Early Childhood Education

The A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education degree is a four-semester program designed to prepare students for employment as teachers or aides in early childhood programs, preschools, and Head Start Programs. Students will gain background in child development as well as planning and administering early childhood Educational programs. The courses will combine lecture with observation and participation in early childhood settings.

Courses

First Semester
GNST 102 First Year Experience 1
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
PSYC 201 Life Span Development 3
MATH 113 OR
MATH 130
Mathematical Reasoning/College Algebra 3
EDUC 101 Healthy Environments for Young Children 3
EDUC 110 Family Relationships 3
  Semester Total 16
Second Semester
ENGL 102 OR
COMM 100
English Composition II/Oral Communication 3
BIOL 101 & 102
CHEM 101 & 102/ CHEM 110/111
Introduction to Biology with Lab or General Chemistry with
Lab
4
ATEC 115 Fundamentals of Business Computer Applications 3
EDUC 120 Foundations of Early Childhood 3
EDUC 225 Early Childhood Development 3
  Semester Total 16
Third Semester
EDUC 115 Infant Toddler Development 3
EDUC 220 Integrating Technology in the Classroom 3
EDUC 230 Early Childhood Classroom Management 3
EDUC 291 Early Childhood Curricilum & Methods 3
EDUC 292 Assesment of Young Children 3
PHED 104 First Aid 1
  Semester Total 16
Fourth Semester
EDUC 250 Early Childhood Administration, Management, & Leadership 3
EDUC 260 Special Needs in Early Childhood 3
EDUC 290 Language and Literacy for Young Children 3
EDUC 295 Early Childhood Education Capstone 4
  Semester Total 13