Dr. Candace Lindemer
L, Room L-113
Mrs. Paula Ahlstrom
Science & Public Service Technologies
Lakeland Community College’s Early Childhood Education Program prepares students for positions in a variety of educational environments including child care centers, preschools, prekindergarten programs and Head Start classrooms. The Program also provides students with the skills for employment as family child care providers and to work with children with special needs.
The Early Childhood Education Program is an approved Prekindergarten Associate Teacher Licensure Program by the Ohio Department of Education. Students may be eligible to apply for the Prekindergarten License after recommendation by the Program Director and a passing score (according to Ohio Department of Education) on the Ohio Praxis Prekindergarten Exam.
Lakeland’s Teaching Learning Center (TLC), a fully licensed and nationally accredited early childhood program for young children ages 18 months to prekindergarten, is a state-of-the-art laboratory school for the degree program.
"Employment of preschool teachers is expected to grow by 19 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations... Continued emphasis on early childhood education is increasing the demand for preschool teachers."
- U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics
Lakeland Community College's Associate
Degree Program in Early Childhood Education prepares students
to obtain the Prekindergarten Associate License, if all the
criteria outlined below are also fully met. When all the
criteria are met, the graduate's application form for Prekindergarten
Associate Licensure will be signed by the Early Childhood
- Hold an Associate of Applied Science Degree
in Early Childhood Education from Lakeland Community College
with an official copy of graduate transcript verifying graduate
status on file in the Early Childhood Education Department
- Be deemed to be of good moral character including no convictions on a
criminal background records check(s).
- Successfully have completed all requirements of the approved Prekindergarten
Associate Program with at least a 2.5 GPA in the required program courses.
- Successfully have completed at least 300 hours of faculty-evaluated
and field-based experiences with all records on file in the Early Childhood
Education Department office, including at least the minimum number of
required faculty-evaluated work with exceptional children and multicultural
early childhood settings.
- Articulate and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values,
and dispositions identified by the Ohio Department of Education for teacher
- Have been recommended by the Program Director of Lakeland's Early Childhood
Program as having met all program standards.
- Receive a passing score (according to Ohio Department of Education) on the Ohio Praxis Prekindergarten Exam
The license is issued from the Ohio Department
of Education for teaching in public school prekindergarten
programs and is available to program graduates who meet licensure
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CENTER
FOR THE TEACHING PROFESSION CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE
Department of Education (Initial Licensure, Renew Teaching License)
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