This Human Development and Family Science - Early Childhood Education program at Kansas State University is for students who wish to work in birth through kindergarten education programs in administrative or teaching positions, including work with parents and community resources as well as with young children.
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The online bachelor's degree program in Early Childhood Education is designed by Kansas State University for students who wish to work in early education programs in administrative or teaching positions, or work with parents and community agencies, as well as with young children, from birth through kindergarten. 

The Kansas State Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education has approved K-State's early childhood education preservice program.

Students completing the early childhood education program in the School of Family Studies and Human Services are eligible for licensure by the Kansas State Department of Education in early childhood unified, birth through kindergarten. Program degree requirements are subject to change to meet licensure requirements. 

To complete the ECE program, students must have full admission into the teacher education program.

The early childhood unified, birth through kindergarten, license combines early childhood education and early childhood special education content knowledge and pedagogy in one blended preservice teacher education program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Early Childhood 
  • Pre-Professional Experiences in Early Childhood Unified 
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education 
  • Interaction Techniques with Young Children 
  • Exceptional Development in Early Childhood 
  • Language Development
  • Teaching & Learning in Early Childhood Education
  • Developmental Curriculum in Early Childhood Education 
  • Reflective Practice: Infants and Toddlers 
  • Reflective Practice: Preschoolers and Kindergartners 
  • Early Childhood Practicum I: Infants and Toddlers 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • High school curriculum from an accredited secondary school.
  • Before participating in practicum courses involving contact with children, students must undergo a physical examination, including a tuberculosis test, at their own expense. Students must not have any physical or mental conditions that would interfere with the health, safety, or welfare of children.
  • Students with questionable histories, as determined by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, will be dropped from the early childhood education program.

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    436 USD/credit
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  • National

    436 USD/credit
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  • In-State

    436 USD/credit
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