Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Make a difference in the lives of young learners when you earn an Early Childhood Education (ECE) degree from Kennesaw State University. The ECE: Birth through Kindergarten program prepares you to support children during their formative years by promoting positive social, emotional, and cognitive development. With a diverse curriculum that covers important topics in early childhood education, graduates will be qualified to work as preschool teachers and daycare providers.

The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education degree offers two concentrations: Traditional Certification Concentration and Non-Certification Concentration. 

Gain Hands-On Experience

At KSU, we understand the value of hands-on experience – which is why students pursuing our Early Childhood Education degree are required to gain real-world experience before program completion. During your practicums, you’ll complete a rigorous student teaching experience where you will apply your new skills inside the classroom. 

You will graduate from the ECE program with the knowledge and skills needed to teach children ages 6 weeks through 5 years of age. You will also learn how to effectively aid and instruct diverse learners, including young children with developmental delays and English Language Learners.




KSU Early Childhood Education students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

Early Childhood Education Degree Pathway
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Early Childhood Education Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Understand the Early Learning Process — An early childhood education degree from KSU will give you the skills you need to teach children ages 6 weeks through 5 years of age. You will learn about important developmental milestones children make in their early years, as well as industry best practices.

  • Hands-On Learning Experience — ECE degree graduates get the opportunity to experience unique, hands-on learning experiences. You’ll graduate from the program with the tools and skills needed to begin your career.

  • Advocate for Early Childhood Education Resources — Many educational professionals must also learn to advocate for their young students’ needs. You will have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to advocate for your young students — at the local, state and even national levels.

What can you do with an Early Childhood Education degree?

  • Prenatal Development and the Development of Infants, Toddlers and Young Children
  • Organization and Administration of Preschool Programs
  • Visual Arts, Play, Music and Creativity
  • Language and Literature
  • School Counselor
  • Global Learning
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Lesson Planning and Assessment
  • English Language Learners
  • Childhood Development Researcher

Early Childhood Education Salary and Career Information


Double Owl

Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

Double Owl Pathways

Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Kennesaw State University
Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
580 Parliament Garden Way,
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: 470-578-6121

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