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Unified Early Childhood Teacher Education Program at KU

The bachelor's degree in Unified Early Childhood teacher education at the University of Kansas School of Education prepares individuals to work in inclusive settings to meet the learning needs of all young children (birth - age three), including those with disabilities. 

Benefits of the program include:

  • Program Reputation - KU’s bachelor's degree in Unified Early Childhood is offered through the KU School of Education, which recently ranked 8th in the nation was according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools. 
  • World Renowned Faculty - Students in the program study with faculty from a #1 ranked public program in special education, according to U.S. News & World Report. 
  • Field Experiences, Early & Often - The unified early childhood teacher education program combines professional education coursework with multiple field experiences working with infants/toddlers, pre-schoolers, and primary aged children.
  • Dual Programming - Coursework fulfills the requirements for a Bachelor's degree as well as initial teaching licensure in Kansas. It's a two-for-one program at KU!
  • Student Organizations & Networking - Students can actively participate in the Kansas National Education Association (KNEA), a unique, student-led organization dedicated to teacher quality, community outreach, and political action.
  • Nationally-accredited Program - The KU School of Education is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.

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