HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES

School of Health and Human Sciences

The Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Licensure Program at UNC Greensboro prepares students for a variety of careers, including teaching in public Kindergarten and NC pre-K classrooms.

 

Main Campus Program at a Glance:

  • 120 semester hours are required for graduation, including at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level
  • Main Campus students can start the program in their First Year. For students wishing to transfer from a North Carolina community college, the details of the Articulation Agreement (PDF) can be found here.
  • Required field placements in an inclusive early childhood setting/classroom offer applied experience
  • Many graduates pursue graduate degrees in HDFS or related fields
  • General questions about the Main Campus Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Licensure Program should be addressed Dr. Karen La Paro (kmlaparo@uncg.edu) or Dr. Harriette Bailey (hnbailey@uncg.edu)

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Online Program at a Glance:

  • Students must transfer to UNC Greensboro with successful completion of an AAS degree from a North Carolina community college.  The details of the Articulation Agreement (PDF) can be found here.
  • Admission into this program is for Fall and Spring semesters only.  Application deadlines are July 15 (for Fall semester admissions) and December 1 (for Spring semester admissions). Students must accept their admissions offers by July 21 (for Fall semester admissions) and December 21 (for Spring semester admissions).
  • 120 semester hours are required for graduation, including at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level
  • Online courses are either asynchronous (with no set meeting time) or synchronous (conducted live via computer webcam)
  • Required field placements in an inclusive early childhood setting/classroom offer applied experience
  • Many graduates pursue graduate degrees in HDFS or related fields
  • Students transferring to UNC Greensboro with their AAS degrees are 2+ students. Remember this when filling out forms. See here for additional information about the 2+ program.
  • Bachelor Degree Plans (DOCX) for Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Licensure
  • Given the nature of the program, it is required that all students have regular access to a computer with internet access, a webcam, and a computer microphone and headset. A full list of Technical Requirements (PDF) is available here.
  • General questions about the Online Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Licensure Program should be addressed Kathryn Aldridge (kcaldrid@uncg.edu)

 

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Notice:

The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice.

As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the HDFS Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Licensure (PDF) program. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. You should contact the program’s support staff at (Karen M. La Paro, kmlaparo@uncg.edu, Hatice Ghulimani, hadogan@uncg.edu, or Kathryn Aldridge, kcaldrid@uncg.edu) with any questions regarding this data.

 

See here for the Program Overview.