Early Childhood Education Bachelor's Degree/Unified Teaching License (B-K)
The online bachelor's degree program in early childhood education is designed for students who wish to work in early education programs in administrative or teaching positions, or work with parents and community agencies, as well as with young children, from birth through kindergarten. 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 early childhood education program in the School of Family Studies and Human Services are eligible for licensure by the Kansas State Department of Education in early childhood unified, birth through kindergarten. Program degree requirements are subject to change to meet licensure requirements. 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.
To complete the ECE program, students must have full admission into the teacher education program. K-State offers 116 hours of general education and professional teacher education courses through distance education. Up to 60 credit hours of additional coursework may be completed at the local community college level and transferred, as applicable, to meet K-State degree requirements.
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.
Kansas is part of National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), which maintains reciprocal teacher certification agreements with all 50 states and US territories. For specific certification requirements for your state, please check the NASDTEC website.
A leader in teacher education, Kansas State University’s Early Childhood Education Unified (B-K) bachelor’s and master’s degrees integrate special education and prepare qualified teachers for today’s classrooms.
Change the lives of children
- Pass rate on licensure exams is 99 percent
- Above-average starting salary in a high-need profession
- Utilize loan deferment and scholarship programs just for teachers