PBC in Birth through Kindergarten Initial Licensure

The online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Birth–Kindergarten (B-K) Initial Licensure provides graduate-level training for students with a bachelor's degree in early childhood or a related field seeking an initial North Carolina B-K teaching license.

  • Fully online
  • 20 credit hours
  • Synchronous classes meet at set times in the evenings
  • Complete in 3-5 semesters
  • Participate in field experiences and full-time student teaching in high-quality inclusive settings
  • Jointly administered with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies
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Prepare for positions as preschool teacher, kindergarten teacher, or early interventionist with the B-K teaching license.

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Get details on our costs, which are competitive with those of other top universities. Our goal is to provide an online education that's both exceptional and affordable.

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Please refer to the accreditation status posted on the Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning website.

Live outside NC? Currently, UNCG is authorized to offer online education in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Find out more about State Authorization, a law that regulates in which states colleges and universities can offer education. UNCG does not guarantee that programs which fulfill North Carolina licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states or territories. For further explanation, visit Professional Licensure.