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Birth-Kindergarten Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Lumberton, NC, United States
Recent research has led to an ever-growing awareness of the importance of the early years in human development. At the national and state levels, there is an increasing emphasis on the need for quality, inclusive programs to serve infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The Birth-Kindergarten Education program is offered at University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
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Overview

Our Birth-Kindergarten Education program is designed to prepare educators to work with children with and without disabilities. The program is inclusive, interdisciplinary, and leads to one of the newest teacher licensure areas authorized in North Carolina. I would like to invite you to contact me if you have further questions or would be interested in additional information. I look forward to hearing from you. 

UNCP's Teacher Education Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  Each undergraduate and graduate teacher education program area offered by UNCP is approved by the NC State Board of Education. 

Vision 

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will challenge students to embrace difference and adapt to change, think critically, communicate effectively, and become responsible citizens. Working from a strong foundation in the liberal arts, we will increase opportunities to infuse our curriculum with interdisciplinary innovation while promoting undergraduate and graduate research as well as international opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Through required coursework and other educational experiences, the program is designed to:

  • Provide individuals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to effectively serve infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in diverse settings.
  • Provide area educators with opportunities to refine and extend their ability to effectively serve infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in diverse settings.
  • Provide preservice and inservice educators with the opportunity to earn licensure by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in Birth-Kindergarten.
  • Serve as a resource in enhancing the quality of services provided to infants, toddlers, and preschool children within the region and state.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit a UNCP application.
  • Send in your nonrefundable application fee.
  • Submit Certified/Official English-language translation of your high school transcripts/Exit Exams.
  • Request your TOEFL and/or SAT/ACT scores be sent to UNCP. (UNCP’s codes are 5534 for the TOEFL and SAT and 3138 for the ACT.)
  • Provide Proof of Financial Support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19499 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19499 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19499 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19499 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15499 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15499 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lumberton

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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