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General Education/MnTC Requirements
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed in your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
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Additional Program Requirements

  • All students must meet all reading and writing program entry requirements prior to entering courses beyond the Certificate.
  • Students must have a high school diploma, or GED, and pass a criminal background study.
  • Application for Practicum I (CDEV Diploma, AAS, Transfer Pathway)
  • Practicum II (AAS)
  • ASL Practicum (AS w/ASL)

Career Information

Career Settings

  • Child Care Centers, Preschools and Nursery Schools
  • Elementary schools as paraprofessionals
    (No Child Left Behind Act requires an associate degree)
  • Early Childhood Family Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Extended day school-age programs
  • Home-based settings: family child care, nannies and home visitors
  • Hospitals and Child Life Programs
  • Start your own business

Transfer Pathways

​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

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Child Development Careers AAS

  • BS Human Development & Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • BAS Early Childhood Studies, Metropolitan State University
  • BS Healthcare and Human Service Management, Saint Mary’s University-Twin Cities Campus
  • BA Child Development, Concordia University-St. Paul
  • BA Family Science, Concordia University-St. Paul 
  • BA Health Care Administration, Concordia University-St. Paul