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Early Childhood

Is a degree in early childhood right for you?
Early childhood professionals 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 child-care centers and charitable organizations.

Learn with Minot State
Studying early childhood at Minot State gives you the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to impact young lives and shape the next generation. You’ll 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 early childhood major blends theory with practical application. You learn a holistic approach to child development—birth to age eight – through general education coursework and core classes such as infant/toddler development, emergent reading, math and the young child, arts integration, observation and assessment, leadership and supervision

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Employment outlook
The growing population of children aged three to five means employment for early childhood majors is increasing. Those with bachelor’s degrees have the best job prospects.
Class size
Minot State’s small classroom sizes allow you to experience valuable one-on-one interaction with professors and participate in practical collaboration with your classmates.
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 in early childhood.              
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Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.