Parent and Family Education (Licensure) (BA Traditional)
Students majoring in Parent and Family Education are eligible to apply for a Minnesota teaching license to work with parents in settings such as Early Childhood Family Education centers, which are unique to Minnesota. Students have an opportunity to blend theory and practice through a series of content courses, methods courses, field experiences, and clinical practice.
General Education Requirements
All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education 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)|
|Required Content Courses|
|COM 205||Small Group Communication||4|
|COM 403||Family Communication||4|
|FAS 400||Family Systems, Structures and Relationships||4|
|FAS 446||Methodology in Fam Life Ed||3|
|PSY 210||Child Psychology and Development||4|
|Required Education Courses|
|ED 201||Foundations of and Introduction to Education (+ 15 hours HR Activity)||3|
|ECE 321||Preschool Education||2|
|ED 330||Human Diversity and Relations||2|
|ED 336||Educational Psychology||3|
|ECE 324||Language Development and Emergent Literacy||3|
|ECE 325||Education of Infants and Toddlers||3|
|ECE 425||Young Children with Special Needs||2|
|ECE 427||Authentic Assessment and Guidance in ECE||3|
|ED 418||Adult Education and Development||4|
|ED 470||Health Education for Teachers||2|
|ED 464||Student Teaching Parent & Family Education and Capstone Seminar||4|
Each state has different requirements for professional licensure and certifications. CSP’s educator preparation programs are designed specifically to prepare students for licensure in Minnesota, but are not approved by any other state licensing boards for licensure in those states. CSP is unable to determine whether its teacher preparation programs would meet the educational requirements for licensure in other states. Students who want to work in a state other than Minnesota should contact the state licensing board in their state before enrolling in the program. Please see the contact information for teacher licensing boards here.