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Bachelor of Science in Education, Primary Education (P-5)

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The Primary Education (P-5) program is committed to working for social justice and excellence for all children. Our training prepares students to think critically and reflectively while teaching in inventive ways that meet the needs of all learners. Students engage in experiences in schools throughout the metropolitan Columbus area that span the pre-k to fifth grade license and promote inquiry-based, cooperative learning strategies. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be recommended for a teaching license through the Ohio Department of Education. 

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Emily Thomas
Emily Thomas
Graduated SP19

The Primary Education (P-5) provided me with an exceptional foundation to begin a career in the ever-changing field of education. Both personally and professionally, this program trained my way of thinking and helped me to develop a teaching philosophy rooted in inquiry and striving for equity and inclusion. In a profession where so much of your heart is on display, I am forever grateful for the professors and colleagues that challenged my previously held perceptions, provided diverse perspectives, listened to my self-perceived shortcomings, and ultimately offered encouragement for how to move forward in the best interest of my students.

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Hands-on experience from the start 

From your introduction to your education major to full-time student teaching, Ohio State has developed a program that not only gives you first-class education, but numerous opportunities to experience what it is like to be a teacher in the field that you will be ready for your career from day 1.

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Student Opportunities

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Career Paths

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Licensed pre-k to fifth grade teacher
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Minimum GPA

2.75 cumulative

Program Start

Autumn semester

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Deadline to Declare Major Readiness

January 15 

Students are directly admitted into the program. 

Must demonstrate nearly all pre-major/GE courses completed with minimum GPA 

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Licensure disclosure 

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 go.osu.edu/onground

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