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Birth to Eight Endorsement Program

Birth to Eight Endorsement Program:

Admission Criteria

The early childhood birth to eight endorsement is available to  undergraduate students enrolled in the Elementary Education program or  post-graduate students with a BA in Elementary Education.

Please note: This program is not for those who completed a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences/Child Development Option. Those students should apply to the the Early Childhood Birth to Five program for more information.

Endorsement Requirements

B-8 students must complete a six hour internship in a pre-K setting along with required course work. In addition, undergraduate students must complete the 15 hour residency/student teaching in a primary grade (K-3) setting.

Application Process

The candidate must submit the application for enrollment in the endorsement program when taking the first required course for endorsement (usually EDEC 1020 Introduction to Early Childhood Education or FCSC 2121 Child Development for undergraduates). Learn more about Undergraduate Program Requirements.

The candidate must send a $40.00 application fee with application and official transcripts. After submitting your application you will receive formal notification of program admittance. Questions should be directed to the Elementary Education Program 307-766-3130 or the Teacher Preparation and Advising Office 307-766-2230. Learn more about Post-Graduate Program Requirements.

Early Care and Education Center

Elementary education majors in this program take advantage of the facilities at the Early Care and Education Center to support child exploration, discovery and learning. Learn more.

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