Graduates from the Early Childhood Education program are certified to teach birth through third grade.
SMSU Bachelor Degree Program Requirements
Students must complete an AS or AAS degree or at least 60 credits in a related field to enter a program. While preferred, students are not required to be DCTC graduates.
Students admitted to a program may take classes from DCTC and SMSU simultaneously.
Students will complete a minimum of 120 semester hour credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Some programs require a higher GPA.
Financial aid is available for qualifying students.
SMSU classes are delivered online. DCTC General Education classes can be taken on DCTC campus or online. Students do not have to travel to the SMSU campus in Marshall, Minn., unless they wish to participate in graduation ceremonies.
An advisor visits the DCTC campus every two weeks to help with registration, course planning and other aspects of the enrollment process.
Related Associate Degree Programs
All three baccalaureate programs stem from a related associate degree program at DCTC.
BS in Business Administration or BAS in Management
AS Business Management
AAS Executive Administrative Assistant
AS Individual Studies
AAS Industrial Distribution
AAS Business Marketing Specialist
AAS Medical Administrative Assistant/Transcriptionist
AAS Property Management
AAS Supervisory Management
SMSU accepts many other DCTC A.S. & A.A.S Degrees.
BS in Early Childhood Education
AAS Early Childhood and Youth Development
AS Early Childhood and Youth Development
Other associate degree programs may be related as well.