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Kansas State University

Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

Early Childhood Education

With State of Kansas Teaching Licensure (residents of Kansas)

This 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 pre-service 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 pre-service teacher education program.

To complete the ECE program, students must have full admission into the teacher education program. K-State offers 72 hours of general education and professional teacher education courses through distance education.

Without State of Kansas Teaching Licensure (non-residents of Kansas)

This 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. Out of state students are not eligible for State of Kansas Licensure (unless they desire to re-locate) but can still obtain a bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Services with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education.

To see what courses are required, view the information on the Course Information page link. If you have completed credit hours at another university, check the Transfer Equivalency Guide link below to see what courses they are equivalent to at Kansas State.

Read more about the program.

To get started, complete the K-State Application for Admission.