HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES

School of Health and Human Sciences

Joining the Birth through Kindergarten or Early Care and Education Program

  • Online degree completion is available to students who articulate to UNC Greensboro with an AAS degree in Early Childhood Education from a North Carolina Community College.
  • Main Campus degree completion is available to new first year students, students with an AAS degree, or students transferring from other universities or community colleges.
  • The details of the Articulation Agreement can be found here.

 

Program Principles

  • Commitment to anti-bias education
  • Commitment to and support of access, participation and supports for the inclusion of children with diverse abilities in activities and environments in which all children learn together
  • Collaboration with families of all the children we serve, building on family cultural capital and working with families as partners and experts for their children
  • Affirmation and embracement of diversity and demonstrating cultural competence and equity through leadership, advocacy, activism and individualizing practices
  • Parity within professional partnerships through collaboration, communication, equity, leadership, advocacy, and activism

 

Selected Career Options

  • Child care teacher or administrator
  • Teaching Kindergarten in public schools or NC Pre-K classrooms (with BK Licensure)
  • Early intervention programs (additional credential required)
  • Specialized education programs (additional coursework may be required)
  • Work with nonprofits of government agencies (Smart Start, Parents as Teachers)
  • Click here for more Career Options

 

Program Highlights

  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Individualized attention from faculty members from two departments
  • Student group that links you to professional associations and integrates you into the field
  • Walk out the door with all requirements for licensure in North Carolina
  • Be trained by faculty recognized at local, national, and international levels as innovative teachers and accomplished scholars

 

Programs of Study

 

Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Licensure

Early Care and Education