Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Academic Divisions > College of Education and Technology > Department of Teacher Education > Early Childhood Unified
This is an ideal program of study for candidates who wish to prepare
for careers in early childhood programs as a teacher, administrator, or
coordinator. The ECU licensure program can be used for entry into a
wide variety of occupations serving children and families from birth to age 8 (third grade). A bachelor of science in ECU will qualify candidates to seek licensure in Early Childhood Unified. The "unified" portion of this degree includes Special Education coursework. According to the Kansas Department of Education: Teachers with an early childhood unified endorsement can teach regular and special education at the birth to third grade level. The ECU program is an online program, with some courses also offered on campus.
The program provides both internship and student teaching experiences in diverse environments. Candidates have multiple opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills with measurable outcomes and feedback from university faculty. Plans are currently underway to develop a lab school for ECU majors inside the on-campus preschool, Tiger Tots Nutury Center. Read more about it here.
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