Prekindergarten Education- Associate in Applied Science

For information, contact the Coordinator for Prekindergarten at 513-727-3289.

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

(62 semester hours)

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredit Hours
EDP 201 Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts 1,2 3
EDP 256 Psychology of the Exceptional Learner 3
EDT 190 Introduction to Education 1,2 3
EDT 273 Prekindergarten Integrated Curriculum I 3
EDT 274 Prekindergarten Integrated Curriculum II 3
ENG 111 Composition and Rhetoric 1 3
FSW 207
Serving and Supporting Children, Youth, and Families I
or Serving and Supporting Children, Youth, and Families I
FSW 283 Introduction to Child Care Administration 3
FSW 382 Infant and Toddler Caregiving and Supervision 3
KNH 245 Issues of Health & Wellness for the Young Child 3
 Credit Hours31
Second Year
EDL 204 Sociocultural Studies in Education 3
FSW 225
Family School and Community Connections 2
or Family School and Community Connections
EDT 246P Foundations of Reading, Language, and Literacy 3
EDT 315P Children's Literature for PK-5 Classrooms 3
EDT 272P Introduction of Childhood Development and Education 3
FSW 293 Field Placement: Infant/Toddler Setting 3
FSW 294 Field Placement - Preschool Setting 3
MTH 115 Mathematics for Teachers of Grades P-6 4
Science: Physical or Biological Science (MPF IVA or IVB) 1 3-4
Elective 3
 Credit Hours31-32
 Total Credit Hours62-63