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

  • Inclusion of children with disabilities in settings with children who are typically developing
  • Collaboration with families of all the children we serve, viewing them as experts on their children
  • Affirming and embracing diversity and demonstrating cultural competence
  • Professional partnerships


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)
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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


Information for Current Students