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Early Childhood Education

Associate Degree Options Available:

Career / Terminal Track   |    Transfer / Non-Licensure Track   |   Transfer/Licensure Track

 

Certificates

Early Childhood Worker Certificate | Early Childhood Administrator Certificate   |  Infant / Toddler Certificate


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Early Childhood Education - Career / Terminal Track

A55220CT

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.

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.


ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
A55220CT
Hours
PrefixCourse #Course TitleClassLabCredit
FIRST SEMESTER
ACA115Success &Study Skills021
CIS110Introduction to Computers223
EDU119Early Childhood Education404
EDU131Child, Family, & Community303
EDU144Child Development I303
PED110Fit and Well for Life122
ENG111Writing and Inquiry303
16619
SECOND SEMESTER
EDU145Child Development II303
EDU280Language and Literacy Exp303
ENG115Oral Communication303
EDU151Creative Activities303
EDU151ACreative Activities Lab021
PSY150General Psychology OR303
SOC210Intro to Sociology
MAT110Math Measurement & Literacy223
PED111Physical Fitness I OR031
17720
THIRD SEMESTER
EDU216Foundations in Education303
EDU221Children with Exceptionalities303
EDU234Infants, Toddlers, and Twos303
EDU146Child Guidance303
SOC213Sociology of the Family303
EDU261Early Childhood Admin. I303
PED112Physical Fitness II031
18319
FOURTH SEMESTER
EDU153Health, Safety, & Nutrition303
EDU153AHealth, Safety, & Nutrition Lab021
EDU284Early Childhood Capstone Prac.194
EDU286Early Child Issues101
EDU262Early Childhood Admin. II303
HEA110Personal Health/Wellness303
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective*303
141118
*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
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: 76

 


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Early Childhood Education - Transfer / Non-Licensure Track

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
A55220NL
Hours
PrefixCourse #Course TitleClassLabCredit
FIRST SEMESTER
ACA122College Transfer Success021
CIS110Introduction to Computers223
EDU119Early Childhood Education404
EDU131Child, Family, & Community303
EDU144Child Development I303
EDU146Child Guidance303
ENG111Writing and Inquiry303
18420
SECOND SEMESTER
BIO111General Biology I334
EDU145Child Development II303
EDU280Language and Literacy Exp303
PSY150General Psychology OR303
SOC210Intro to Sociology
MAT143Quantitative Literacy223
ENG112Writing/Research in the Disc303
17519
THIRD SEMESTER
CHM151General Chemistry I334
COM231Public Speaking303
EDU261Early Childhood Admin. I303
EDU221Children with Exceptionalities303
EDU234Infants, Toddlers, and Twos303
Social/Behavioral Science Elective*303
18319
FOURTH SEMESTER
EDU151Creative Activities303
EDU153Health, Safety, & Nutrition303
EDU262Early Childhood Admin. II303
EDU284Early Childhood Capstone Prac.194
PED110Fit and Well for Life122
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective**303
141118
*The Social/Behavioral Science elective must be chosen from the following:
ECO251Prin of Microeconomics303
ECO252Prin of Macroeconomics303
HIS111World Civilization I303
HIS112World Civilization II303
HIS131American History I303
HIS132American History II303
POL120American Government303
PSY150General Psychology303
**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
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: 76


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Early Childhood Education - Transfer / Licensure Track

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
A55220TL
Hours
PrefixCourse #Course TitleClassLabCredit
FIRST SEMESTER
ACA122College Transfer Success021
CIS110Introduction to Computers223
EDU119Early Childhood Education404
EDU131Child, Family, & Community303
EDU144Child Development I303
EDU146Child Guidance303
ENG111Writing and Inquiry303
18420
SECOND SEMESTER
BIO111General Biology I334
EDU145Child Development II303
EDU280Language and Literacy Exp303
PSY150General Psychology OR303
SOC210Intro to Sociology
MAT143Quantitative Literacy223
ENG112Writing/Research in the Disc303
17519
THIRD SEMESTER
CHM151General Chemistry I334
COM231Public Speaking303
EDU216Foundations in Education303
EDU221Children with Exceptionalities303
EDU234Infants, Toddlers, and Twos303
Social/Behavioral Science Elective*303
18319
FOURTH SEMESTER
EDU151Creative Activities303
EDU153Health, Safety, & Nutrition303
EDU250Teacher Licensure Preparation303
EDU284Early Childhood Capstone Prac.194
PED110Fit and Well for Life122
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective**303
141118
*The Social/Behavioral Science elective must be chosen from the following:
ECO251Prin of Microeconomics303
ECO252Prin of Macroeconomics303
HIS111World Civilization I303
HIS112World Civilization II303
HIS131American History I303
HIS132American History II303
POL120American Government303
PSY150General Psychology303
**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
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: 76


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Early Childhood Worker Certificate

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 Administrator Certificate

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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Infant/Toddler Certificate

C55290

The curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy to three years of age in divers learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with infants and toddlers.

Course work includes infant/toddler growth and development: physical/ nutritional needs of infants and toddlers; safety issues in the care of infants and toddlers; care and guidance; communication skills with families and children; design and implementation of appropriate curriculum; and other related topics.

Graduates should be prepared to plan and implement develop-mentally appropriate infant/toddler programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Early Head Start Programs, and other infant/toddler programs.


CERTIFICATE
C55290
Hours
PrefixCourse #Course TitleClassLabCredit
EDU119Intro to Early Child Education404
EDU131Child, Family, & Community 303
EDU144Child Development I303
EDU153Health, Safety & Nutrition 303
EDU153AHealth, Safety, & Nutrition 021
EDU234Infants, Toddlers, & Twos 303
16217
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 17

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