B.S. in Early Childhood Education: Birth through Kindergarten


Program Overview

The B.S. in Early Childhood Education: Birth through Kindergarten is designed to prepare candidates to instruct and work with infants, toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children. Graduates of the program will be prepared to provide instruction to very young children. Graduates will also be familiar with global perspectives on early learning and teaching. The B-K Undergraduate Degree Program addresses the needs of the whole child based on national and state standards. Teacher candidates in the program may be placed in a variety of field settings that will focus on (1) developmentally appropriate best practices, (2) current research on the development of infant, toddler and young children, (3) families and communities in a global setting, (4) English Language Learners, and (5) children with special learning needs.

Teacher candidates may take courses focusing on children ages birth though kindergarten in the following areas:

  • Prenatal Development and the Development of Infants, Toddlers and Young Children
  • Organization and Administration of Preschool Programs
  • Visual Arts, Play, Music and Creativity
  • Language and Literature
  • Families, Communities
  • Global Learning
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Lesson Planning and Assessment
  • English Language Learners

For a list of specific courses in the B-K Certification track, click here.
For a list of specific courses in the B-K Non-Certification track, click here.

Admission Requirements and Deadline

Please refer to the admissions requirements and deadlines found in Kennesaw State University’s Admissions Requirements: https://www.kennesaw.edu/admissions/undergraduate/index.php

Contact Us

For more information about the B – K program, please call 470.578.6121 or email Dr. Doug Bell, dbell22@kennesaw.edu.

For more information on undergraduate admissions, please call 770.423.6300 or email KSUAdmit@kennesaw.edu.

For more information on advisement in undergraduate education programs, please call Bagwell Advising and Student Success Center at 470.578.6105 or email BCOE_advsing@kennesaw.edu.