Birth to Kindergarten

birth to kindergarten program


The Birth through Kindergarten program prepares graduates to work with children and families in a variety of settings. Candidates in this program observe and work with infants, toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten children in public and private settings. Graduates of the Birth through Kindergarten program are prepared for employment in Head Start programs, private child care programs, public schools, and other child-centered agencies or businesses. The program offers teaching (Teacher Education) and non-teaching (Child, Family, and Community) concentrations. Successful completion of the Teacher Education concentration will qualify students to apply to the State of North Carolina for an initial teacher license in Birth through Kindergarten education.

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  • Candidates will acquire knowledge of the cognitive, physical, cultural, social, and emotional needs of young children and their families.
  • Candidates will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the development and implementation of instructional programs for young children.
  • Candidates will demonstrate the ability to collaborate with students, families, and school and community personnel in designing and implementing programs for young children.
  • Candidates will demonstrate professionalism in their interactions with faculty and school personnel and, as a part of their preparation program, engage in professional activities.


Degree Requirements

Birth to Kindergarten (BK) with Concentration in Teacher Education

Birth to Kindergarten (BK) with Concentration in Child, Family, and Community Concentration


For more information:

Nicole Austin, Assistant Professor

Program Coordinator, Birth to Kindergarten

Department of Education, Psychology and Health
256 Willie and Jacqueline Gilchrist Education and Psychology Complex
Campus Box 856
Phone: (252) 335-8761
Fax: (252) 335-3554