Additional license in early childhood education

Our additional licensure program is for individuals who have a current Minnesota license in elementary education and want to add a license in early childhood. After successfully completing licensure requirements, including coursework and supervised student teaching, students are recommended for an additional Minnesota state license in early childhood education (Birth-3rd grade). This program leads to recommendation for licensure and does not result in an MEd


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The program typically takes about three semesters to complete, part-time.

  • CPSY 2301: Introduction to Child Psychology or OR CPSY 5301: Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • CPSY 4331: Social and Personality Development
  • CPSY 4343: Cognitive Development
  • CPSY 5241: Directed Experiences in Early Childhood Education
  • CPSY 5251W: Social and Philosophical Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • CPSY 5252: Facilitating Social and Emotional Learning in Early Childhood Education
  • CPSY 5253: Facilitating Cognitive and Language Learning in Early Childhood Education
  • CPSY 5254: Facilitating Creative and Motor Learning in Early Childhood Education
  • EPSY 5625: Education of Infants, Toddlers and Preschool Children with Disabilities: Intro

Student teaching experience

  • CPSY 5281: Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education (Includes a Professional Teaching Seminar)

You must pass the MTLE Early Childhood Education Content Test to be recommended for licensure.

Tuition and funding

Tuition for our additional licensure program follows the Masters in Education and post-baccalaureate tuition rates for the College of Education and Human Development. Full-time enrollment is 6 to 14 credits per semester.