2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Early Childhood Education (AAS) A55220

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.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
EDU 119Intro to Early Child Educ
4
0

4

EDU 131Child, Family, and Community
3
0

3

EDU 144Child Development I
3
0

3

EDU 145Child Development II
3
0

3

EDU 146Child Guidance
3
0

3

EDU 151Creative Activities
3
0

3

EDU 153Health, Safety and Nutrition
3
0

3

EDU 221Children with Exceptionalities
3
0

3

EDU 234Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
3
0

3

EDU 271Educational Technology
2
2

3

EDU 280Language/Literacy Experiences
3
0

3

EDU 284Early Child Capstone Prac
1
9

4

PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Major Electives: Select 8 hours

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ANT 210General Anthropology
3
0

3

 

ASL 111Elementary ASL I
3
0

3

and

ASL 181ASL Lab I
0
2

1

 

BIO 111General Biology I
3
3

4

BUS 110Introduction to Business
3
0

3

BUS 280REAL Small Business
4
0

4

CHM 151General Chemistry I
3
3

4

CHM 152General Chemistry II
3
3

4

CIS 110Introduction to Computers
2
2

3

EDU 125Sign Language for Educators
3
0

3

EDU 154Social/Emotion/Behav Dev
3
0

3

EDU 161Intro to Exceptional Chil
3
0

3

EDU 162Observ & Assess in ECE
3
0

3

EDU 163Classroom Mgmt & Instruction
3
0

3

EDU 173Becoming a Prof'l in ECE
3
0

3

EDU 184Early Child Intro Pract
1
3

2

EDU 185Cognitive & Lang Act
3
0

3

EDU 188Issues in Early Child Ed
2
0

2

EDU 222Learners w/ Behavior Disorders
3
0

3

EDU 223Specific Learning Disab
3
0

3

EDU 247Sensory & Physical Disab
3
0

3

EDU 248Developmental Delays
3
0

3

EDU 251Exploration Activities
3
0

3

EDU 257Inst Strat/Math
2
2

3

EDU 258Inst Strategies/Science
2
2

3

EDU 259Curriculum Planning
3
0

3

EDU 261Early Childhood Admin I
3
0

3

EDU 262Early Childhood Admin II
3
0

3

EDU 282Early Childhood Literature
3
0

3

ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines
3
0

3

ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting
3
0

3

HEA 110Personal Health/Wellness
3
0

3

HEA 112First Aid & CPR
1
2

2

PED 110Fit and Well for Life
1
2

2

Total Major Hours: 49

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

or

COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

 

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

ENG 231American Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 232American Literature II
3
0

3

HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 170The Holocaust
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

PHI 240Introduction to Ethics
3
0

3

REL 110World Religions
3
0

3

REL 211Intro to Old Testament
3
0

3

REL 212Intro to New Testament
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
HIS 111World Civilizations I
3
0

3

HIS 112World Civilizations II
3
0

3

PSY 241Developmental Psych
3
0

3

PSY 243Child Psychology
3
0

3

PSY 281Abnormal Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

SOC 213Sociology of the Family
3
0

3

SOC 220Social Problems
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy
2
2

3

MAT 171Precalculus Algebra
3
2

4

Total General Education Hours: 16-17

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 65-66

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

EDU 119Intro to Early Child Educ
4
0

4

EDU 131Child, Family, and Community
3
0

3

EDU 144Child Development I
3
0

3

EDU 151Creative Activities
3
0

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
16
2
17

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
EDU 145Child Development II
3
0

3

EDU 153Health, Safety and Nutrition
3
0

3

EDU 234Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
3
0

3

Major Electives*
1-4
0-3

5

Total Credit Hours:
10-14
0-3
14

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2-3
2

3-4

Total Credit Hours:
5-6
2
6-7

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
EDU 146Child Guidance
3
0

3

EDU 221Children with Exceptionalities
3
0

3

EDU 271Educational Technology
2
2

3

Major Elective*
1-4
0-3

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
12-15
2-5
15

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
EDU 280Language/Literacy Experiences
3
0

3

EDU 284Early Child Capstone Prac
1
9

4

Communications Course*
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
10
9
13

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 65-66