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Program Options

Choose from an undergraduate, graduate or certificate program

Undergraduate degree (BSE)

This part-time, online program is designed for early childhood professionals who have already earned an associate's degree in early childhood education or a related field.

As a "stackable" program, this program builds on an associate's degree and allows students to apply up to 12 semester hours of reduced tuition workshop credit based on job-embedded professional development. Coursework combines practical knowledge with theoretical insight. You'll be supported by faculty and experienced professionals in the field as you complete your bachelor’s degree.

Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to teach grades PreK-3 (ages 3-8).

Course details: Academic catalog >>

Based on a student who enters the program with an associate's degree, has completed the general education requirements, and attends part-time:

First year
  • Summer: EDT 461E, Workshop credit
  • Fall: EDT 460E and lab, EDT 340 and lab, Workshop credit
  • Spring: EDT 462E and lab, Workshop credit
Second year
  • Summer: EDT 463E and lab, EDT 344
  • Fall: EDT 464E and lab, Workshop credit
  • Spring: EDT 465E, EDT 305

Graduate degree (MSE)

This online program is designed for experienced early childhood professionals who wish to advance the knowledge and skills required to be effective leaders and advocates in the field of early care and education. Program content can be applied by program administrators, supervisors, teacher leaders and advocates in a variety of settings where professionals work with and advocate for young children and their families.

All candidates must complete the graduate leadership core sequence and either the administration strand or the advocacy strand. All coursework is available online and is designed for students who seek a part-time, web-based program.

Course details: Academic catalog >>

Based on a student who plans to attend part-time for two years, plus one additional summer:

First year
  • Summer: EDT 561
  • Fall: EDT 560E or EDT 573
  • Spring: EDT 502 and EDT 562E or EDT 500
Second year
  • Summer: EDT 505 and EDT 563E or EDT 510
  • Fall: EDA 509 and EDT 500 or EDT 564E
  • Spring: EDT 660, EDA 556
Third year
  • Summer: EDT 565E, EDT 667

Certificate

This professional certificate is designed for experienced early childhood education professionals — such as program administrators, supervisors, teacher leaders and other professionals — who work with and advocate for young children and their families. This program prepares candidates with the knowledge and skills required to be effective leaders and advocates in the field of early care and education.

All coursework is available online. Certificate is issued by the University of Dayton.

Course details: Academic catalog >>

CONTACT

Center for Early Learning

Bombeck Family Learning Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2800
937-229-2158
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