​Early Childhood Licensure

Findlay student plays game with elementary school aged childAdd an early childhood license to your degree

An early childhood license in Ohio allows you to teach children age 3 through grade 3.

If you already hold a bachelors degree from a nationally accredited institution then you may qualify for our post baccalaureate licensure program.  

Our post baccalaureate early childhood licensure consists of:

  • Completion of Ohio Department of Education approved licensure curriculum (individual curricula dependent upon approved transferrable coursework)

  • 3 level assessments (linked to coursework)

  • The following state required tests:  Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Early Childhood (#001), Early Childhood Education (#012), OAE Early Childhood Special Ed (Pre-Kindergarten Special Endorsement) (#013)

Students must ma​intain a 3.00 GPA and pass all three level assessments and state required tests to earn a Letter of Program Completion.

Diversify yourself even more by adding:

  • Three additional education courses and passing two OAE subtests to earn your Grade 4 and 5 Endorsement

  • Four graduate education courses to earn your Master of Arts in Education

Interested in talking to a professor?  Contact Prof. Melissa Recker, recker@findlay.edu, 419-434-4314.