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Birth-Kindergarten Education


Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


The Birth-Kindergarten (B-K) program is offered only through our Professional Studies program. Students may major in Birth-Kindergarten, complete the licensure-only program, or add it to an existing teacher license. During the final semester of the program, candidates are placed in a student-teaching setting full time and, upon successful completion of the program, are eligible for licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. For individuals with existing licensure or who meet the requirements of lateral-entry or residency licensure, student teaching will be waived.

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B-K with Teacher Certification Transfer Program

Barton College welcomes qualified students transferring from the North Carolina Community College System in the Early Childhood Associate of Applied Science Degree to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Birth to Kindergarten with Teacher Certification (B-K) at Barton College. Credit for classes in the Early Childhood Program at the community college will transfer to Barton as detailed in the program of study and in the Course Equivalency Guide.

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Transferability for Courses Completed at the Community College

Students who complete an AAS Degree in Early Childhood or Early Childhood students who do not complete a degree or the core curriculum approved under the Statewide Articulation Agreement must, upon enrolling at Barton, satisfy all of Barton’s general college requirements and education requirements. The courses offered in the North Carolina Community College System listed in the Course Equivalency Guide will transfer in fulfillment of Barton’s general college requirements and education requirements, as indicated, if the grade earned is C or better.

The maximum number of hours accepted from a two-year college is 64 semester hours. Students meeting the requirements of the Birth to Kindergarten Transfer Program of Study will transfer to Barton with 64 semester hours of credit and junior status provided the student has a GPA of at least 2.5.

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The 2023-2024 tuition rate for this program is $318 per semester hour. Preferred pricing available to Wilson County employees in the Residency Licensure program.

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School of Education

The Barton College Teacher Education faculty members are highly qualified professionals who have experience teaching in public schools. Students are placed into the field early and have strong support from the community of public school partners, college faculty, and learners in the Teacher Education Program.

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