Early Childhood Education (PK-3)

Become an Elementary School Teacher – Early Childhood (PK-3)

Want to become a preschool, kindergarten or elementary school teacher? If you already have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college but you have a passion for teaching, Urbana’s Subsequent Teacher Licensure (STLP) program offers a direct route to the world of education, pre-kindergarten to grade 3. This program offers flexibility for the organized and motivated working adult.

In addition to being eligible to apply for licensure in the state of Ohio, you’ll acquire skills in pedagogy, content, methods, curriculum and teaching strategies and combine it with field experience and student teaching. We’ll place you at schools where you’ll gain valuable classroom field experience and apply your learning in a 16-week student teaching program.

Realize Your Education Potential: Get Your Teaching Career On Track

STLP students must complete education core courses in addition to the professional and pedagogical content courses for their chosen license area.  Some content courses completed as part of your bachelor’s degree with a grade of “C” or better may be used to satisfy content requirements.

Faculty Spotlight

Jeanine Howell

Professor Howell has spent over 30 years working with special needs students. At Urbana University, she is currently a supervisor for student teachers as well as a professor of reading, early childhood and special education courses.  Howell is also coordinator of the Subsequent Teacher Licensure Program.

Undergraduate Studies Admission Requirements

Each applicant seeking admission to Urbana University is individually evaluated. Factors considered are past academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and any additional evidence supporting the prospect of academic success.

To qualify for admission, applicants seeking an associate’s or bachelor’s degree must present evidence of high school completion and a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, in the form of a high school diploma or GED. Careful consideration is given to the applicant’s academic record to include the curriculum, courses, and/or state mandated graduation tests.

Satisfactory completion of a college preparatory curriculum is expected, which includes a minimum of four units of English, three units of mathematics, two units of science, two units of social science, one additional unit in English, mathematics or science, and four additional elective units, for a total of 16 or more units. Should the applicant’s preparation differ from the recommendation above, the applicant may be asked to supply additional information for review.

Results from standardized testing (either ACT or SAT) are required for those under 21 years of age. Students who wish to apply for admission, but do not meet the minimum ACT score or high school cumulative GPA requirements listed below, may request consideration by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements/Materials:

  • Completed undergraduate application
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Official high school transcript with a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • Standardized test results (if younger than 21 years old)
    • Minimum ACT score: 17
    • Minimum SAT score: 830

At any time the University may require an applicant to meet with the Admissions Committee to address questions that arise in the application review process. If an applicant requests transfer credit, official transcripts from any other regionally-accredited institution are required.

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