Early Childhood Education Associate Degree Course Requirements

Associate in Applied Science Course Hours Per Week
Semester
Class
Lab
Credit
FIRST SEMESTER (Fall)
ACA-115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 1
EDU-119 Intro to Early Childhood Ed 4 0 4
EDU-131 Child Family and Commun 3 0 3
EDU-144 Child Development I 3 0 3
EDU-153 Health, Safety & Nutrit 3 0 3
13 2 14
SECOND SEMESTER (Spring)
EDU-145 Child Development II 3 0 3
EDU-146 Child Guidance 3 0 3
EDU-151 Creative Activities 3 0 3
EDU-173 Becoming a Prof’l in ECE 3 0 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
15 0 15
THIRD SEMESTER (Summer)
EDU-*** Elective *** *** 3
EDU-*** Elective *** *** 2-3
*** Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
*** *** 8-9
FOURTH SEMESTER (Fall)
EDU-221 Children with Exceptional 3 0 3
EDU-259 Curriculum Planning 3 0 3
EDU-280 Language & Literacy Exp 3 0 3
EDU-*** Elective *** *** 2-3
*** Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 3
*** *** 14-15
FIFTH SEMESTER (Spring)
EDU-234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos 3 0 3
EDU-284 Early Child Capstone Practicum 1 9 4
*** Communication Elective 3 0 3
*** Natural Science/Math Elective *** *** 3-5
*** *** 13-15
Total Required Minimum Semester Hours Credit
64
Choose a minimum of 7 credit hours from these electives:
EDU-157 Active Play 2 2 3
EDU-184 Early Child Intro Pract 1 3 2
EDU-235 School-Age Dev and Programs 3 0 3
EDU-251 Exploration Activities 3 0 3
EDU-261 Early Childhood Admin I 3 0 3
EDU-262 Early Childhood Admin II 3 0 3
EDU-271 Educational Technology 2 2 3
EDU-275 Effective Teach Train 2 0 2
EDU-288 Adv Issues/Early Child Ed 2 0 2
PED-110 Fit and Well for Life 1 2 2
Note: Students planning to transfer into a 4-year B-K (Birth-Kindergarten) degree program should plan to take a higher level math (MAT) as well as the following:

  • A science course (BIO-111 or BIO-165)
  • A science with a lab component (PHY-111 and PHY-110A), and
  • One additional humanities course