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Birth-Kindergarten Alternative Licensure

Description:  If you love children and want to be a vital force in shaping them during those crucial early years, WCU's Birth-Kindergarten (BK) Program is for you. Our goals include giving you the knowledge and skills needed to meet children's social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs from birth to kindergarten in a variety of settings. The Bith-Kindergarten program is offered at the undergraduate level.

Eligibility: Baccalaureate degree with a cumulative 2.75 GPA.    Complete online Eligibility/Pre-Evaluation form for program approval.  

Results: Recommendation for a Birth-Kindergarten teaching license.

Instructional Format: Online asynchronous format. Each course requires some type of field experience component. One full semester of student teaching is required, in the subject & grade of the licensure concentration, and should be fulfilled after all other course work is successfully finished. The internship is not a paid internship. However, lateral entry teachers may complete internship using their own classroom.  

Admission: Rolling admission allows students to begin Spring, Summer, or Fall semester. Application deadline for the B-K program is November 15 for Spring term, May 1  for Summer term, and June 1 for Fall term.


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