Cannon-Clary College of Education


The Birth to Kindergarten degree program offered at Harding University combines Early Childhood Education, Child Development, and Special Education into one program which prepares 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 Program, Admission 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

College of Education

Teacher Preparation Office


Fax: 501-279-4051

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