Jul 25, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Birth through Kindergarten (BK): Child, Family, and Community Concentration, B.S.Ed.

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The Birth through Kindergarten program prepares graduates to work with children and families in a variety of settings. Candidates in this program observe and work with infants, toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten children in public and private settings. Graduates of the Birth through Kindergarten program are prepared for employment in Head Start programs, private child care programs, public schools, and other child-centered agencies or businesses. The program offers teaching (Educator Preparation) and non-teaching (Child, Family, and Community) concentrations. Successful completion of the Educator Preparation concentration requirements and submission of an edTPA portfolio will qualify students to apply for a North Carolina initial teacher license in Birth through Kindergarten Education.

Program Goals

  • ensure that candidates acquire knowledge of the cognitive, physical, cultural, social, and emotional needs of young children and their families.
  • to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the development and implementation of instructional programs for young children.
  • provide opportunities for candidates to demonstrate the ability to collaborate with students, families, and school and community personnel in designing and implementing programs for young children.
  • provide opportunities for school candidates to develop professionalism in their interactions with school personnel, parents and engage in professional activities.


General Education Requirements (36 credit hours)

Major Requirements (34 credit hours)

Free Electives (11 credit hours)

Subtotal: 120

Curriculum Guide for Majors in Birth through Kindergarten (BK) with Concentration in Child, Family, and Community

Freshman Year

First Semester

Subtotal: 15

Second Semester

Subtotal: 15

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Subtotal: 120

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