Child and Family Development B.S. Concentration in Birth Through Kindergarten (Certification Track)

*The program will officially begin fall semester 2020, pending Georgia Professional Standards Commission approval.  Students will be accepted for admission beginning fall semester 2020.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

During the admission process, students interested in obtaining an initial teacher certification in the area of Birth Through Kindergarten must first declare a major in Child and Family Development with a concentration in Birth-Kindergarten Teacher Education (Non-Certification). At the completion of all course work through Area F in the program of study, students would then apply to the Teacher Education Program (see requirements for admission into the Teacher Education Program). If accepted to the Teacher Education Program, the student would continue coursework and clinical experiences within the Birth-Kindergarten Teacher Education (Certification Track). If students are not accepted into the Teacher Education Program or, if after admission, students do not maintain qualifications to remain in the Teacher Education Program (see requirements to remain in Teacher Education Program), students will complete the remainder of the program requirements for the Birth Through Kindergarten Non-Certification track. 

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A-E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F Courses Appropriate to Major18
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Health, Safety, and Wellness in Early Childhood
Child Development
Pre-Professional Block
PPB Practicum
Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts
Exploring Learning and Teaching
Major Requirements60
International Approaches of Early Care & Learning
Social Studies and Social/Emotional Competence in Early Childhood Programs
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics in Early Childhood Programs
Art, Music & Motor Development in BK Programs
Guiding Children’s Behavior and Practicum
Infant & Toddler Methods and Practicum
Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten Methods and Practicum
Organization and Administration of Early Childhood Programs
Assessment of Children in Early Childhood Programs
Year-Long Clinical Pt. 1 and seminar
Year-Long Clinical Pt. 2 and seminar
Young Children with Special Needs
Families, Schools, and Community Partnerships
Early Language and Literacy Development
Infants, Toddlers with Disabilities Methods
PreK and Kindergarteners with Disabilities Methods
Total Credit Hours124

Other Program Requirements

  • Students must earn a "B" or higher in Young Children with Special Needs (CHFD   3234)