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Kansas State University

Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program
Degree
Bachelor’s Degree Completion
Description
Preparation for careers working with children from birth to age 6
Course Delivery
Online
Application Requirements
A cumulative 2.75 GPA on transferred coursework
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*
Physical Science and Lab
Proof of English proficiency
ACT 22 or higher or passing Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE)
Completion Requirements
120 credit hours with grades of "C" or higher are required
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This online program is designed for students who wish to work in early education programs in administrative or teaching positions, including work with parents and community agencies, as well as with young children, aged 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 teaching education program. K-State offers 72 hours of general education and professional teacher education courses through distance education. Up to 62 credit hours of additional course work may be completed at the local community college level and transferred, as applicable, to meet K-State degree requirements. This program prepares a student to teach at the Kindergarten and pre-K level. Students must be geographically located in Kansas or near the border so they are able to perform the student teaching semester in a Kansas school district. Out of state students not able to perform the student teaching semester can still earn a bachelor’s degree via distance with an Early Childhood emphasis but are not eligible for teacher licensure.

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