Early Childhood Education
(A55220)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Suggested Course Sequence : (Hours per week)
  Title Class Lab Work Exp/ Clinical Credits
           
FALL SEMESTER (First Year)
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
  OR        
ACA 122 College Transfer and Success 0 2 0 1
EDU 119 Intro to Early Childhood Education 4 0 0 4
EDU 144 Child Development I 3 0 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 0 0 3
ENG 110 Freshman Composition 3 0 0 3
  or        
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
    13 2 0 14
           
SPRING SEMESTER (First Year)        
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
  OR        
ENG 112 Argument-based Research 3 0 0 3
  OR        
ENG 116 Technical Report Writing 3 0 0 3
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community 3 0 0 3
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 0 0 3
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, and Twos 3 0 0 3
Selected Track Course       3
Selected Track Course       3
    12 0 0 18
 
SUMMER SEMESTER (First Year)
Natural Science/Mathematics Elective
(BIO 110*, BIO 140**, GEL 111*, MAT 110, MAT 143*, MAT 152*)
3 0 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
(ART 111*, ART 114*, ART 115*, DRA 111**, ENG 231*, ENG 232*,
HUM 115**, HUM 122**, HUM 150**, MUS 110*, MUS 112*, PHI 215*, PHI 240*)
3 0 0 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
(ECO 151**, ECO 251*, ECO 252*, HIS 111*, HIS 112*, HIS 131*,
HIS 132*, POL 120*, PSY 118, PSY 150*, SOC 210*)
3 0 0 3
    9 0 0 9
FALL SEMESTER (Second Year)
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3 0 0 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety & Nutrition 3 0 0 3
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3 0 0 3
EDU 259 Curriculum Planning 3 0 0 3
EDU 271 Education Technology 2 2 0 3
    14 2 0 15
 
SPRING SEMESTER (Second Year)
EDU 280 Language & Literacy Experience 3 0 0 3
**EDU 284 Early Child Capstone Practicum
(**Criminal History Check required)
1 9 0 4
EDU 287 Leadership/ECE 3 0 0 3
Selected Track Course       3
           
    7 9 0 13
OTHER REQUIRED HOURS: (Select 9 hours from one track)
I. General Early Childhood Track
EDU 152 Music, Movement & Language 3 0 0 3
EDU 162 Observation & Assessment in ECE 3 0 0 3
EDU 251 Exploration Activities 3 0 0 3
 
II. College Transferable Track:
EDU 216 Foundation of Education        
HEA 110 Personal Health/Wellness        
PED 110 Fit & Wellness for Life        
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology        
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology        
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family        
SOC 220 Social Problems        
           
III. Administration Track 3 0 0 3
BUS 217 Employment Law & Regulations 3 0 0 3
EDU 261 Administration I 3 0 0 3
EDU 262 Administration II 3 0 0 3
           
IV. Special Education Track:
EDU 154 Social/Emotional/Behavior Development 3 0 0 3
EDU 220 Program Policies in Early Intervention 3 0 0 3
EDU 223 Specific Learning Disabilities 3 0 0 3
EDU 247 Sensory & Physical Disabilities 3 0 0 3
EDU 248 Developmental Delays 3 0 0 3
   
Total semester hours required for A.A.S Degree:
69