Future Students

Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in Middle Childhood Education

What is Early & Middle Childhood Education?    Lima Education Department Pages
Through the College of Education and Human Ecology, the Ohio State University at Lima offers nationally ranked programs for students interested in teaching grades pre-kindergarten through 3 (Early Childhood) or grades 4-9 (Middle Childhood).  Teacher candidates benefit from small class sizes, personalized attention from faculty, staff and field supervisors, observational and teaching experiences with students in area schools, opportunities for service learning, and the prestige of attending a Big Ten university, all while completing coursework on a beautiful OSU campus close to home.  Undergraduate students in Education complete courses in a variety of disciplines to develop knowledge of the teaching and learning process.  They have multiple field experiences in our partnering schools putting educational theory into practice.

These new major programs at The Ohio State University are currently under revision to meet the state teaching requirements.  The proposed programs will allow qualifying students to earn full licensure in either Early or Middle Childhood education at the undergraduate level upon completion of the degree.

Because of the many proposed changes to the program at this time, it is highly recommended current, returning, and future students, planning to major in Early or Middle Childhood Education meet with academic advisor Amy Langhals to learn details of the program, including pre-major course requirements and qualifying grade point average for admission to the major and licensure.

Faculty and staff for Education:

  • Dr. Dean Cristol - Associate Professor of Education
  • Dr. Hea-Jin Lee - Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
  • Dr. Leah Herner-Patnode - Associate Professor of Special Education
  • Dr. Young Ah Lee - Assistant Professor of Education
  • Dr. Katie Barnes - Lecturer, Education
  • Brittany Collier-Gibson - Lecturer, Education and Field Placement supervisor
  • Dawn Wingate - Lecturer, Education and Field Supervisor
  • Amy Langhals - Undergraduate Academic Advisor


  • Galvin Hall

For Columbus campus program ... http://ehe.osu.edu/

For more information regarding the curriculum for the different majors and endorsements please see the links below:
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education
Bachelor of Science, Early and Middle Childhood Studies (non-licensure program)
Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement (4-5)
Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement (4-6)

Apply to the Major:
Reference Form
Note: Applications for the Lima campus are currently only accepted once per year. Application will open January 12 and all required materials are due by March 2, 2015. Please make sure to schedule an appointment with your advisor to complete your projection and to ensure you are ready to apply to the major.

The Ohio State University at Lima Admissions Office

Student Services Center
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, OH 45804

Phone: 419-995-8391
FAX: 419-995-8483

E-mail: askabuckeye@lima.ohio-state.edu