Birth to Kindergarten

ECE 2205, ECE 3313, ECE 3520, ECE 3565, ECE 3570, ECE 4525 and ECE 4535

  • Click here for the ECE 2205 course description.       
  • Click here for the ECE 3313 course description.
  • Click here for the ECE 3520 course description. 
  • Click here for the ECE 3565 course description. 
  • Click here for the ECE 3570 course description.  
  • Click here for the ECE 4525 course description.
  • Click here for the ECE 4535 course description.

Birth to Kindergarten and Early Childhood teacher candidates are required to pass a national background check, which will be obtained from Bright from the Start through the Georgia department of Early Care and Learning. Once passed, a clearance [determination] letter will be issued to students allowing participation in their field experience. Visit the CEPP office in KH 3008 to begin the Bright from the Start background check process.

**If the teacher candidate has not obtained Bright from the Start clearance email, the candidate will not be allowed to report out in the field and will be required to withdraw from the course. All teacher candidates must have a Bright from the Start background check.**

Important Notice about Certification:

The state of Georgia requires that anyone participating in any course requiring a field experience, where the candidate will enter a public or charter school, must hold a Pre-Service Certification.  This requirement impacts all courses requiring field experience beyond education foundation courses (EDUC 2110, 2120 & 2130). 

Candidates admitted to the Bagwell College of Education must complete and submit to the Education Student Services office two forms in order to obtain the required Pre-Service Certification.  The Education Student Services office is located in Kennesaw Hall, Suite 3008.  Forms not submitted in a timely manner could result in incomplete field hours required for a course.

Placement Information

The Deadline to Sign-up for a Field Experience Placement for B-K courses:

  • Sign up dates will be announced by CEPP
  • After sign up, print your confirmation page.
  • You cannot pass the course without the field experience. Contact CEPP ( and copy your instructor immediately for sign up problems.
  • B-K Sign up instructions
  • ECE 2205 Placement Sites
  • ECE 3313 Placement Sites
  • ECE 3313 Field Experience Orientation
  • ECE 3520 Placement Sites
  • ECE 3565 Placement Sites
  • ECE 3570 Placement Sites
  • ECE 4525 Placement Sites
  • ECE 4535 Placement Sites