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Early Childhood Education Degree Licensure Option

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

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

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.

A55220 L (option for those who wish to transfer to a 4-year institution for B-K teaching licensure)
Day/Evening/Online/Full-Time

Fall Semester 1

Course Credits
EDU-119 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education 4
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EDU-144 - Child Development I 3
EDU-151 - Creative Activities 3
EDU-153 - Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
ART-111 - Art Appreciation 3
-OR- MUS-110 - Music Appreciation 3
-OR- PHI-215 - Philosophical Issues 3
-OR- PHI-240 - Introduction to Ethics 3
Total Credit Hours 25/16

 

Spring Semester 1

Course Credits
ENG-112 - Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
EDU-131 - Child, Family, and Community 3
EDU-145 - Child Development II 3
EDU-162 - Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education 3
EDU-234 - Infants, Toddlers, and Twos 3
BIO-110 - Principles of Biology 4
-OR- BIO-111 - General Biology I 4
Total Credit Hours 23/19

 

Fall Semester 2

Course Credits
EDU-146 - Child Guidance 3
EDU-216 - Foundations of Education 3
EDU-259 - Curriculum Planning 3
COM-231 - Public Speaking 3
MAT-143 - Quantitative Literacy 3
CHM-151 - General Chemistry I 4
-OR- GEL-111 - Geology 4
-OR- PHY-110 - Conceptual Physics 3
PHY-110A - Conceptual Physics Lab 1
Total Credit Hours 27/19

 

Spring Semester 2

Course Credits
EDU-221 - Children With Exceptionalities 3
EDU-250 - Teacher Licensure Preparation 3
EDU-280 - Language and Literacy Experiences 3
EDU-284 - Early Childhood Capstone Practicum 4
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3
ECO-251 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
-OR- ECO-252 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3
-OR- HIS-111 - World Civilizations I 3
-OR- HIS-112 - World Civilizations II 3
-OR- HIS-131 - American History I 3
-OR- HIS-132 - American History II 3
-OR- SOC-210 - Introduction to Sociology 3
-OR- POL-120 - American Government 3
Total Credit Hours 40/19