Assistant teacher education and experience requirements:

An assistant teacher with the credential listed, must have the corresponding education and experience listed.

Credentials   Education/Experience
 
(1) High school diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalency   Experience: 2,080 hours as an aide or student intern Education: 12 quarter credits
 
(2) Minnesota license as a family day care or group family day care provider   Experience: 2,080 hours as a licensed family day care or group family day care provider Education: 12 quarter credits
 
(3) Diploma from Association Montessori Internationale or preprimary credential, primary diploma, or provisional certificate from the American Montessori Society   Experience: 520 hours as an aide or student internEducation: three quarter credits
 
(4) Minnesota technical institute certificate as a Child Development Assistant   Experience: 520 hours as an aide or student internEducation: no additional required
 
(5) Two years full-time postsecondary education from a college or university   Experience: 1,040 hours as an aide or student internEducation: nine quarter credits
 
(6) Child Development Associate credential, center based or for family day care, from the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition   Experience: no additional required Education: no additional required
 
(7) Baccalaureate degree in any field from an accredited college or university   Experience: no additional required Education: nine quarter credits
 
(8) Certificate or credential for a two year program in child development or early childhood education at a Minnesota community college or technical college   Experience: no additional required Education: no additional required
 
(9) License from the Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning for Prekindergarten Associate   Experience: no additional required Education: no additional required