MSU Billings Catalog

Early Childhood Studies Minor

With student teaching, the Early Childhood minor can qualify an individual for an added P-3 Endorsement to a Montana Educator License.  The Early Childhood Minor is not a standalone endorsement and can only be added to a qualifying Montana Educator License.  The endorsement is required for educators in accredited P-3 programs.

Required Courses
EDEC 130Hlth,Sfty,& Ntrtn in Erly Chld2
EDEC 296Fieldwork/Practicum1
EDEC 310Child in the Family3
EDEC 352Math & Science in Early Chldhd3
EDEC 381EC Curriculum & Methods3
EDEC 385Intgrtd Curr Early Chldhd Ed3
EDEC 430Soc/Emotional Dev in Yng Child3
EDU 330Emergent Literacy3
EDU 336Cog & Lang Dev in Yng Children3
Total Credits for Minor 24
Optional
EDEC 495Early Childhood Student Tching 19-12
Total Minimum Credits with endorsement33-36

Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.