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Early Childhood (non-teacher licensure)

Offered: Online

Is a degree in early childhood right for you?
Early childhood educators typically work with children from birth to age 8 and must possess the skills necessary in using developmentally appropriate practices, emergent curriculum, and assessment. This degree readies you for work with children in preschools, Head Start classrooms, daycare centers, hospitals, and other early learning programs. The degree also prepares you for leadership positions, including early childhood administrators, supervisors, curriculum specialists, and education coordinators in ECE programs.

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. As an early childhood education major, you'll benefit from small class sizes that allow you to form quality learning relationships with your professors and classmates. You will earn your degree online, making it possible for you to attend class regardless of where you live, work, or travel.

Our early childhood education major blends theory with practical application. You learn a holistic approach to child development - birth to age 8 - through the following coursework:

  • General education requirements: Prepares you for a four-year degree.
  • Core classes (selected): Infant/toddler development, early childhood education, language and literacy, arts integration, observation and assessment, leadership and supervision, pre-K methods, and children's literature.
  • Professional education sequence: Early learning teaching methods and activities, technology in teaching, managing the learning environment, and teaching diverse learners.

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Be inspired . . . earn our early childhood degree

Employment outlook
The increased value placed on early childhood education and the growing population of children from birth to age 8, means employment of early childhood educators is growing faster than average. Those with bachelor's degrees have the best job prospects.
Class size
As an early childhood education major, you'll benefit from small class sizes that allow you to form quality learning relationships with your professors and classmates. 
Teacher Education and Kinesiology Department
Our well-qualified graduates are sought after for their scholarly expertise and their contributions to the community. We provide the academic training and field experience you’ll need for a career as an early childhood educator.
Non-licensure statement
The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education alone does not meet state teacher licensure or certification requirements.

Accreditation
Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.