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Virtual College

Hammond Hall 201
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: 785-628-4291
Toll Free: 800-628-FHSU
Fax: 785-628-4037 

Bachelor of Science in Education - Early Childhood Unified

* Not authorized in Kentucky

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. Internship and student teaching provide real world clinical experience that will develop the professional necessary for a successful teaching career.

Program Requirements Overview

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