Early Childhood Education (Off Campus)

The 2 + 2 Program in Early Childhood is a unique partnership between several Minnesota Technical and Community Colleges and Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU).

You can earn a Bachelor of Science (B. S.) degree that prepares you to receive licensure to teach birth through third grade.

Students in the 2 + 2 Program first complete an Associate of Arts or Science degree from an approved Minnesota Technical and Community College. The junior and senior years are completed by enrolling in a specific sequence of upper-division courses offered by SMSU. Courses are delivered online through Desire 2 Learn (D2L Brightspace), the SMSU course management system.

What do you need to do?

1. Check to see if your campus is a SMSU partner.

University Partnership Links.

Alexandria Technical College, Alexandria, MN
Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, MN
Hennepin Technical College – Eden Prairie MN
Hennepin Technical College – Brooklyn Park MN
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
Minnesota State Community & Technical College
Minnesota West Community & Technical College
Pine Technical College – Pine City, MN
Ridgewater College - Hutchinson & Willmar, MN
Southeast Technical College – Red Wing, MN
St. Cloud Technical & Community College
South Central College

2. Complete the Southwest Minnesota State University application for admittance. The application form is located here.

3. Contact your home college coordinator and set up meeting to determine enrollment eligibility. Coordinators for each school are listed here.

4. Register for Classes.  Course sequence for 2 + 2 ECE program courses at SMSU  Fall 2013-Spring 2014 course schedule

Note: Course requirements may vary by site. Contact your coordinator for your site’s specific requirements.


Last Modified: 12/8/17 2:51 PM