Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education major at Minnesota State University Moorhead is designed to prepare you to teach in diverse and inclusive programs, interacting with children from infancy to 8 years old. We believe the best way to learn and grow is to be immersed within classrooms in the community, so you’re able to experience the joy of teaching long before graduating. You’ll obtain firsthand knowledge and develop skills by observing, assisting and leading in local classrooms and have the opportunity to experience an early education environment right here on campus.
The Early Education Center located on MSUM’s campus is a great way to experience an early education environment just steps away from your classrooms. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with children ages 16 months to 5 years old as they explore and learn about themselves and participate in activities designed to promote their emotional, social and physical growth.
Two hundred hours of in-classroom practicum experience allow you to gather ample knowledge so you’ll be prepared to interact with children from their infancy up to third grade. You’ll spend time observing and teaching in local classrooms during nearly two-thirds of your semesters at MSUM.
Inclusivity of all students—with a special focus on diverse learners—is highly emphasized in our program, so you’ll be able to interact with all students efficiently and effectively.
Collaboration with parents and other professional agencies that serve families with young children is highlighted in the Early Childhood Education major.
International learning and service opportunities, including student teaching abroad, are available to teacher candidates.
The education learning community gives you the opportunity to live and learn with other first-year education majors.
Education Student Success Stories
Elysa Christensen’s interest in MSUM was first sparked when she participated in the university’s annual Art-A-Fair. As a college senior, she now helps high school students find that passion.
President Anne celebrates the College of Education and Human Services national accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This recognition demonstrates that MSUM meets rigorous standards for educator preparation, preparing the next generation of educators to succeed in a diverse range of classrooms.
MSUM teaching alumni have a habit of winning awards, and 2022 was no different. Before the calendar switches over, we want to recognize the outstanding work our alumni are doing in their communities.
MSU Moorhead is committed to providing you exceptional field experience beginning at the start of your education and continuing until graduation.