Early Childhood Certification

Early Childhood Certification Program

Prerequisites to entering the minor sequence:
TED 211 Educational Psychology: Elementary Ed (writing intensive) 5 cr.

Completion of 33 credits

Required Courses: 23 cr. hrs.
TED 225 Developmental Learning Experiences of Young Children 3 cr.
TED 225 is a prerequisite for all other Early Childhood courses:
TED 330 Infant Toddler Programs 3 cr.
TED 332 Preschool Curriculum 3 cr.
TED 335 Kindergarten Curriculum and Materials 3 cr.
TED 345 Parent Education and Family Development 3 cr.
TED 400 Supervision and Management Early Childhood Program 2 cr.
TED 405 Special Needs Child: Early Childhood Classroom 3 cr.
TED 410 Early Childhood Language Arts 3 cr.

Student Teaching Requirement: 10 cr.
TED 471 Student Teaching: Pre-kindergarten/Kindergarten (Co-/Prerequisite TED 400)

Early Childhood Certification

Department of Teacher Education (TED)

257 Walker Wyman Education

Geoffrey Scheurman-Chair

UW-River Falls offers a program in Early Childhood through Middle Childhood for students who are elementary majors with an early childhood minor, which meets certification requirements to teach Early Childhood through Middle Childhood - Regular Education. In addition to providing further enrichment in techniques for instruction in the primary grades, this minor and certification increases the range of potential employment for an elementary education major. Those who may seek employment in existing day care centers, nursery schools, child and family education programs, or those intending to start their own private pre-school, should investigate the opportunities opened via an early childhood minor.