Licensure & Degrees

UNCW Education of Young Children, Birth through Kindergarten (B-K) Program participates in the state wide uniform articulation agreement between NC Community College (NCCC) System and University of North Caroline (UNC) System. This agreement provides students who earned an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Early Childhood Education (ECE) with an opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in ECE with or without a B-K license.

The following are important points to remember for those students who plan to attend UNCW EYC program:

  1. Students must successfully complete an AAS in ECE.
  2. Students must receive a “C” or better in each course with overall GPA of minimum 2.0 on a 4.0 scale according to the Uniform Articulation Agreement.  
  3. Students with an AAS in ECE who desire to enroll in UNCW EYC program must meet the GPA and Praxis Core admission requirements of Watson College of Education.
  4. Students could transfer minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) taken at NCCCS.
  5. Students could transfer courses in General Education (29 SHC) (English Composition, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics); and Early Childhood Competencies (31 SHC). 

Please contact EYC Program Coordinator, Dr. Hengameh Kermani at or WCE Student Advisor Ms. Allison Rankin at for any questions and advisement.

Program Sheet

Program Information

Add-on Licensure

Professional Teaching Standards