The North Carolina Central University Bachelor of Science Birth-Kindergarten Teacher Education program will prepare you to work professionally with children ages birth through kindergarten, whether they are developing typically or at-risk for or diagnosed with a disability. You will gain an understanding of the foundations and theories related to child development and early childhood education, and will learn how to create learning environments that foster children’s development, how to select materials and use appropriate teaching methods, how to incorporate technology into the curriculum, how to plan an anti-biased multi-cultural classroom environment, and how to involve families in their children’s education.

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Students who have a Bachelor’s degree may pursue a second degree, which will require a minimum of two semesters of full-time study. Second degree students and licensed teachers who wish to obtain additional B-K licensure will have their transcripts and work experience individually evaluated and an individual plan of study will be developed for them.

The program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the NC Department of Public Instruction.

  • Private and Public Preschool and Kindergarten Settings
  • Head Start Programs
  • Childcare Centers
  • Home-based Early Intervention Services
  • Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies
  • High Quality Early Childhood Education Programs
  • University-Based Education Programs

• In State: $8,700
• Out of State: $31,900
*Tuition & Fees are subject to change

Minimum GPA: 2.7

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Kimneshonda’ Chavis
Telephone: (919) 530-7491
Department Office: (919) 530-6477
Fax: (919) 530-7983
Email: kchavis9@nccu.edu

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