The Early Childhood Education Articulation Agreement is a statewide academic progression agreement that will promote educational advancement opportunities for early childhood education (ECE) students matriculating from the North Carolina Community College System to the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina in order to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Birth-Kindergarten teaching licensure program or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related Early Education non-licensure program.
This articulation agreement describes a progression degree plan that includes required general education for all Birth-Kindergarten (BK) education degree plans (licensure and non-licensure) and pre-major courses that are acceptable to all state funded ECE to BK programs (licensure and non-licensure) options. Students who follow the progression degree plan will have 60 hours applied to all of the North Carolina public ECE to BK programs, both licensure and non-licensure. Early Childhood Education students following the plan are guaranteed not to take additional, and often duplicative, courses.
This agreement does not guarantee student acceptance into any bachelor program at UNC institutions. ECE students must meet applicable admissions criteria and policies designated by, and earn admission into, the UNC institution of their choice. These criteria and admissions requirements may include (but are not limited to) minimum GPA and Praxis scores and their associated timelines, as published by each university’s Bachelor’s Degree in Birth-Kindergarten and Early Education-related programs (both licensure and non-licensure options).