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Early Childhood Studies

Metropolitan State University

48 months
478 USD/credit 14340 USD/year
478 USD/credit 14340 USD/year
234 USD/credit 7020 USD/year
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Early Childhood Studies at Metropolitan State University is designed for students seeking career enhancements in the field of child development including early care and education.


It is expected that all students receiving a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree with a major in early childhood studies will develop knowledge and skills at the upper-division level related to:

  • child development and learning;
  • early childhood curriculum development and implementation;
  • family and community relationships;
  • assessment and evaluation of young children;
  • professional and ethical issues in early childhood; and
  • application of knowledge and skills within the context of an urban early childhood setting.

This Early Childhood Studies major at Metropolitan State University is an excellent option for students transferring from a Minnesota State institution with a diploma or an associate degree in child development or early childhood education who seek a baccalaureate degree. Minnesota State’s Transfer Pathway for early childhood education and Metropolitan State University's articulation agreements with Minnesota community and technical colleges streamline students’ completion of their degree in Early Childhood Studies. Courses are also open to non-majors.

Careers and professional opportunities

The Early Childhood Studies BAS degree gives students the flexibility to demonstrate their commitment to young children’s development through work in a variety of early childhood settings as teachers, directors, trainers, and administrators. Graduates successfully seek employment in child care centers, Head Starts, preschool programs, and child care resource and referral agencies. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Observing and Assessing Young Children: Birth Through Age Five
  • Positive Behavior Guidance
  • Urban Infant-Toddler Curriculum and Practicum
  • Principles of Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood
  • Comparative Study of Early Childhood Program Models
  • Language and Communication Development in Early Childhood Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Photocopy of passport (picture page, page with expiration date)
  • Photocopy, if available, of visa page and I-94, clearly indicating the port of entry
  • International home address and phone numbers - if you only have a P.O. box, more information is needed (i.e., street name, house number or section of town or rural areas)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 478 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    14340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 478 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 234 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Saint Paul

1040 - 1755 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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