Birth through Kindergarten Teach & Non-Teaching

The Birth-Kindergarten (B-K) program is designed to prepare professionals for the early care and education system. The successful completer of this program will earn the North Carolina B-K Teaching License and be prepared to teach children from 0-6 years old enrolled in public or private preschools and kindergartens.

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FSU’s online degree completion programs allow you to complete your upper-division (junior and senior level) courses online. To be admitted to an ODC program, you must already have completed the University College Core Curriculum (General Education Requirements) or be dual enrolled with a partnering community college. A partnering community college is a community college in which there is a signed articulation agreement between FSU and the community college.

Why Choose a Birth-Kindergarten Teaching degree?

Birth-Kindergarten Teaching gives you an opportunity to teach young children, work with diverse families, and engage in hands-on-experiences. You will be able to access most of the coursework online and will be qualified for a North Carolina Teaching License. The successful program completer may also find job opportunities in mental health agencies, developmental programs, family resource programs, and childcare resources and resources programs, and childcare resources and referral agencies.

Birth through Kindergarten Community Service

What Will You Learn?

You will graduate from this program with the ability to be a knowledgeable, caring, and reflective practitioner; you will also demonstrate an understanding of:

  • child development and learning
  • family and community relationships
  • research- based developmentally appropriate instructional strategies
  • observing, documenting, and assessing the learning of young children
  • developing meaningful curriculum
  • appropriate accommodations and strategies for diverse learners
  • instructional strategies that are responsive to all learner needs
  • ethical and professional behavior
  • integrating technology to enhance instruction
  • leading in the classroom and in the schools

What Can You Do With a B.S. Degree In Birth through Kindergarten Teaching?

  • Education Administrator
  • Preschool Director
  • Early Interventionist
  • Infant or Toddler Lead Teacher
  • Early Childhood Learning Center/ Owner & Operator
  • Daycare Consultant for state agencies
  • Professional positions with Non-Profit Organizations
  • Pursue Advanced Degrees in education or other fields
  • Youth Organizations
  • Pre K or Kindergarten Teacher in Public or Private Schools