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EECE

Elementary and Early Childhood Education

B.S.Ed. in Birth through Kindergarten (Montessori)

Program Description

The Birth through Kinder Montessori Teacher Education Program is designed to prepare candidates to earn a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education as well as Certification as Birth through Kinder Teachers by the GA Professional Standards Commission.

Program Overview

Graduates are also qualified to receive two International Certifications by the Pan American Montessori Society: 1) as Infant/Toddler Birth through Three Year (B-3) Montessori Teachers and 2) as Early Childhood Three through Five Year (3-5) Montessori Teachers.

If you're ready to be a part of one of the best Colleges of Education programs in the state of Georgia, come and explore all we can offer you. Our programs are some of the best in the nation and we're a leading producer of teachers in Georgia. We are uniquely positioned to provide you with an opportunity to study all aspects of becoming a teacher. Whether you're interested in the issues and problems facing consumers, families, schools or communities, you'll benefit from the expertise of our faculty. As a graduate of one of our programs, you'll be prepared to tackle problems and take action on the complex issues facing our world today.

The Birth through Kinder Montessori Teacher Education Program prepares candidates to become Early Childhood Professionals who can work effectively with Infants and Toddlers and with Children from three to five years of age in various settings. Candidates become competent to respond to the needs of the whole child. Candidates learn to be successful in serving children from diverse cultures, who may or may not have special needs, and who are fluent in English or are English Language Learners. Candidates learn to respond to each child’s individual needs with developmentally appropriate instruction with Montessori materials within the Montessori Prepared Learning Environment that they have so carefully prepared for them.

Through extensive fieldwork, candidates become competent to expertly provide young children with developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that make it possible for them to achieve their highest potential. The Montessori Concentration offers candidates the opportunity to develop new insights into the true nature of the stages of childhood growth and development during the early years of life. Candidates understand the research based, conceptual framework that serves as the foundation for the implementation of the proven, scientific Montessori System of Education.

Through practice, candidates acquire skills in presenting the many developmentally appropriate Montessori materials and activities which address each child’s needs for physical, sensorial and language development at every level from birth through five years of age. They also learn to present Mathematics, Zoology, Biology, Geography, Social Science, Music and the Arts in ways that are most effective with children from 3 to 5 years of age.

This program is designed to meet or exceed the standards set by five national and international professional accrediting organizations. Graduates are eagerly sought to fill positions in public and private Early Care and Learning Centers, Bright From the Start (BFTS) Early Childhood Programs and by Public School Kindergarten Programs.

How do I Apply 
  1. Submit an application to Kennesaw State University online at GACollege411.org. This requires completing the application and submitting with a $40 application fee payable by debit or credit card.
  2. Submit your official SAT or ACT scores sent directly from the testing agency, either Collegeboard or ACT.org.
  3. Submit your official high school transcript. If your school allows you to send them electronically through GACollege411.org, then please use that process. Otherwise, a transcript can be mailed from your high school. Send a current transcript at the time you apply, and be sure to request to have a final transcript to be sent once you have graduated.
  4. Follow the status of your application through the application status check. Please keep in mind that documents can take up to six weeks to be processed. If you see that the admission decision states you must take the COMPASS Exam, sign up through Owl Express, and an admission decision will be made based on the results on the exam.
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If you're ready to be a part of one of the best Colleges of Education programs in the state of Georgia, come and explore all we can offer

Contact Us

For more information email Dr. Feland L. Meadows -- fmeadows@kennesaw.edu