Degree Requirements

Early Childhood Certification

Early Childhood Minor Program

Completion of 23 credits

Required Courses: 23 cr. hrs.
TED 225 Developmental Learning Experiences of Young Children 3 cr.
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.


Early Childhood Certification

Department of Teacher Education (TED)

257 Walker Wyman Education

Molly Gerrish-Co-Chir


Elementary Education Program

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.