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Early Childhood Education

A QUICK INTRO

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

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.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

For more information about this field, including salary and career pathways, check out this link on our Career Coach assessment tool.

 

Transfer Agreements

COURSE INFORMATION

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
EDU 119 Intro to Early Childhood Education 4
EDU 144 Child Development I 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 3
    Totals 14

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community 3
EDU 145 Child Development II 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition 3
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
    Totals 15

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

PSY 150  General Psychology 3
Choose one of the following:  
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3
    Totals 6

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

EDU 151 Creative Activities 3
EDU 184 Early Childhood Introductory Practicum 2
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3
EDU 259 Curriculum Planning 3
Choose one of the following:
EDU 161 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
EDU 261 Early Childhood Admin I 3
    Totals 14

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

COM 231 Public Speaking 3
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos 3
EDU 280 Language & Literacy Experiences 3
EDU 284 Early Child Capstone Practicum 4
Choose one of the following:
EDU 162 Observation  & Assessment in ECE 3
EDU 262 Early Childhood Admin II 3
    Totals 16

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
EDU 119 Intro to Early Childhood Education 4
EDU 144 Child Development I 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 3
    Totals 10

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community 3
EDU 145 Child Development II 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
    Totals 12

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
    Totals 3

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

EDU 146 Child Guidance 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
    Totals 12

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
EDU 119 Intro to Early Childhood Education 4
EDU 261 Early Childhood Administration 3
    Totals 7

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition 3
EDU 262 Early Childhood Administration II 3
    Totals 9

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
EDU 119 Intro to Early Childhood Education 4
EDU 144 Child Development I 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3
Choose one of the following:  
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HIS 111 World Civilizations I  3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3
HIS 131 American History I 3
HIS 132 American History II 3
POL 120 American Government 3
SOC 210 Intro to Sociology 3
    Totals 14

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community 3
EDU 145 Child Development II 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition 3
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
Choose one of the following pairs:  
AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy 3
AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab 1
OR      
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 1
    Totals 16

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

PSY 150  General Psychology 3
Choose one of the following:  
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3
    Totals 6

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

COM 231 Public Speaking 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3
EDU 250 Teacher Licensure Preparation 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
    Totals 15

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

BIO 110 Principles of Biology 4
EDU 216 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos 3
EDU 280 Language & Literacy Experiences 3
EDU 284 Early Child Capstone Practicum 4
Choose one of the following:
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
    Totals 17

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
EDU 119 Intro to Early Childhood Education 4
EDU 144 Child Development I 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
Choose one of the following:  
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HIS 111 World Civilizations I  3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3
HIS 131 American History I 3
HIS 132 American History II 3
POL 120 American Government 3
SOC 210 Intro to Sociology 3
    Totals 14

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community 3
EDU 145 Child Development II 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition 3
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
Choose one of the following pairs:  
AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy 3
AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab 1
OR      
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 1
    Totals 16

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

Choose one of the following:  
ENG 112 Writing & Research in the Disciplines 3
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
Choose one of the following:  
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3
    Totals 6

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

BIO  110 Principles of Biology 4
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3
EDU 261 Early Childhood Admin I 3
    Totals 16

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos 3
EDU 262 Early Childhood Admin II 3
EDU 280 Language & Literacy Experiences 3
EDU 284 Early Child Capstone Practicum 4
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
    Totals 16
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Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator/Instructor

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