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Primary Education (Pre K-5)

Bachelor of Science in Education


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Teach Future Leaders

Our goal is to produce passionate teachers who can deliver high-quality, developmentally appropriate instruction to help children achieve life-long academic and social success. Our Primary Ed. program gives you more classroom experiences than most universities. We utilize a cohort-based approach to teaching methods and pedagogy courses.

Contact Info

Ganiva Reyes

Assistant Professor

Department of Teacher Education

401 McGuffey Hall

210 E. Spring St., Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

The courses required for this program will prepare you to earn your teaching license and immediately enter the field of education. You’ll extend your learning way beyond the classroom to every area of your life. Students participate actively in a variety of classrooms and communities, culminating in a 15-week, full-time student teaching experience in which they work closely with mentor teachers. A few of the courses you will take in this major include:

  • EDP 256 Psychology of the Exceptional Learner
  • TCE 242P Phonics and Literacy Instruction for Teachers
  • EDL 318E Teacher Leadership and School Organization
  • EDP 432 Assessment and Educational Planning for Children in Preschool through Fifth Grade
  • TCE474P Classroom Cultures, Community, and Climate

At Miami, there’s something for everyone

Course Catalog

Career Options

In addition to licensure for teaching pre-kindergarten through grade 5, graduates of this program may work in a variety of settings involving young people, such as non-profit social service agencies, children’s hospitals, court services for youth, museums, recreational programs, and child care settings. Additionally, students who obtain additional education may choose to pursue roles in educational administration.

Additional Opportunities

  • Urban Cohort in Cincinnati, OH

    Urban Cohort

    The Urban Cohort is a community-based approach to teacher education. Miami faculty and Urban Cohort students collaborate with high-need schools and community-based organizations to prepare teachers who are grounded in the life of the community.

    Join the Community
  • three students in an exhibition hallway in the Louvre Museum

    Student Teach Abroad

    Miami has one of the few teacher education programs in the nation that offers an international student teaching alternative for students in teacher licensure programs, allowing teacher licensure students to gain a global perspective.

    Explore Global Teaching
  • Teacher Job Fair

    Teacher Job Fair

    Miami’s annual teaching-specific job fair connects our undergraduate and alumni teacher candidates with school districts from across the country.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 93% pass rate on licensure exam

    Title II data for 2018-2019

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data

Admissions and Aid

This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

Students declare a pre-major in a Teacher Education program at the time of university admission or as soon as possible. After declaring a pre-major, students must apply for acceptance to a cohort—a group of students selected to experience certain parts of the program together. Selection is limited for each cohort to ensure quality instruction and field-related experiences. Admission to Miami University or to the College of Education, Health, and Society as a pre-major neither implies nor guarantees selection to a cohort.

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