Start on the path to become a licensed educator for ages birth to 3rd grade. Earn a bachelor’s degree, a Minnesota teaching license, and a master’s degree in early childhood education in just 5 years. Learn more
Prepare to work in non-licensure educational settings like early learning centers, private schools, community nonprofits, or other organizations where a teaching license is not required. You'll also be prepared to pursue an advanced degree in a variety of related fields. Develop an individualized focus of study in consultation with your advisor. Learn more
With a degree in early childhood, you’ll be prepared to be an early childhood educator. You'll also be prepared to work for employers like:
I will be more than a teacher; I will be a community advocate. After I’ve worked as a teacher, I’ll return to academia to use my experience in research and teaching those who will teach.
B.S. in early childhood
McNair Scholar 2017
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Visit the College of Education and Human Development’s (CEHD) undergraduate costs, aid and scholarships page to find out about CEHD-specific opportunities.
Incoming first-year students who are interested in early childhood education are automatically considered for the Campbell Scholarship for Education. Visit the Office of Admissions scholarships page for more information on this and additional CEHD scholarships available to incoming first-year students.
Freshman admissions are handled through the University Admissions Office.
If you're interested in transferring to CEHD, review their transfer admissions website.
You're considered a transfer student if you're a high school graduate who has registered or enrolled at a college, university, or any other school after graduating from high school. Current UMN students who are not in CEHD are also considered transfer students.
Are you a current CEHD student who is ready to declare your major? Follow these steps.