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Admission Requirements for the Early Childhood Education Bachelor's Degree Program

Before you apply to the early childhood education bachelor's degree completion program, you must have already completed approximately 30 college credits including the following courses, with a 2.5 minimum GPA on transferred course work:

    Math 100* with a grade of C or higher

    STAT 325 * with a grade of C or higher

    English 100* with a grade of C or higher

    English 200* with a grade of C or higher

    Speech 106* with a grade of C or higher

    Biology 198*

    Proof of English proficiency

    ACT score of 22 or higher or the completion of the Praxis Core Academic

    Skills for Educators.

    The passing requirements for this test are listed below:

The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) is required for admission to teacher education for all students who do not have an ACT composite score of 22 or above. The test includes sections on Reading, Writing, and Math. A minimum passing score will be established when sufficient data is available. Until that time, students must take the CORE test with no required minimum score.

*These are the course numbers at Kansas State University. If you think you have taken a comparable course at another institution, view the transfer equivalency guide to see if it will transfer to K-State as the above listed course.

Before participating in practicum courses involving contact with children, students must undergo a physical examination, including a tuberculosis test, at their own expense. Students must not have any physical or mental conditions that would interfere with the health, safety, or welfare of children.

Application Deadlines

You must be admitted for the fall semester by June 1, spring semester by Nov. 1 and summer semester by April 1. This means that all transcripts, application fees and any other requirements must be completed and received by these dates.

Please note: It takes at least 4-6 weeks for an application to be processed once all materials have been received. Incomplete applications will not be processed until all materials are received and will be considered for the next available semester.

How to Apply

Apply online.

The application fee is $40 for U.S. applicants and $80 for international applicants. However, if you have previously attended Kansas State University, you will not have to pay the application fee again. Be sure to select the term in which you plan to take classes.


If you have received credit from other institutions, have each institution send an official transcript to the K-State Office of Admissions and follow up with that office to make sure they have received your transcripts. Transcripts mailed by students are not considered to be official. The Office of Admissions will forward your transfer course material to the program's department, where an evaluation will be made of how your courses apply toward the bachelor's degree.

Your application will not be processed until all transcripts from the institutions have been received by the Office of Admissions.

Send your transcripts to:   

Office of Admissions
Kansas State University
119 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-0102

Phone: 800-432-8270 or 785-532-6250
Email: k-state@k-state.edu 


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Degree: Bachelor of Science
College: Human Ecology
Credits: 120
Course delivery: Online

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