Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Early Childhood Education Birth through Kindergarten, B.S.


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Program Description

Current research indicates that early childhood programs with well-prepared, highly qualified teachers have long-term positive benefits for children and the community. Based on this research and Georgia’s approved certification in Birth through Kindergarten (B-K) Education, the Kennesaw State University Bagwell College of Education B-K Early Education Undergraduate Program has been developed to assist individuals who have a desire to instruct and work with infants, toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to provide instruction to very young children. Graduates will also be familiar with global perspectives on early learning and teaching. The B-K Undergraduate Degree Program addresses the needs of the whole child based on national and state standards. Teacher candidates in the program may be placed in diverse field settings that will focus on (1) developmentally appropriate best practices, (2) current research on the development of infant, toddler and young children, (3) families and communities in a global setting, (4) English Language Learners, and (5) children with special learning needs.

Admission, Retention and Graduation Requirements

Admission to teacher education is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. Students must meet the admission, retention and graduation requirements outlined in the Teacher Education Admission Requirements  catalog page to pursue this degree program.

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlines in the Academic Policies section of the catalog. 

 

Program of Study

Birth - Kindergarten Program Required Curriculum


There are two different concentrations from which students may choose if one is focusing on Birth-Kindergarten - Traditional Certification, or Non-Certification. Both concentrations require the same General Education curriculum and lower division (Area F) courses.

Traditional Certification Concentration


This concentration prepares graduates to qualify for the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s (PSC) Birth through Kindergarten teaching certificate.

Non-Certification Concentration


This concentration prepares graduates for work in Birth - Kindergarten settings where teacher certification is not required.

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