhood Education program is majorly focused on developing A+ Ohio teachers for pre-school through 5th grade.

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With over 30 degrees to choose from, Kent State University (KSU) at Tuscarawas has a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Early Childhood Education.   Kent State Tuscarawas’s  Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.  Admission to this major is selective as only 100 students will be selected each year.  Content covers everything from current theory, lesson planning, methods, and practices for teaching preschool through 5th grade.

Early Childhood Education Admission Requirements

    • Successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education Technology
    • 2.75 GPA

Future Career Paths

Kent State Tuscarawas Early Childhood Education Majors

  • Graduates need to pass the State of Ohio Assessment Tests to apply for Ohio licensure in Early Childhood.
    • Once State testing is completed and a license is earned, one may earn a job at:
      • Public school teacher, Preschool through 5th grade
      • Daycare- Preschool teacher
      • Private school teacher, Preschool through 5th grade
      • Licensed Tutor
      • Online Ohio EducatorEarly Childhood Education

Enrollment

  • Applications can be found online here
  • No application fee
  • No test scores needed for first-year students

Program Requirements

  • Upon acceptance into the program, the Tuscarawas campus offers all of the Early Childhood Education and Kent Core requirements at their campus including some online options.
    • All students complete field and practicum experiences in various settings including urban and inclusive programs accumulating about 1,200 clock hours of field experience in prek-elementary classrooms.
    • There is a minimum of 122 credit hours to earn a Bachelor’s Degree including 2 Field Experiences.
    • A roadmap is laid out for future students to view a clear path of courses and content required.

Early Childhood Education

Licensure Information

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.

Students must apply for State of Ohio Licensure (defined by completion of all licensure program requirements) within 12 months of program completion. After 12 months, applicants must meet state-approved program/licensure requirements that are in effect at the time of application. This means that students who apply after the 12-month deadline may have to take additional coursework if the content, methods courses, program requirements, or licensure requirements have changed from the catalog in force.

The Ohio Department of Education’s youtube site has a video honoring the entire education community.

Why Go Anywhere Else?

Unique classroom opportunities present themselves exclusively to Tuscarawas students.
  • High-quality teaching
  • Advising
  • Mentoring
  • Learning with a small group of peers in block sequence

Tusc Talks

  • Dr. Sandra Pech, associate professor in the Early Childhood Education program, describes the education programs with WBTC radio.

Tuscarawas Campus Benefits

    • Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
    • The program prepares for the State of Ohio Licensure test(s).
    • State-of-the-art technology and equipment to learn and create with.
    • Gold standard curriculum and excellent Professors.
    • Tutoring is offered for many Kent Core classes including; psychology, biology, math, chemistry, and writing.
    • Local advisors dedicated to the Tuscarawas campus will assist with academic forms, information, classes as well as success tips virtually or in person.
    • USCAA sports teams on campus.
    • Over $350K worth of scholarships awarded annually.
    • Ability to gain future career experience in the Research Colloquium.

Early Childhood Education

Tuscarawas Campus Dedicated to Success

KSU Tuscarawas Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education teachers have gone on to positively influence thousands of students’ lives.  The job forecast for Kindergarten and elementary school teachers from the U.S. Beauru of Labor Statistics predicted continued growth at the average 5% rate for the next eight years.

Why go anywhere else when 🎓low tuition, 🎓 close to home, 🎓extraordinary education is right down the road!

Kent State University at TuscarawasKSU Tuscarawas Engineering Technology
330 University Drive NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
(330)-339-3391

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/kindergarten-and-elementary-school-teachers.htm (visited June 02, 2021).

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