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Associate Degree | Early Childhood Worker Certificate | Early Childhood Adminstrator Certificate 


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Early Childhood Education

A55220

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.


ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
A55220
Hours
PrefixCourse #Course TitleClassLabCredit
FIRST SEMESTER
ACA115Success &Study Skills021
CIS111Basic PC Literacy122
EDU119Early Childhood Education404
EDU131Child, Family, & Community 303
EDU144Child Development I303
EDU146Child Guidance303
ENG111Writing and Inquiry303
17419
SECOND SEMESTER
EDU145Child Development II303
EDU271Educational Technology223
EDU280Language and Literacy Exp303
ENG115Oral Communication303
MAT110Math Measurement & Literacy223
Physical Education Elective*031
13716
THIRD SEMESTER
EDU216Foundations in Education404
EDU221Children with Exceptionalities303
EDU234Infants, Toddlers, and Twos303
SOC213Sociology of the Family303
Other Major Hour Electives**606
19019
FOURTH SEMESTER
EDU151Creative Activities303
EDU151ACreative Activities Lab021
EDU153Health, Safety, & Nutrition303
EDU153AHealth, Safety, & Nutrition Lab021
EDU284Early Childhood Capstone Prac.194
EDU286Early Child Issues101
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective***303
111316
*Students may substitute one of the following courses for CIS-113
PED110Fit and Well for Life122
PED111Physical Fitness I031
PED113Aerobics I031
PED128Golf-Beginning021
PED130Tennis-Beginning021
**OTHER MAJOR HOURS
The remaining other major hours may be chosen from the following: Students interested in seeking Director I credentials must take EDU 261 and EDU 262.
BUS230Small Business Management303
EDU259Curriculum Planning303
EDU261Early Childhood Admin. I303
EDU262Early Childhood Admin. II303
PSY150General Psychology303
SOC210Introduction to Sociology303
SPA111Elementary Spanish I303
SPA120Spanish for the Workplace303
***The Humanities/Fine Arts elective must be chosen from the following:
ART111Art Appreciation303
ART114Art History Survey I303
ART115Art History Survey II303
ART116Survey of American Art303
DRA111Theatre Appreciation303
HUM121The Nature of America303
HUM122Southern Culture303
MUS110Music Appreciation303
MUS112Introduction to Jazz303
MUS210History of Rock Music303
REL110World Religions303
REL211Introduction to Old Testament303
REL212Introduction to New Testament303
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 70


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Early Childhood Worker Certificate
C55220C1
Hours
PrefixCourse #Course TitleClassLabCredit
FIRST SEMESTER
EDU119Early Childhood Education404
EDU144Child Development I303
EDU145Child Development II303
EDU151Creative Activities303
EDU151ACreative Activities Lab021
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 14


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Early Childhood Adminstrator Certificate
C55220C2
Hours
PrefixCourse #Course TitleClassLabCredit
FIRST SEMESTER
EDU119Early Childhood Education404
EDU144Child Development I303
EDU145Child Development II303
EDU261Early Childhood Admin I303
EDU262Early Childhood Admin II303
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 16
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