Careers in Birth-Kindergarten
Bachelor of Science Degree in
Birth-Kindergarten Education

The Birth-Kindergarten major is designed to provide students with a strong background and experience working with young children, with and without disabilities, ages birth through five years and their families. Program goals include meeting children's social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs from birth to kindergarten in a variety of settings. These sites include preschool and infant centers, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten public school classrooms, child care, home-based early intervention and other programs for special needs children.

BK Professionals are prepared to:
  • Teach in inclusive infant, toddler, preschool, pre-K, more-at-four, kindergarten, child care, early intervention, and nanny settings.
  • Administer preschool and family agency programs that have a child development and family relations focus.
  • Become local, regional, or state consultants, parent educators, program coordinators, supervisors, and staff development trainers.
  • Design multimedia for child and family programs.
  • Develop research and evaluation projects.
  • Direct community leadership in child and family programs.
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