Bachelor of Science in Education - Early Childhood Unified

Interested in working with young children and families? If so, the Bachelor of Science in Education: Early Childhood Unified may be the program for you. You can earn your bachelor’s degree from home. The ECU licensure program can be used for entry into a wide variety of occupations serving children and families from zero to 8 years of age. This is an ideal program of study for students who wish to prepare for careers in early childhood programs as a teacher, administrator and coordinator, including but not limited to: district sponsored early childhood/early childhood special education pre-kindergarten programs, kindergarten through third grade teacher in public or private school, Early Head Start, Head Start, First Start, Even Start, infant/toddler programs, Parents as Teachers, directorship/teacher of franchised daycare and preschool programs, directorship/teacher of privately owned preschools/daycare/Infant & toddler programs, early intervention special education services, military-related child care centers, etc. The degree is structured to provide a seamless acquisition of academic requirements for various career levels. With the courses online, students are allowed the opportunity to work, raise a family, etc. while obtaining their degree.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Coursework 55 hours
Professional Studies 9 hours
Major Courses (non-restricted) 12 hours
Major Courses (restricted to program admits) 37 hours
Student Teaching 14 hours

Detailed Degree Requirements

Contact Information

Erica Fisher
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 238
Hays, KS  67601-4099
Phone: (785) 628-4204

Amanda Deneault
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 237
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Phone: (785) 628-4204
Web: Department Homepage


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