Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Unified (birth-k)

The 27-credit hour graduate certificate in Early Childhood Unified (ECU) - (birth through kindergarten) at the University of Kansas blends knowledge and skills in early childhood education and early childhood special education thus preparing the early childhood educator to appropriately address the learning and development of each and every child, birth through kindergarten, including those at-risk for and with developmental delays and disabilities.  Program completers who pass the KS state-required licensure exam and performance assessment are eligible for a Kansas initial license or added endorsement in Early Childhood Unified, Birth – Kindergarten.

If students wish to obtain a license or certification in a state or a US territory other than Kansas, it is recommended they seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency BEFORE beginning the academic program to ensure they can obtain a license of certification in their home state or territory. The website provides resources for licensure and certification boards outside of Kansas.