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If you have always dreamed of making a difference, pursuing a career in education may be the path for you. WSSU's Birth-Kindergarten Education program offers you the choice of three concentrations:

  • Birth through Kindergarten Education Teacher Licensure Concentration
  • Birth through Kindergarten Business Optional Concentration
  • Early Intervention and Preschool Concentration

Graduates leave the program armed with the knowledge, skills, and disposition to work with typical and atypical children, ages birth through five years. The Birth-Kindergarten Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the NC State Board of Education.



Best Online Early Childhood Education

45,000 Hours of Community Service

The Educator Preparation programs of CASBE are recognized by the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and are therefore represented in the NC interstate agreement with the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC).  The agreement facilitates the mobility of educators among the states and other jurisdictions that are members of NASDTEC and have signed the Agreement.  An individual who completes an approved Educator Preparation program at WSSU is eligible to earn a certificate or license in another state or jurisdiction including all 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Ontario and the Department of Defense.  While each state/entity may affirm the credentials earned by a WSSU program completer in Educator Preparation, the educator may have  to complete additional requirements, such as coursework, assessments, or classroom experience, before receiving a full professional certificate in the new state.

This recognition applies to our undergraduate and graduate teacher licensure programs in Birth through Kindergarten, Elementary Education, Special Education, Middle Grades Education, Music Education, Secondary English Education, Secondary Math Education, and Health and Physical Education.


Go ahead... take the next step. Ignite your passion, discover your strength, and prepare to make a difference in the world. There is no ceiling to what you can do at WSSU. #BeTheNext

I love how important our motto "Enter to Learn. Depart to Serve" is on campus. There are so many opportunities to be able to give back and serve the community.

Olivia Stinson '15