PBC in Birth-Kindergarten Initial Licensure

Program Overview

The online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Birth–Kindergarten (BK) 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 BK teaching license. 

  • 100% online
  • 20 semester hours
  • Delivered in a synchronous (set class times) virtual classroom format

Students in this program participate in real-time field experiences and student teaching in inclusive early childhood settings. Experienced and committed faculty teach, advise, and mentor students in this innovative interdisciplinary program.


College is an investment in your future, but our goal is to give you an outstanding education at a reasonable cost. A quality education doesn’t have to come with sticker stock. You'll find our costs to be competitive with those of other top-tier universities.

Estimated Tuition & Fees (2020-21)

Residency Status

Per credit hour Est. program cost


This rate applies if you receive online education in NC and you’re a legal resident of NC.

$300 $5,999

Outside NC

This rate applies if you receive online education in a state other than NC.

$556 $11,116


This rate applies if you receive online education in NC and you’re a legal resident of a state other than NC.

$973 $19,448

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Ready for a closer look at the online PBC in Birth–Kindergarten (BK) Initial Licensure? Download our Online Student Guide with all the details on cost, admission requirements, and how to apply.

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Live outside North Carolina?

Currently, UNC Greensboro 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.
UNC Greensboro 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.

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