Early Childhood Education


About This Program

The Early Childhood Education Transfer Pathway prepares students to work as highly skilled education professionals who create safe, healthy learning environments for children. Through classroom instruction and onsite experience, students will gain a variety of skills, including behavior guidance, serving children with special needs, and creating effective environments and curriculum for a variety of early childhood ages.

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Degrees & Credits

A.S. (60 Credits)


Program Features

Real-World Experience

Students have the opportunity to put their skills into practice, gaining real-world experiences to build their resume.

A Name, Not a Number

Students in this program enjoy smaller class sizes and instructors who know their name and are invested in their success.

Seamless Transfer

As a Transfer Pathway program, the Early Childhood Education A.S. degree transfers seamlessly to Minnesota State universities.

Meet the Faculty

Cody Geisler

Child Development Instructor

Additional Information


Transfer Pathways offer students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an associate’s degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field. Universities within the Minnesota State

system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.