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Early Childhood Education Program Requirements

A.A.S. Degree/Diploma/Certificate: Day Program

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 Expository Writing 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 163 Classroom Mgmt. & Instruction 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 157 Active Play P/C 2 2 3
EDU 251 Exploration Activities 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
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research OR P/C 3 0 3
ENG 113 Literature-Based Research OR P/C 3 0 3
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting P/C 3 0 3
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics P/C 3 0 3
Total 13/14 2 14/15

 

Spring Semester (Second Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
@EDU 262 Early Childhood Administration II OR P/C 3 0 3
EDU   Elective (EDU 118, EDU 234) P/C 3 0 3
EDU 282 Early Childhood Literature P/C 3 0 3
EDU 284 Early Child. Capstone Practicum P/C 1 9 4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective   3 0 3
Total 10 9 13

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

Electives offered upon demand: EDU 118, EDU 234

Total Semester Hours Required for Early Childhood Associate A.A.S. Degree: 69/70
*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

A.A.S. Degree/Diploma/Certificate: Evening/Weekend Program

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
*CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy   1 2 2
+*EDU 145 Child Development II    P/C 3 0 3
+*EDU 151 Creative Activities    P/C 3 0 3
Total 7 2 8

 

Summer Session (First Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
EDU 163 Classroom Mgmt. & Instruction P/C 3 0 3
Total 3 0 3

 

Fall Semester (Second Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
@*EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition P/C 3 0 3
*ENG 111 Expository Writing P/C 3 0 3
*Social/Behavioral Science Elective   3 0 3
Total 9 0 9

 

Spring Semester (Second 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 280 Language & Literacy Experiences    P/C 3 0 3
Total 9 0 9

 

Fall Semester (Third Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
EDU 157 Active Play P/C 2 2 3
@EDU 261 Early Childhood Admin I OR P/C 3 0 3
EDU 275 Effective Teacher Training P/C 2 0 2
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics P/C 3 0 3
Total 7/8 2 8/9

 

Spring Semester (Third Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
EDU 251 Exploration Activities P/C 3 0 3
@EDU 262 Early Childhood Admin II OR P/C 3 0 3
EDU   Elective (EDU 118, EDU 234) P/C 3 0 3
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research OR P/C 3 0 3
ENG 113 Literature-Based Research OR P/C 3 0 3
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting P/C 3 0 3
Total 9 0 9

 

Fall Semester (Fourth Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
EDU 271 Educational Technology P/C 2 2 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective   3 0 3
Total 5 2 6

 

Spring Semester (Fourth Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
EDU 282 Early Childhood Literature P/C 3 0 3
EDU 284 Early Childhood Capstone Practicum P/C 1 9 4
Total 4 9 7

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

Electives offered upon demand: EDU 118, EDU 234

Total Semester Hours Required for Early Childhood Education A.A.S. Degree: 69/70
*Total Semester Hours Required for Early Childhood Diploma: 36
+Total Semester Hours Required for Early Childhood Instructional Certificate: 16
@Total Semester Hours Required for Early Child Administration Certificate: 16

 

School-Age Care Certificate Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
EDU 146 Child Guidance P/C 3 0 3
EDU 145 Child Development II P/C 3 0 3
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community P/C 3 0 3
EDU 158 Healthy Lifestyles-Youth P/C 3 0 3
EDU 235 School-Age Dev & Program P/C 3 0 3
EDU 263 School-Age Program Admin P/C 2 0 2
Total 17 0 17

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Darlene Brown

Program Head, Early Childhood Education

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"My classes at MCC helped me learn the skills I needed to work with younger children. MCC is a great place. Each person I came in contact with made me feel like they cared about me in all aspects of my schooling."

~ Remelle Wood

First Steps Learning Center, Asheboro, NC

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