The master’s in early childhood unified* (birth through kindergarten) at the University of Kansas prepares early educators as leaders requiring that all candidates understand the complexities of today’s educational system and its diversity. The term “unified” refers to the unification of general early education and early childhood special education knowledge and skills with a single early childhood preparation/credential.
Career Outcomes in Early Childhood Unified
The early childhood unified* program prepares graduates to understand the complexities and diversity of today’s educational system and to apply the most current knowledge about early childhood education and early childhood special education. Graduates of the program will have achieved both a master's degree and have satisfied the requirements for an initial teaching license in early childhood unified (birth through kindergarten) in Kansas. 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 program is a Master of Science in Education degree in special education with an emphasis in early childhood unified.
The Department of Special Education may have federal grant dollars to support a limited number of students. To learn more about these grant funds, contact Greg Cheatham view email at email@example.com.
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