Associate in Early Childhood Education Classes

Curriculum

In addition to major core requirements, all students enrolled in associate degree programs must complete a minimum of 21 credits in general education courses.

General education core requirements - 22 credits

ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 1XX English Elective 3
COM 105 Interpersonal Communications 3
CAP 1XX Computer Literacy (CAP) 3
MATH 1XX Mathematics (MATH) 3
SCI 1XX Science w/lab (SCI) 4
PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology 3

Electives - 6 credits

OPEN Electives 6

Early Childhood major core requirements - 33 credits

Students entering with a valid Child Development Associate (CDA) credential will be awarded 9 credits (ECE 102 and one 6-credit CDA practicum toward elective credits) towards the associate or bachelor's degree.

Freshman year

ECE 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 102 Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Early Childhood Programs 3
ECE 110 Creativity and the Young Child 3
ECE 120 Math and Science for Young Children 3
PSY 115 Child Development 3

Sophomore year

ECE 201 The Exceptional Child and Learner 3
ECE 210 Observation and Assessment in the Early Childhood Classroom 3
ECE 221 Social and Emotional Development in Young Children 3
ECE 231 Early Language and Literacy Development 3
ECE 251 Student Teaching I 3
ECE 252 Student Teaching II 3

Total credits: 

61

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Course sections noted with an 'H' are delivered in a hybrid format (a combination of on-campus and online learning).
Course sections noted with an 'O' are delivered in an online format.

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