AS in Early Childhood Education Transfer Pathway

This program is designed to prepare students for transfer to an early childhood teacher licensure program. Students learn about child development, guidance, professional relationships, nutrition, health & safety, cultural sensitivity, and techniques for promoting learning in young children. Courses meet Minnesota Department of Human Services educational requirements for teachers and assistant teachers in a child care setting.


AS – Early Childhood Education Transfer Pathway

You will be qualified to work as a teacher in childcare facilities or an educational paraprofessional. You may choose to specialize in areas, such as: Infant-toddler, preschool, school-age, children with special needs, family child care, nanny or administration. You will also be qualified to work as a para-educator in a school setting.

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Next Steps

All credits earned in the Associate of Science degree at NTC may be applied toward child development education programs at eligible institutions within the Minnesota State System of Colleges and Universities. Transfer options are also available at Mayville State University in North Dakota.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
ECED 1101Health, Wellness, and Nutrition3.00
ECED 1104Child Growth and Development3.00
ECED 1107Intro to Early Childhood Education3.00
ECED 1111Practicum I3.00
ECED 1114Diverse Children and Family Relations3.00
ECED 1116Behavior Guidance3.00
ECED 1135Creative Activities and Environments3.00
ECED 1138Observing & Assessing3.00
ECED 2224Introduction to Language and Literacy3.00
ECED 2230Introduction to Special Education3.00
ENGL 1111College Writing I3.00
ENGL 1113College Writing II3.00
PSYC 1105General Psychology3.00
SOCI 1110Intro to Sociology3.00
SPCH 1110Intro to Public Speaking3.00
SGNL 1100American Sign Language (ASL) I4.00
SGNL 2100American Sign Language (ASL) II4.00
MATH 1930Introduction to Mathematical Sciences3.00
NSCI 2203Environmental Science4.00
Total Credits60