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Early Childhood for Elementary Education

Degree Type: Elementary Education Minor
College(s): College of Education and Human Services

Why Choose Teaching Majors and Minors for Elementary Education Majors?

The Elementary Education program requires the completion of two academic teaching minors in addition to a planned program to fulfill the subject area requirements of the program. Students may choose from the subject areas of mathematics, integrated science, and language arts or a major in social studies.

In addition to the two academic minors, elementary education students may choose the Early Childhood Education minor (ZS). This minor prepares students to understand young children at the pre-school to 3rd grade levels. Many school districts in the state of Michigan require this additional endorsement to be hired in grades K-3.

Admission Requirements

The early childhood minor is an optional minor and is in addition to the subject area minors required. 
See Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science for additional program details. 

Graduation Requirements

A 2.50 GPA is required to successfully complete the early childhood minor. 

More Information

College of Education & Human Services
School of Education
Bishop Hall Room 421
Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Telephone: (231) 591-5361

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Required Courses
Credit Hours

EARLY CHILDHOOD MINOR

THIS MINOR LEADS TO A ZS ENDORSEMENT AFTER PASSING THE MICHIGAN TEST FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION FOR THE ZS ENDORSEMENT.
Child Development Practicum
1
Child Development Leadership
3
Child Development 1
3
Child Development 2
3
Education of Children
3
Infant Toddler Envir - Curr
4
Childrens Activities
4
Child Development Intern Orien
1
Child Development Internship
4
Internship Seminar
1
Teaching Special Needs in ECE
3

2.50 GPA REQUIRED

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