2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Early Childhood Education Diploma (D55220)

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 184Early Child Intro Pract
1
3

2

EDU 221Children with Exceptionalities
3
0

3

EDU 280Language/Literacy Experiences
3
0

3

Total Major Hours: 30

General Education Courses

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

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Total General Education Hours: 7

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 37

Suggested Sequence of Courses

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 145Child Development II
3
0

3

EDU 151Creative Activities
3
0

3

EDU 153Health, Safety and Nutrition
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
19
2
20

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
EDU 146Child Guidance
3
0

3

EDU 184Early Child Intro Pract
1
3

2

EDU 221Children with Exceptionalities
3
0

3

EDU 280Language/Literacy Experiences
3
0

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
16
3
17

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 37