Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.)

The Mansfield campus offers two Bachelor's Degrees with licensure, one in early childhood education (grades PK-5) and one in middle childhood education (grades 4-9), with an option to receive the middle childhood generalist. Admission into the licensure program is selective and requires a minimum 2.75 grade point average. At the time of application, it is expected that students have completed the general education pre-major courses and, for those in the middle childhood program, the coursework in two areas of concentration.

A third Bachelor’s Degree, Child and Youth Studies, is a non-licensure degree. Students who are interested in making a positive impact in a community through education or who are committed to social justice and equal opportunity for all will find this coursework and field experiences instrumental in shaping their career path. A degree in Child and Youth Studies will provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to shape the future through community-based programs and services.

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable 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 and state licensing board contact information at