Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education (birth to kindergarten) program leads to the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Students have two (2) options to choose from in completing this degree: A) Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) Certification Track and B) Non-Certification Track. Students who wish to be certified to teach in Kentucky's state-funded public school pre-kindergarten classrooms (serving 3 to 5 year olds with and without disabilities) or in Kentucky's early intervention system, First Steps (serving birth to 3 year olds with disabilities) should declare a pre-major or major in IECE Certification Track [see A]. Students who wish to work in community child care programs, Head Start or Early Head Start Programs, Kentucky's Quality Rating System, STARS, or home visitation programs should select the Non-Certification Track. Regardless of the Track selection, students are responsible for completion of the general education courses outlined in the catalog at the time of entrance into the university.