A.S. Prekindergarten Education

62 Credit Hours Beginning Fall 2020, Catalog Year 2021

Review your Degree Audit frequently to make sure your progress to complete your degree requirements is on track. Regular advising throughout your academic career will help ensure timely completion of all requirements.

The Miami University Bulletin provides guidance on academic policies, program requirements, and course descriptions. 

First Year, Semester 1
Course Name Hours
ENG 111 English Composition 3
EDP 201 Human Development & Learning 3
EDT 190 Into to Education1 3
EDT 273 Prekindergarten Integrated Curriculum I2 3
FSW 286 Intro to Child Care Administration 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15

First Year, Semester 2
Course Name Hours
EDT 274 Prekindergarten Integrated Curriculum II2 3
FSW 207/KNH 207 Serving & Supporting Children, Youth and Families I 4
FSW 382 Infant and Toddler Caregiving and Supervision 3
KNH 245 Health & Wellness for the Young Child 3
MTH 115 Mathematics for Teachers P-6 4

Total Semester Credit Hours: 17

Second Year, Semester 1
Course Name Hours
EDP 256 Psychology of the Exceptional Learner 3
EDT 246P Foundations of Language and Literacy3 3
FSW or EDT 225 Families Schools & Community Connections 3
FSW 293 Field Placement: Infant/Toddler Setting3 3
MPF IV Physical or Biological Science 3-4

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15

MPF IV Physical or Biological Science

Recommended course options

  • PHY 101 Physics and Society
    Introduction of fundamental principles of physics and discussion of the interaction of science and society, both today and in the past. Provides skills in thinking critically about societal problems which have a scientific or technological component.
    • PHY 111 Astronomy and Space Physics
      Study of space exploration, astrophysics, astronomy, and cosmology.
    • PHY 121 Energy and Environment
      Application of physics principles and models to societal uses of energy. Includes mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Energy topics include resources, environmental problems, global atmospheric challenges, nuclear power, solar energy, alternative energy systems, and energy conservation. Algebraic skills are required but no previous course in physics is needed.
    • PHY 141 Physics in Sports
      Various aspects of a dozen or more sports are treated using the laws of physics. Provides the non-science student with insight into principles governing motion, dynamics, and other elements of physics in sports.
    • PHY 103L Concepts in Physics Laboratory
      Laboratory course illustrating the basic concepts of physics. For the general student; complements physics lecture offerings at the nonspecialist level.PHY 101/111/121/141 + PHY 103L
  • BIO 121 Environmental Biology*
    Local, regional, and global environmental issues examined in the context of current ecological theory and principles of resource use and management.
Second Year, Semester 2
Course Name Hours
EDL 204 Sociocultural Studies in Education 3
EDT 272P Intro Child Development: PreBirth through Age 83 3
EDT 315P Teaching with Children's Literature 3
FSW 294 Field Placement: Preschool Setting4 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 16-17

1EDT 190 requires the student pass a background check
EDT 273 and EDT 274 include a 24-hour observation

2EDT 246E and EDT 272E are block courses that include a 25-hour practicum.

3FSW 293 and FSW 294 include 160 hours of student teaching in each respective setting.

Note that some classes are only offered in fall or spring semester; check with an advisor to sequence classes correctly.

Successful completion of the Prekindergarten Education program meets the Ohio Department of Education academic requirements for the initial Five-Year ProfessionaLicensure 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 in Early Childhood Education, if program admission requirements are met.

Please note this is a guideline only; your DAR is the official program record.