Admission requirements for post-baccalaureate candidates seeking licensure in Early Childhood Education include evidence of having at least a conferred bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and meeting the criteria for formal admission to the Teacher Licensure program (see below). Upon application to the program, copies of transcripts from all accredited colleges attended must be on file with the University or submitted directly to the School of Education Student Services Office after completing the School of Education admissions process. Official transcripts from the institution from which the bachelor's degree was earned should be sent to the MSU Denver Office of Admissions. Post-baccalaureate Early Childhood Education licensure candidates must consult with an advisor in Early Childhood Education prior to registering for any course. All program courses must be passed with a C- or better. Candidates must pass the Early Childhood licensure exam prior to recommendation for licensure.
Requirements for Formal Admission to the ECE Program
Both licensure- and non-licensure-seeking students declaring an ECE major must complete the following steps before being formally admitted to the program.
Submit an application to the School of Education online,
Meet the GPA requirement of a recent cumulative college GPA of 30 or more credits at 2.5 or higher, or the most recent 30 college credit hours at 2.5 or higher.*
* Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement upon application may be Provisionally Admitted to the School of Education. Provisional Admission will allow for registration into specific courses in School of Education programs.