Undergraduate Program

Early Childhood Education Licensure - Bachelor of Science

The Child and Family Studies major prepares students to work in various early childhood settings and in Kindergarten through third grade classrooms. Students will learn about child development and methods for engaging in early childhood learning. CFS students participate in a number of field experiences developing skills in designing lesson plans, tutoring, and assessing young children. Students will develop skills and competencies needed for working with parents, families, and community agencies.

The B.S. Major in Early Childhood Education includes the requirements for a MN Early Childhood Teaching License (79 credits total program). The Upper Division Writing Requirement (UDWR) is initiated in CFS 423 and completed in CFS 460.

A 23 credit minor that does not result in a teaching license is also available. To be admitted to the minor program, students must have a 2.5 GPA. The Child and Family Studies minor serves as an excellent complement to major fields such as Community Psychology, Psychology, Social Work, and Bachelor of Elective Studies.

Jobs in this field

  • Child Care Teacher
  • Early Head Start Teacher
  • Head Start Teacher
  • School Readiness Teacher
  • Early Childhood Family Education
  • Family Advocate
  • Kindergarten - Grade Three Teacher
  • Child Care Provider
  • Early Childhood Administration
  • Child Life Specialist

 

 

First Semester

Second Semester

Goal 1- ENGL 191 (4 credits)

Goal 4- MATH  201 (3)

Goal 8- CFS 260 (3)

Goal 5- 1 Class (3)

Goal 6- 1 Class (3)

 

Total Credits: 16

Goal 1- CMST 192 (3)

Goal 2- PHIL 194 (3)

Goal 3- 1 Class (3)

Goal 6- 1 Class (3)

Goal 9- 1 Class (3)

 

Total Credits: 15

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

*CFS 200  (3)

Goal 10- 1 Class (3)

Goal 3- 1 Class (3)

Goal 5- CFS 220 (Elective) (3)

MATH 301 (3)

 

Total Credits: 15

CFS 315  (3)

CFS 421  (3)

Goal 6- 1 Class (3)

Goal 7- 1 Class (3)

HLTH 301  (2)

PESS 388  (2)

Total credits: 16

Fifth Semester

Sixth Semester

CFS 431  (3)

*CFS 408  (3)

*CFS 413  (3)

HURL 497  (3)

IM 423 (3)

HLTH 106 (1)

 

Total credits: 16

*CFS 443  (3)

CFS 422  (3)

*CFS 428  (3)

SCI 226  (3)

*CFS 406 (3)

 

 

Total credits: 15

Seventh Semester

Eighth Semester

*CFS 423  Methods (3)

*CFS 433  Methods (3)

CFS 460  Student Teaching  (6)

 

Total credits: 12

*ED 417   Methods (4)

*ED 418   Methods (3)

*ED 419   Methods (2)

ED 420  Student Teaching  (6)

Total program credits:  120

 

* This class includes a Field Experience

-Be sure to take three diversity courses. CFS 260 may be used as one of these and will count as Goal 8 and can be double counted as a major requirement. One of the diversity courses must be a Racial Issues Class.

-The final two semesters of the program are devoted to methods classes and student teaching with one semester focused on Early Childhood and the other on K-Grade Three. The first part of the semester students will take methods classes and then move into student teaching for the secong part of the semester.

 

 

St. Cloud State University Catalog

 

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