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Students will be prepared to teach in, administer, and direct early learning environments from ages birth to five. The program integrates a core set of pedagogy courses, clinical experiences, and practical applications of child development and early learning.
As a student in the Birth to Kindergarten program at GWU, you will learn about the development stages children experience from birth through age five. By studying the learning characteristics of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, you will acquire useful techniques and strategies to measure cognitive, social, emotional and communication development. Students may choose a licensure or non-licensure track. The 120-credit-hour program will be offered in an online format.
In addition to the University’s required general education and prerequisites, the Bachelor of Science in Birth-Kindergarten Education through the Online Undergraduate Program requires 43 hours in the major, along with 30 required minor hours. Candidates must complete at least 50% of the major at Gardner-Webb University.
The Online Undergraduate Program will follow a similar course plan to the traditional undergraduate plan. Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.
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