Transfer Pathway

Early Childhood Education

Degree programs

Urban Early Childhood Education BS for Birth-Grade 3 Licensure

About Transfer Pathways

Transfer Pathways are designed so you can complete a specific associate degree at a Minnesota State college and transfer to a Minnesota State university to earn a bachelor’s degree without losing credits or taking extra courses. Transfer Pathways can be a great resource for saving time and money as you work toward graduation.

If you complete a Transfer Pathway degree program at a Minnesota State college and are admitted to Metropolitan State, you will be guaranteed junior status and given assurance that all 60 college credits will count toward the related bachelor’s degree.

Curriculum

After you finish a curriculum of lower-division credits (and become an admitted Metro student), you’ll complete your four-year degree with upper-division credits from Metropolitan State University. Degree requirements—and any eligibility criteria some programs have in addition to university admissions—are found on each program’s page.

After you finish a curriculum of lower-division credits (and become an admitted Metro student), you’ll complete your four-year degree with upper-division credits from Metropolitan State University. Degree requirements—and any eligibility criteria some programs have in addition to university admissions—are found on each program’s page.

Semester 1: 17 credits

  • EDU 203: Multicultural Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 321: Urban Infant-Toddler Curriculum & Practicum (4 credits)
  • PSYC 417: Language and Communication Development in ECE (4 credits)
  • ETHS XXX: UTP Approved Ethnic Studies Course (4 credits)
  • EDU 383: Information Technology in K-12 Education (2 credits)

Semester 2: 16 credits

  • EDU 323: Urban Pre-K-K Curriculum & Practicum (4 credits)
  • EDU 311: Urban Teaching Practicum & Seminar (0 credits)
  • EDU 481: Urban Primary Grades 1-6 Curriculum & Practicum (4 credits)
  • EDU 325: Emergent Literacy in ECE (2 credits)
  • EDU 330: Teaching Children’s Literature for Urban Grades K-6 (3 credits)
  • EDU 483: Foundations of Teaching Reading in Urban Grades K-6 (3 credits)

Semester 3: 12 credits

  • EDU 487: Methods of Teaching Reading in Urban Grades K-6 (3 credits)
  • EDU 450: Advanced Urban Teaching Practicum & Seminar (0 credits)
  • EDU 333: Assessment of Learning in Urban Grades K-6 (3 credits)
  • LAED 440: Methods of Teaching Language Arts in Urban Grades K-6 (3 credits)
  • EDU 430: Historical and Cultural Foundations of Urban Education (3 credits) or PSYC 356: Early Childhood Development within a Social/Cultural and Historical Context (3 credits)

Semester 4: 13 credits

  • EDU 486: Teaching Math and Science in Primary Grades 1-3 (4 credits)
  • EDU XXX: Student Teaching (9 credits)

Notes:

EDU 475 Student Teaching Urban Infant-Toddler (3 cr.)

EDU 485 Student Teaching Urban Pre-K-K (6 cr. or 3 cr.)

EDU 490 Student Teaching Urban Primary Grades 1-3 (3 cr. or 6 cr.)

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