Birth-Kindergarten Education - Extended Campus ProgramsBirth-Kindergarten Education - Extended Campus Programs

Birth-Kindergarten Education - Extended Campus Programs

The Bachelor's Degree in Birth-Kindergarten Education can be earned over the course of two years of full-time evening study (four semesters plus one summer session). Classes take place twice a week.

For students who have already obtained BOTH an AAS in Early Childhood and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, a B-K Add-On can be obtained in one semester consisting of 18 hours of coursework.

This program is fully accredited by The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).

Below is an example of a two-year course of study:

First Year

First Semester Second Semester
EDU 322 Foundations of American Education (3) EDU 329 Teacher as Researcher (3)
IDS 400 Humanities: a Holistic Approach (3) SCI 311 Applied Science (3)
SCI 241 Math and Science Concepts(3) BIO 121 Introduction to Ecology (3)
EDU 381 Computers/Media App (3) LIT 220 British Literature: Major Authors (3)


EDU 325 Reflective Teaching/Class(3)
EDU 321 Educational Psychology (3)

Second Year

First Semester Second Semester
EDU 411 Emergent Math Methods (3) EDU 491B Directed Teaching/Seminar (12)
EDU 473 B-K Field Experience/Seminar (3) EDU 499B Senior Research Seminar (3)
IDS 420 Social Sciences: An Integrated Approach(3)
ART 351 Art and Life (3)
See full degree requirements in the College Catalog

Career Opportunities

Graduates are prepared to be licensed to teach in the NC Public Schools. Other job opportunities include teaching in public or private pre-K classrooms, teaching in a child care center or providing childcare resource and referral services.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Job Outlook (, employment of preschool teachers is expected to grow by 19 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Continued emphasis on early childhood education is increasing the demand for preschool teachers. Some States are instituting programs to improve early childhood education, such as offering full day and universal preschool. These programs, along with projected higher enrollment growth for preschool age children, will create new jobs for preschool teachers.


Dr. Robin Buchanan
Assistant Professor of Education /Director of Teacher Licensure
B.A., Meredith College | M.A., Appalachian State University | Ed.S., Ed.D., Western Carolina University

Dr. Susan Gilbert
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Illinois State University | M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts | Ed.D., Appalachian State University

Dr. Lynn Swann
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | M.A., Ed.D., Appalachian State University

Judy Stevens, MAEd

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