Birth Through Kindergarten Teacher Education, B.S.
Admission to the HDF department is subject to space availability. If space is available, admission to the programs is granted to students who meet the minimum criteria that follow. Admission forms are available on the department website.
Completion of the following group of foundation courses with minimum grade of C:
|Human Development Across the Life Span|
|Families and Close Relationships|
One of the following:
|Infant and Child Development|
|Adolescent Development: From Puberty to Young Adulthood|
51 credit hours with a minimum overall 2.70 GPA.
Transfer students with 60 s.h. may apply for admission after completing 12 credits at UNC Greensboro with a minimum overall 2.70 GPA.
If space is limited in the Birth Through Kindergarten Teacher Education major, preference will be given to students based on the criteria that follow:
- 122 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level.
Degree Program Requirements
|General Education Core Requirements (GEC)|
|Human Development Across the Life Span †|
|Families and Close Relationships †|
|Introduction to Birth through Kindergarten Education and Programs|
|Infant and Child Development|
|Families and Children in Global Perspective|
|Birth to Kindergarten Teaching Practicum I|
|Birth to Kindergarten Teaching Practicum II|
|Leadership in Early Education|
|Assessment and Planning for Inclusive B-K Programs|
|Social Emotional Competence in Inclusive Settings|
|Infants and Toddlers: Development, Learning, and Curriculum|
|Preschool: Development, Learning, and Curriculum|
|Kindergarten: Development, Learning, and Curriculum|
|Diversity in Inclusive Early Care and Education|
|Related Area Requirements||12|
|Contemporary Topics in Mathematics †††|
|Introductory Nutrition ††|
|Home-School Partnerships for Students with Exceptional Needs|
|Social Services for Children|
|Select one option of the following:||4|
|Major Concepts of Biology|
and Major Concepts of Biology Laboratory ††
|Principles of Biology I ††|
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory ††
and Geosystems Science Laboratory ††
|Introduction to Biological Anthropology|
and Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory ††
NTR 213 Introductory Nutrition and BIO 105 Major Concepts of Biology or BIO 111 Principles of Biology I or CHE 101 Introductory Chemistry or GEO 106 Geosystems Science or ATY 253 Introduction to Biological Anthropology fulfill GEC GNS requirement.
MAT 112 Contemporary Topics in Mathematicsfulfills GEC GMT requirement.
Teacher Education Requirements
To be admitted to Teacher Education, students must achieve a 3.0 overall GPA. Students are also required to be certified in First Aid and CPR prior to student teaching.
|Supervised Student Teaching|
|Teaching Motor Skills to Preschool Children|
|Basic Health Management of Children|
|Introduction to Exceptional Children: Early Years|
|Basic Spanish for Teachers|
|Emergent Literacy and Literature|
Electives sufficient to complete 122 total credit hours required for degree.