EC Teacher Education and Experience Requirements

An EC Teacher with the credentials listed, must have the education and experience listed.

Credentials

Experience/Education

(1)  A high school or General Education Development (GED) Diploma

Experience: 4060 hours as assistant teacher; Education: 24 quarter credits

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(2)  A Diploma from Association Montessori Internationale; pre-primary credential, primary diploma, or provisional certificate from the American Montessori Society, without a baccalaureate degree.

Experience: 2080 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern; Education: 12 quarter credits.

(3)  Pre-primary credential, primary diploma, or provisional certificate from the American Montessori Society; or diploma from the Association Montessori Internationale with a baccalaureate degree.

Experience: 1040 hours as assistant teacher, aide , or student intern; Education: no additional required.

(5)  Child Development Associate (center based or family day care) for preschool or for infants and toddlers from the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition.

Experience: 1560 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern; Education: no additional required.

(6)  Licensed from the Minnesota Department of Education for Pre-Kindergarten Associate; or certificate or credential for a two-year program from an accredited community college or technical college in child development or early childhood education.

Experience: 1040 hours as assistant teacher, aide or student intern; Education: 6 quarter credits.

(7)  Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in any field.

Experience: 1040 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern; Education: 18 quarter credits.

(8)  A high school or General Education Development (GED) Diploma

Experience: 520 hours as ssistant techer, aide, or student intern if teaching children under school age; Education: 6 quarter credits within one year of initial employment if teaching children under school age.

(9)  License from the Minnesota Department of Education for Pre-Kindergarten/nursery, or a license from the Minnesota Department of Education for elementary education with a kindergarten endorsement.

Experience: no additional required; Education: no additional required.