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Primary Education (P-5), Master of Education

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The Primary P-5 Early Childhood/Elementary Master of Education program leads to an initial teaching license in the state of Ohio. Combined with a dedication to social justice and excellence for all children, students will be prepared to become a teacher leader who advocates for equity and justice in education. 

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Degree Requirements

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Prerequisite Coursework with minimum 2.75 GPA, bachelor’s degree, overall 3.0 GPA

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This is a competitive program. Acceptance into the program is not guaranteed by completing prerequisites.

Deadline to apply

November 15

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Licensure requirements may be subject to change because of state-legislated mandates. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Department of Teaching and Learning each year to ensure they have the most up-to-date information. 

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at

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