Early Childhood Education

Associate in Applied Science

Advising Code: A 55 22 0


Detail

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/ nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school age programs.

Awards

Associate of Applied Science

 

Program Outcomes

Upon successful the Early Childhood Education degree, graduate should be able to:

  • Promote child development and learning
  • Build family and community relationships
  • Observe, document, and assess to support young children and families
  • Use developmentally effective approaches to connect with children and families
  • Use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum
    Become a professional by practicing professionalism and ethical conduct

Fall Semester I

Course

Hrs

EDU

119

Intro. to Early Childhood Education

4

EDU

144

Child Development I

3

EDU

146

Child Guidance

3

EDU

151

Creative Activities

3

ENG

111

Writing and Inquiry

3

 

 

Total

16

Spring Semester I

EDU

131

Children, Family and Community

3

EDU

145

Child Development II

3

EDU

153

Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

EDU

214

Early Childhood Education

4

COM

110

Introduction to Communication

3

-

-

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

 

 

Total

19

Summer Semester I

-

-

EDU Elective *1

3

EDU

221

Children with Exceptionalities

3

EDU

271

Educational Technology

3

 

 

Total

9

Fall Semester II

EDU

251

Exploration Activities

3

EDU

251A

Exploration Activities Lab

1

EDU

259

Curriculum Planning

3

EDU

280

Literacy Experiences

3

EDU

280A

Literacy Experiences Lab

1

EDU

284

Early Child Capstone Prac

4

 

 

Total

15

Spring Semester II

EDU

234

Infants, Toddlers, & Twos

3

WBL

131

Work-Based Learning III

1

WBL

135

Work-Based Learning Seminar III

1

WBL

211

Work-Based Learning IV

1

WBL

215

Work-Based Learning IV

1

MAT

143

Quantitative Literacy

3

-

-

Humanities / Fine Arts Elective

3

Total 13

Total credit hours required for degree: 72
This curriculum is subject to change.

1Early Childhood Summer Electives
Choose 1 course from:

  • EDU 154
  • EDU 157
  • EDU 234
  • EDU 235
  • EDU 261
  • EDU 262

Last update 10/03/2014