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 at least 24 credits in general education competencies.

General Education Core Requirements - 24-25 credits

ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 1XX Writing Competency (WR) 3
COM 1XX Communications Competency (COM) 3
CAP 1XX Computer Literacy Competency (CL) 3
MATH 1XX Math Competency (MATH) 3
  Science Competency (SCI) 3-4
PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology (SS) 3
  Cultural Competency (CU or E/P) 3

Non-Major Core Requirements - 3 credits

IDA 120 Intellectual Discovery Strategies OR Open Elective 3

Early Childhood Major Core Requirements - 33 credits

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: 

60-61

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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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