Department of Child and Family Studies

Student Teaching

Teacher candidates are required to pass specific tests in order to be licensed as a teacher in Minnesota. Registration for these tests may be obtained from the Office of Clinical Experiences. The MTLE Center in the School of Education helps to assist students with study guides and registration procedures.

The Department of Child and Family Studies offers coursework in child development, parenting, and early childhood education. General education elective courses are offered: CFS 220: Introduction to Parents and Child, CFS 260: Children in a Changing World is an MGM course. The undergraduate major provides students with an early education teaching license for birth through third grade. Students will develop the competencies needed for teaching young children.

CFS majors are advised to begin their introductory course work during their sophomore year. Students who take full loads each semester can attain a license in four years. Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA for student teaching. Students seeking teacher licensure must complete MN State requirements regarding human relations and drug education and completion of Praxis II exams.