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Janice Nikkel
Program Coordinator

Early Childhood Education Bachelor's Degree

The online bachelor’s degree completion program in early childhood education prepares students for careers working with children from birth to age 6.

This program focuses on the study of individuals and families from a multidisciplinary perspective. It emphasizes developmental processes throughout the life cycle; interpersonal relationships; intervention for speech, language and hearing problems; and educational programming for children and families. The early childhood unified birth through kindergarten license combines early childhood education and early childhood special education content knowledge and pedagogy in one blended preservice teacher education program. The school places great importance on laboratory and field experiences along with classroom experiences.

Out-of-state students are not eligible for state of Kansas licensure (unless they desire to relocate) but can still obtain a bachelor’s degree in family studies and human services with an emphasis in early childhood education.

Careers in Early Childhood Education

Individuals with degrees in early childhood education work with young children and their parents to begin quality education at an early age. Job opportunities include:

  • administrative or teaching positions
  • coordinating parent programs
  • working with parents and community agencies
  • working with young children aged birth through kindergarten


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Kansas State Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education has approved K-State’s early childhood education preservice program. Students completing the program are eligible for licensure by the Kansas State Department of Education in early childhood unified birth through kindergarten.

The early childhood education bachelor’s degree is offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the K-State College of Human Ecology.