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Northwest Missouri State University


Elementary Education <i>with Early Childhood Education minor</i> Major

Elementary Education with Early Childhood Education minor
Bachelor's degree completion program

The Northwest Difference

Elementary education majors with an early childhood minor learn specific knowledge and skills for working with children ages birth to 8 years old. Faculty focus on bridging the gap between theory and practice by engaging students in evidence-based practices, advances in brain research, the role of emotional intelligence in child development, and the importance of inquiry-based learning and responsive care-giving.

The minor in early childhood earns students additional certification to teach birth through third grade. This minor is required for students wanting to teach kindergarten, and requires the completion of 30-31 credit hours.

Benefits of Northwest-Kansas City

  • Programs are offered during the day with highly qualified faculty, and provide profession-based learning experiences in diverse settings.
  • Through partnerships with surrounding grade schools, middle schools and high schools, faculty ensure students have opportunities to participate in classrooms as early as their first year.
  • An associate degree will waive general education courses, some exceptions may apply.

About Northwest-Kansas City

Northwest-Kansas City is designed to attract students from the Kansas City metropolitan region. With more than 16 majors, graduate, doctorate and certificate programs, faculty and staff are here to help you complete your degree and begin your career. 

Through internships and hands-on experiences, faculty provide the tools and expertise to ensure you are career ready on day one.

Paying for your degree

We know that paying for college can be challenging. Visit the Office of Financial Assistance to learn about the more than $18 million in scholarships and grants.

Don’t forget, Northwest’s  textbook and laptop rental programs will save you nearly $7,300 over four years.

Want to earn in-state rates?

The Bearcat Advantage provides out-of-state students the opportunity to earn in-state tuition rates. This alone will save you more than $6,000.