Early Childhood Education

Meigs Center

The Early Childhood Education program prepares students to teach young children in a variety of inclusive early childhood settings, including preschools, pre-kindergartens, Head Start, childcare centers and infant/toddler programs.  Pre-Kindergarten Licensure area has specific General Education requirements. Upon completion of the program, students will be qualified to assume lead teacher and director positions. This program is approved by the Ohio Department of Education for Initial Five-Year Associate License.  The University of Rio Grande is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The Teacher Education unit has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Graduates of this program may work with children through five years of age. To work with children in kindergarten or the primary grades, a baccalaureate degree and state teacher’s license for Pre-K to third grade is required. Let the Rio Grande Meigs center help you to get started on your path to teach!

Program Campus Location: Rio Grande Meigs Center 42377 Charles Chauncey Drive Pomeroy Ohio

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   University of Rio Grande      218 N College Ave, Rio Grande, OH 45674      (800) 282-7201

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