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.
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)|
|ECE 321||Preschool Education||2|
|ECE 323||Kindergarten Education||2|
|ECE 324||Language Development and Emergent Literacy||3|
|ECE 325||Education of Infants and Toddlers||3|
|ECE 326||Building Primary Classrooms||3|
|ECE 425||Young Children with Special Needs||2|
|ECE 427||Authentic Assessment and Guidance in ECE||3|
|ED 201||Foundations of and Introduction to Education||3|
|ED 330||Human Diversity and Relations||2|
|ED 336||Educational Psychology||3|
|ED 342||Teaching Literacy||4|
|ED 344||The Effective Teacher||3|
|ED 371||Teaching Practicum||4|
|ED 360||Content & Mthd for K-6 Mathema||4|
|ED 470||Health Education for Teachers||2|
|ED 471||Student Teaching||15|
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.