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Early Childhood Education

Degree programs

Urban Early Childhood Education BS for Birth-Grade 3 Licensure

Gain a Minnesota Teaching License in the Early Childhood Education (Birth–Gr 3) and make a difference in the lives of urban children by setting a strong education foundation that will last a lifetime. Learn more…

About Transfer Pathways

Transfer Pathways can help you earn a bachelor’s degree without losing credits or taking extra courses. Transfer Pathways are designed for you to complete a 60 credit associate’s degree at a Minnesota State college, then transfer to Metropolitan State University and complete the final 60 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Working closely with your academic advisor at both the community college and Metro State will ensure you select the correct courses in the right sequence in order to graduate in a timely manner.

About Metro State

  • Is a fully accredited, comprehensive university, a member of the Minnesota State higher education system, and offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 60 programs.
  • Is unique as over 87% of our students are transfer students who started their academic journey elsewhere.
  • Offers evening, online and hybrid course options, as well as day classes to better fit working and caregiving adult schedules.

Once admitted, contact your Metro State academic advisor early in your program to get the most out of your education, such as completing two majors, adding a minor related to your career goals, or incorporating prerequisites required for graduate school.

Nearing completion of your associate’s degree?

We encourage you to take the next steps today in learning more about what Metropolitan State can offer you and how to enroll, Learn more or visit campus.

Metro State Curriculum

Courses and requirements in addition to eligibility criteria some programs have are found on each program’s page. A grade of C- or higher is required for major courses, including transfer coursework.

A sample plan is provided below for the remaining 60 credits of coursework required at Metro State after completion of the corresponding Transfer Pathway degree. Use your Degree Audit to review and confirm your remaining requirements at Metro State. Part-time options are also available.

Graduation/Degree requirements, course list for General Education, Upper Division Liberal Studies (LS), and Racial Issue Graduation Requirements (RIGR) are available to view on the Academic and graduation requirements page.

Notes: Recommend to select MnTC courses to satisfy two goal areas if needed

Upper Division Liberal Studies (LS) = 8 upper-division credits required

Racial Issue Graduation Requirement (RIGR)= 3 credits required

Early Childhood Education full-time sample plan

Semester 1: 15 credits

Course No. Course Name Credits
Gen Eds 2 courses that meet 3 remaining MnTC Goal Areas 8
ETHS 3XX Any 300-level Ethnic Studies course that meets Liberal Studies & RIGR 4
EDU 001 Orientation to Urban Education 0
EDU 203 Multicultural Education (*meets Goal Area 7) 3

Semester 2: 14 credits

Course No. Course Name Credits
EDU 321 Urban Infant-Toddler Curriculum & Practicum 4
EDU 323 Urban Pre-K and Kindergarten Curriculum and Practicum 4
EDU 383 Info Tech for K12 2
PSYC 417 Language and Communication Development in ECE 4

Semester 3: 13 credits

Course No. Course Name Credits
EDU 330 Teaching Children's Literature in Urban Grades K-6 3
EDU 333 Assessment of Learning in Urban Grades K-6 3
EDU 481 Urban Grades 1-6 Curriculum and Practicum 4
EDU 483 Foundations of Teaching Reading in Urban Grades K-6 3

Semester 4: 11 credits

Course No. Course Name Credits
EDU 486 Teaching Math and Science in Urban Grades 1-3 4
EDU 487 Methods of Teaching Reading in Urban Grades K-6 3
EDU 450 Advanced Urban Teaching Practicum & Seminar 0
LAED 440 Methods of Teaching Language Arts in Urban Grades K-6 3
EDU 384 Teaching & Assessing Children with Disabilities Supplement 1

Semester 5: 7 credits

Course No. Course Name Credits
EDU 475,485, 490 Student Teaching Birth-Grade 3
(15 weeks, full-time, includes 2 placements in either Infant-Toddler, PreK-K, or Grades 1-3)

Total Metro Credits = 60

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