The unified early childhood studies program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that prepare students for work in a variety of settings with children of diverse ability levels, from birth through age eight.
Graduates find employment in public schools, community and private preschool programs, early primary grades in elementary schools, programs for children ages birth through six with identified disabilities or delays, home- and center-based child care, Head Start programs, and hospital-based settings.
All students complete a common core of courses in child development, parent-child relations, early childhood curriculum and programming, early childhood special education, community resources, educational leadership, and program administration.
The unified early childhood studies major leads to duel Minnesota licensure in early childhood education (birth through 8), and early childhood special education (birth through 6). International student teaching placements are available.