The bachelor's degree in unified early childhood teacher education at the University of Kansas prepares individuals to work in inclusive settings to meet the learning needs of each and every young child ages birth through 3rd grade, including those at risk for and with developmental delays or disabilities. The teacher education program combines general education courses and professional education coursework with multiple field experiences working with infants/toddlers, preschoolers, and primary aged children in diverse communities.
Career Outcomes in Unified Early Childhood Teacher Education
Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in unified early childhood education from the University of Kansas will have fulfilled the requirements for the degree as well as the requirements for an early childhood unified initial teaching license for birth through 3rd grade in Kansas. The bachelor's degree in unified early childhood education prepares students to work as teachers in the classroom, as well as with other special education-related organizations. Potential position titles after graduation include:
- Early childhood special educator
- Early childhood educator
- Early interventionist (birth to age 3)
- Elementary educator (kindergarten through 3rd grade)
- Community-based itinerant early childhood special educator
- Family/parent educator
The unified early childhood education program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Kansas. If you plan to obtain a license or certification in a state other than Kansas or a US territory after completion of your program, it is highly recommended you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency BEFORE beginning the academic program to ensure you can obtain a license of certification in your home state or territory.
The faculty are passionate about learning, and their dedication to all students is evident. This program inspires students to have an open mind, to see each child as an individual and to work to become the best educators possible.
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