College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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 Early Childhood Education (Birth through Grade 3).

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 30 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 (3)
Foundations of Elementary Mathematics (4)
ECE 321Preschool Education2
ECE 323Kindergarten Education2
ECE 324Language Development and Emergent Literacy 3
ECE 325Education of Infants and Toddlers 3
ECE 326Building Primary Classrooms3
ECE 425Young Children with Special Needs2
ECE 427Authentic Assessment and Guidance in ECE3
ED 201Foundations of and Introduction to Education3
ED 330Human Diversity and Relations2
ED 336Educational Psychology3
ED 342Teaching Literacy4
ED 344The Effective Teacher3
ED 371Teaching Practicum4
ED 360Content & Mthd for K-6 Mathema4
ED 470Health Education for Teachers2
ED 471Student Teaching15
Total Credits58

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