MajorEducation - Early Childhood Unified

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAED)—early childhood unified— prepares qualified teachers of young children (birth – grade 3). The program combines classroom learning and real-world teaching experience in area schools. Program graduates are eligible to apply for two licenses: elementary teaching and early child unified.

Learn how early childhood education is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the College of Applied Studies, you must first be admitted to Wichita State. In addition, you must complete your general education courses and a teacher education application to be admitted into the professional program.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Make a difference to the children of Kansas

Study how to teach and work with children from birth to Pre-K with in-depth, real-world experiences through the Early Childhood Unified program. You will learn how to teach in the five core academic content areas: English / Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies and Art.


The curriculum provides a balance of general and professional education, early childhood elementary education—and comprehensive training in assessment and observation of children in real learning environments.

Students must be admitted into the teacher education program before they can start their core courses.


A bachelor’s degree from Wichita State’s College of Applied Studies will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a positive impact in the classroom—and prepares you to pursue an advanced education degree.

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