Birth Through Kindergarten Teacher Education, B.S.

Overall Requirements

  • 120 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level. 

Degree Program Requirements

University Requirements
General Education Requirements - Minerva's Academic Curriculum (MAC)

Major Requirements

Human Development Across the Life Span
Families and Close Relationships
Infant and Child Development
Introduction to Birth through Kindergarten Education and Programs
Assessment and Planning for Inclusive B-K Programs
Family Diversity
Social Emotional Competence in Inclusive Settings
Families and Children in Global Perspective
Birth to Kindergarten Teaching Practicum I
Infants and Toddlers: Development, Learning, and Curriculum
Preschool: Development, Learning, and Curriculum
Kindergarten: Development, Learning, and Curriculum
Birth to Kindergarten Teaching Practicum II
Diversity in Inclusive Early Care and Education
Leadership in Early Education

 Related Area Requirements

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
Option A
Major Concepts of Biology
and Major Concepts of Biology Laboratory
Option B
Principles of Biology I
Option C
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
Option D
Introduction to Earth Science
and Earth Science Laboratory
Our Dynamic Planet
Option E
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
and Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory

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.

Student Teaching12
Supervised Student Teaching
Student Teaching Seminar
Additional Courses15
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 120 total credit hours required for degree.  

Disciplinary Honors in Human Development and Family Studies 


  • A minimum of 12 credit hours as defined below.
  • UNC Greensboro cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better or, for transfer students, cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better from all prior institutions.
Senior Honors Project
6 credits of Honors course work in the major6
3 credits of Honors course work in the major or another area3


Receive a Certificate of Disciplinary Honors in Human Development and Family Studies; have that accomplishment, along with the title of the Senior Honors Project, noted on the official transcript; and be recognized at a banquet held at the end of the spring semester.

Honors Advisor

Contact Sudha Shreeniwas at for further information and guidance about Honors in Human Development and Family Studies. To apply: