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Early Childhood Education Transfer Pathway (BP/EP) Associate of Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Early Childhood Education Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Early Childhood Education bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to four 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 offering this degree within the Minnesota State system include Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; and Winona State University.

 

Award Outcomes

Develop self-assessment habits as an early childhood professional

Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and teaching practices

Apply developmental theories and practices

Implement assessment and curriculum cycle

Cultivate family and community relationships

Develop an environment that honors diversity

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities are available in child care centers, special needs programs, in home care (nanny), family child care, school age care, recreational and parent/child programs. Upon completion of an articulated bachelor's degree, there are expanded opportunities in early childhood programs, as well as the ability to teach through third grade in public school systems when a license is granted.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 30 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1000Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

CDEV1010Child Growth and Development

3

CDEV1020Observation and Assessment

3

CDEV1030Creative Activities and Environments

3

CDEV1520Guiding Children’s Behavior

3

CDEV1530Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

CDEV1725Practicum I

3

CDEV2000Children with Differing Abilities

3

CDEV2075Working with Diverse Families and Children

3

CDEV2500Introduction to Language and Literacy

3

General Education Required 30 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

or

PHYS2005College Physics I

4

 

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

MATH2200College Algebra

4

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

 

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

or

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

or

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

 

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

 

SOCI2200Race in America

3

or

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 7

3

 

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 6 or 8

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Total Associate of Science Degree Credits 60

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Semester Sequence - Full-Time

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1000Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

CDEV1010Child Growth and Development

3

CDEV1020Observation and Assessment

3

CDEV1030Creative Activities and Environments

3

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

Total Credits  16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2130Public Speaking

3

MATH2200College Algebra

4

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

or

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

or

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

Total Credits  13

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1520Guiding Children’s Behavior

3

CDEV1530Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

CDEV2000Children with Differing Abilities

3

BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

or

PHYS2005College Physics I

4

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

Total Credits  16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1725Practicum I

3

CDEV2075Working with Diverse Families and Children

3

CDEV2500Introduction to Language and Literacy

3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 6 or 8

3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 7

3

Total Credits  15

MnTC Goal Area 6 or MnTC Goal Area 8

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MnTC Goal Area 6

ARTS2000Elements of Design

3

ARTS2005Art and Social Justice

3

ARTS2050Introduction to Art

3

ENGL1060Food in Literature and Film

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

MUSC1005Influence of Hip-Hop Music

3

MUSC1010Influence of Pop/Rock Music

3

PHIL2200Ethics

3

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

PHIL2500World Religions

3

or

MnTC Goal Area 8

ARTS2050Introduction to Art

3

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

HIST1400Contemporary World History

3

PHIL2500World Religions

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 7

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

MUSC1005Influence of Hip-Hop Music

3

MUSC1010Influence of Pop/Rock Music

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2200Race in America

3

Choose a Total of:   3 Credits

Graduation (60 Credits)

60 credits completed with a 2.8 GPA or better

Criminal Background Studies: Minnesota law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with children, patients, and residents at a health or child care facility licensed by the State of Minnesota must have a background study conducted by the state.  Individuals with specified felony convictions are prohibited from having direct contact with children, patients, and residents of licensed facilities.  Anyone refusing to cooperate in the criminal background study cannot participate in coursework that requires direct contact with children, patients or residents.  Students who are disqualified from having direct patient/resident/child contact will not be able to participate in coursework which includes a practical experience.  Therefore, completion of coursework for the program major will not be possible without documentation of a cleared background study.

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice


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Semester Sequence - Part-Time

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1000Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

CDEV1010Child Growth and Development

3

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

Total Credits  10

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1030Creative Activities and Environments

3

CDEV2500Introduction to Language and Literacy

3

 

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

Total Credits  9

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 6 or 8

3

Total Credits  3

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1020Observation and Assessment

3

CDEV1520Guiding Children’s Behavior

3

CDEV2000Children with Differing Abilities

3

Total Credits  9

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1530Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

 

BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

or

PHYS2005College Physics I

4

 

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

Total Credits  10

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
SOCI2200Race in America

3

or

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 7

3

Total Credits  3

Fifth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV2075Working with Diverse Families and Children

3

 

MATH2200College Algebra

4

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

Total Credits  10

Sixth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1725Practicum I

3

 

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

or

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

or

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

Total Credits  6

MnTC Goal Area 6 or MnTC Goal Area 8

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MnTC Goal Area 6

ARTS2000Elements of Design

3

ARTS2005Art and Social Justice

3

ARTS2050Introduction to Art

3

ENGL1060Food in Literature and Film

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

MUSC1005Influence of Hip-Hop Music

3

MUSC1010Influence of Pop/Rock Music

3

PHIL2200Ethics

3

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

PHIL2500World Religions

3

or

MnTC Goal Area 8

ARTS2050Introduction to Art

3

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

HIST1400Contemporary World History

3

PHIL2500World Religions

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 7

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

MUSC1005Influence of Hip-Hop Music

3

MUSC1010Influence of Pop/Rock Music

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2200Race in America

3

Choose a Total of:   3 Credits

Graduation (60 Credits)

60 credits completed with a 2.8 GPA or better

Criminal Background Studies: Minnesota law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with children, patients, and residents at a health or child care facility licensed by the State of Minnesota must have a background study conducted by the state.  Individuals with specified felony convictions are prohibited from having direct contact with children, patients, and residents of licensed facilities.  Anyone refusing to cooperate in the criminal background study cannot participate in coursework that requires direct contact with children, patients or residents.  Students who are disqualified from having direct patient/resident/child contact will not be able to participate in coursework which includes a practical experience.  Therefore, completion of coursework for the program major will not be possible without documentation of a cleared background study.

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice


4/23/2021 : BP BTEA / EP ETEA