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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 intern/student teaching is required, in the subject & grade of the licensure concentration, and should be fulfilled after all other course work is successfully finished. Approved placements for the internship are limited to public NC Pre K, Headstart, and Kindergarten classrooms (this does NOT include Early Headstart). 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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