The Graduate Certificate in Licensure Endorsement in Early Childhood Unified * (birth-K) (KS) at the University of Kansas is an on-campus graduate certificate designed for early educators, and graduates can apply for licensure endorsement in early childhood unified (birth through kindergarten) education from the state of Kansas. Graduates of the program will be able to use knowledge and skills in early childhood education to appropriately address young children's birth through kindergarten needs, including those at-risk for and with developmental delays and disabilities. The program is offered at both the Lawrence and Edwards campus.
Career Outcomes with a Licensure Endorsement in Early Childhood Unified
Students pursue the licensure endorsement in early childhood unified* (birth through kindergarten) at KU with varying career goals in mind. It prepares graduates to apply the most current knowledge about early childhood education and early childhood special education. Potential position titles after graduation could include:
- Professional development provider
- Early interventionist
- Family/parent educator
- Kindergarten teacher
- Early childhood educator
- Early childhood special educator (ECSE)
- Community-based itinerant ECSE teacher
*This academic program satisfies the requirements for the early childhood unified (birth through kindergarten) licensure endorsement in Kansas, but does not fulfill the requirements needed to complete a master's degree. If you plan to obtain a license or certification in a state other than Kansas or a US territory after completion of your program, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency before beginning the academic program to ensure you can obtain a license of certification in your home state or territory.
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