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Early Childhood Education

Is early childhood education right for you?
Early childhood educators typically work with children from birth through grade three and must possess the skills necessary to explain reading, writing, science, and other subjects in ways young children can understand. You may work in public and private schools, child-care centers, and charitable organizations.

Learn with Minot State
Studying early childhood education at Minot State gives you the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to impact young lives and shape the next generation. You’ll benefit from small class sizes that allow you to form quality learning relationships with your professors and classmates while applying your newly acquired skills and knowledge to your work in Minot State’s Preschool Center. Our college is internationally known for producing quality professionals and pre-professionals in education, human service, and health sciences. 

Our early childhood education major blends theory with practical application. You learn a holistic approach to child development—birth to age eight – through the following coursework:
  • General education requirements: Prepares you to apply to the Teacher Education Program and take Praxis tests
  • Core classes (selected): Infant/toddler development, early childhood education, emergent reading, math and the young child, arts integration, observation and assessment, leadership and supervision
  • Professional education sequence: Early childhood education teaching methods and activities, technology in teaching, managing the learning environment, teaching diverse learners

Contact Us:       askmsu@minotstateu.edu       1-800-777-0750 ext. 3350

Be inspired . . . earn our early childhood education degree

Student teaching
Early childhood education majors are required to complete student teaching. As a student teacher you will be responsible, as much as is appropriate, for the cooperating teacher’s classroom.
Get involved
To enhance your classroom learning, you can belong to Students of North Dakota United (SNDU). 
Experienced faculty
Our well-qualified instructors are sought after for their scholarly expertise and contributions to the community. We provide the academic training and field experience you’ll need for a career as an early childhood educator.
Employment outlook
The increased value placed on early childhood education and the growing population of children aged three to five means employment of early childhood educators is growing faster than average. Those with bachelor’s degrees have the best job prospects.
Accreditation
Minot State University is in the process of applying for accreditation via the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) and expects approval in early 2019. Teacher education programs are currently accredited by NCATE. Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.