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Early Childhood Education Program Requirements

A.A.S. Degree

Fall Semester (First Year) Special Note Class Hours Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy   1 2 2
EDU 119 Early Childhood Education   4 0 4
EDU 144 Child Development I  P/C 3 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance  P/C 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry  P/C 3 0 3
Total 14 2 15

 

Spring Semester (First Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
EDU 145 Child Development II   P/C 3 0 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities   P/C 3 0 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety, and Nutrition   P/C 3 0 3
EDU 280 Language & Literacy Experiences   P/C 3 0 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective   3 0 3
Total 15 0 15

 

Summer Session (First Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
EDU 131 Children, Family, and Community P/C 3 0 3
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities P/C 3 0 3
EDU 271 Educational Technology P/C 2 2 3
Total 11 2 12

 

Fall Semester (Second Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
EDU 251 Exploration Activities   3 0 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy   2 2 3
Choose one: EDU 157 or EDU 158
EDU 157 Active Play OR P/C 2 2 3
EDU 158 Healthy Lifestyles - Youth P/C 3 0 3
Choose one: EDU 163, EDU 235, EDU 261, or EDU 275
EDU 163 Classroom Mgmt & Instruction OR  P/C 3 0 3
EDU 235 School Age Development & Program OR P/C 3 0 3
EDU 261 Early Childhood Administration I OR P/C 3 0 3
EDU 275 Effective Teacher Training P/C 2 0 2
Choose one: ENG 112 or ENG 114
ENG 112 Writing & Research in the Disciplines OR P/C 3 0 3
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting P/C 3 0 3
Total 12/14 2/4 14/15

 

Spring Semester (Second Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
EDU 234  Infants, Toddlers, & Twos P/C 3 0 3
EDU 282 Early Childhood Literature P/C 3 0 3
EDU 284 Early Childhood Capstone Practicum P/C 1 9 4
Choose one: EDU 118, EDU 262, or EDU 263
EDU       118 Principles/Practices of Instructional Assistant OR P/C 3 0 3
EDU 262 Early Childhood Administration II OR P/C 3 0 3
EDU 263 School Age Program Admin P/C 2 0 2
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective   3 0 3
Total 12/13 9 15/16

 

Diploma

Fall Semester (First Year) Special Note Class Hours Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy   1 2 2
EDU 119 Early Childhood Education   4 0 4
EDU 144 Child Development I   P/C 3 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance   P/C 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry  P/C 3 0 3
Total 14 2 15

 

Spring Semester (First Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
EDU 145 Child Development II     P/C 3 0 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities     P/C 3 0 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety and Nutrition     P/C 3 0 3
EDU 280 Language & Literacy Experiences     P/C 3 0 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective   3 0 3
Total 15 0 15

 

Summer Session (First Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
EDU 131 Children, Family, and Community P/C 3 0 3
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities P/C 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6

 

Early Childhood Instructional Certificate

Fall Semester (First Year) Special Note Class Hours Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
EDU 119 Early Childhood Education   4 0 4
EDU 144 Child Development I     P/C 3 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance     P/C 3 0 3
Total 10 0 10

 

Spring Semester (First Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
EDU 145 Child Development II      P/C 3 0 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities      P/C 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6

 

Early Childhood Administration Certificate

Fall Semester (First Year) Special Note Class Hours Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
EDU 119 Early Childhood Education   4 0 4
EDU 146 Child Guidance     P/C 3 0 3
EDU 261 Early Childhood Administration   3 0 3
Total 10 0 10

 

Spring Semester (First Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition P/C 3 0 3
EDU 262 Early Childhood Administration II P/C 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6

 

Special Note: P/C indicates prerequisite or corequisite course required; see Course Descriptions for specific course information.

Total Semester Hours Required for Early Childhood Associate A.A.S. Degree: 64/73
Total Semester Hours Required for Early Childhood Associate Diploma: 36
Total Semester Hours Required for Early Childhood Instructional Certificate: 16
Total Semester Hours Required for Early Childhood Administration Certificate: 16

 

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