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Early Childhood Unified (Birth-K)

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Unified

The graduate certificate in early childhood unified* (birth through kindergarten) at the University of Kansas blends knowledge and skills in early childhood education and early childhood special education thus preparing the early educator to appropriately address all youg children's birth through kindergarten needs including those at-risk for and with developmental delays and disabilities.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Licensure-focused Outcome - Graduates can apply for licensure endorsement in early childhood unified (birth through kindergarten) education from the state of Kansas.
  • Program Reputation - KU’s early childhood unified licensure endorsement program option is offered through the Department of Special Education, offering a top-ranked program according to U.S. News & World Report. 
  • Nationally-accredited Program - The KU School of Education is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.

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*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. The program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Kansas. 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 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. Resources for licensure and certification boards outside of Kansas can be found here.

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