Cannon-Clary College of Education

Birth-Kindergarten

The Birth to Kindergarten degree program offered at Harding University combines Early Childhood Education, Child Development, and Special Education into one program which enables graduates to gain a Birth thru Kindergarten initial teaching license in both the General and Special Education settings.

General Information
All Early Childhood/Special Education (Birth-K) majors must meet the requirements for Admission to the Teacher Education ProgramAdmission to the Supervised Teaching Semester, and the criteria below:

  • At least 45 upper-level hours and 128 total hours are required for graduation.
  • At least eight hours of textual Bible classes including BNEW 111 and 113 and BOLD 203 and 207 are also required.
  • English course sequence of 113, 201 or 202, and 211 is required.
  • ECED 410 is a prerequisite for ECED 411.
  • EDFD 311 must be taken at Harding University.
  • Students should take EDFD 202 and 203 during their freshman year but no later than the junior year.
  • Students should apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program as soon as they complete EDFD 202 and 203.
  • Students should reserve either the fall or spring semester of the senior year for the block of courses accompanying student teaching.

Suggested Program for Early Childhood/Special Education (Birth-K)

Curriculum Plan

Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4051

Mailing Address:
Harding University
College of Education
Box 12254
Searcy, AR 72149-5615