College of Education

Early Childhood Education/Teaching Major (Birth-Grade 3) (BA Traditional)

Students who complete this major and other state requirements are eligible to apply for a Minnesota teaching license for Birth through Grade 3 (early childhood)

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
Introduction to Psychology (4)
Foundations of Elementary Mathematics (4)
PSY 210Child Psychology and Development4
ECE 321Pre-Primary Education3
ECE 324Language Development and Emergent Literacy (+15 hours of HR Activity)3
ECE 325Education of Infants and Toddlers 3
ECE 326Building Primary Classrooms3
ECE 425Young Children with Special Needs (+15 hours of HR Activity)2
ECE 427Authentic Assessment and Guidance in ECE2
ED 201Foundations of and Introduction to Education (+15 hours of HR Activity)3
ED 330Human Diversity and Relations (+15 hours of HR Activity)2
ED 336Educational Psychology3
ED 342Teaching Literacy4
ED 344The Effective Teacher3
ED 360Content & Mthd for K-6 Mathema3
ED 371Teaching Practicum4
FAS 400Family Systems, Structures and Relationships4
ED 470Health Education for Teachers2
ED 471Student Teaching15
Total Credits63