Early Childhood – Career/Terminal Track Associate Degree

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The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eighth grade 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 families 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. 

Early Childhood Education is a program that prepares individuals to promote child development and learning, work with diverse families and children, observe, document and assess to support young children and families, use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum, and use developmentally effective approaches in collaboration with other early childhood professionals. Potential course work includes instruction in all areas of child development such as emotional/social/health/physical/ language/communication, approaches to play and learning, working with diverse families, and related observations/student teaching experiences. Students will select a track that best meets their goals. 

TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE COURSE AND HOUR REQUIREMENTS

  • COM 231 Public Speaking may be taken in lieu of ENG 115 Oral Communications
  • SOC 210 Intro to Sociology may be taken in lieu of PSY 150 General Psychology
  • MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy or BIO 110 Principles of Biology may be taken in lieu of  MAT 110 Math Measurement & Lit.
Hours Per Week Hours
FIRST SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 1
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Education 4 0 4
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community 3 0 3
EDU 144 Child Development I 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
13 2 14
Hours Per Week Hours
SECOND SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 0 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3 0 3
EDU 151A Creative Activities Lab 0 2 1
EDU 280 Language/Literacy Experiences 3 0 3
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 2 2 3
PED 111 Physical Fitness I 0 3 1
17 7 20
Hours Per Week Hours
THIRD SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 0 3
EDU 216 Foundations of Education 3 0 3
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3 0 3
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, and Twos 3 0 3
EDU 261 Early Childhood Admin I 3 0 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3 0 3
18 0 18
Hours Per Week Hours
FOURTH SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition 3 0 3
EDU 153A Health, Safety, & Nutrition Lab 0 2 1
EDU 262 Early Childhood Admin II 3 0 3
EDU 284 Early Child Capstone Prac 1 9 4
**Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
10 11 14
*MAT 110 can be substituted with MAT 143 or BIO 110 **The Humanities/Fine Arts elective must be chosen from the following:
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 3
ART 116 Survey of American Art 3 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3 0 3

Total Semester hours credit: 66

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