Birth to Kindergarten Education (Grade Band)

Focus on early intervention and relationship development to give children a healthy start in education.

Research shows that experiences and development in the first three years of a child’s life lays the foundation for future capacity to learn and cultivate relationships. Students who pursue the B.A. in Birth to Kindergarten Education become experts in child development and have the ability to positively impact this important stage in children’s lives.

What will I Learn?

Candidates for certification in Birth-Kindergarten Education will be:

  • Knowledgeable in child development and identifying delays.
  • Knowledgeable and practice in early intervention strategies.
  • Capable of translating pedagogical knowledge into practice.

Degree Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA overall and in major
  • Minimum 120 credit hours
  • Completion of general education, major, and upper level credit requirements

General Program Information

Licensure Statement

The pathways in our Educator Preparation Program were designed to satisfy educational prerequisites to initial and advanced licensure in only the state of Michigan. We encourage students to contact the appropriate licensing agency in the state in which they are located or, if different, the state in which they intend to seek licensure for more information. While the Educator Preparation Program pathways may or may not fully satisfy educational prerequisites to licensure in other states, academic advisors work with students on an individual basis and are available to discuss teaching certifications and reciprocity opportunities in other states. In addition, the Education Commission of the States website provides solid information as to the expectations each state and the District of Columbia has for obtaining licensure beyond Michigan licensure. 

Contact Information

CEHHS Office for Student Success
2150 Social Science Building (SSB)
[email protected]