Early Childhood Education

Associate of Arts Degree

You can earn an associate of arts degree with a concentration in early childhood education.
Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 60 Credit Hours.

Courses

Recommended Core Courses

Core

32.5 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ECED 1050 Expressive Arts 3
ECED 1060 Observation, Assessment, and Guidance 3
ECED 1110 Infant and Toddler Development 3
ECED 1120 Preschool Child Development 2
ECED 1150 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECED 1220 Pre-Practicum 1
ECED 1221 Infant and Toddler Practicum 2
ECED 1230 School Age Child Development and Programming 2
ECED 1240 Preschool and School-Age Practicum 2
ECED 2050 Children with Exceptionalities 3
ECED 2060 Early Childhood Education Curriculum Planning 3
ECED 2070 Family and Community Relationships 3
ECED 2500 Early Childhood Administration 2.5

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science

3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PSYC 1810 Introduction to Psychology 3

English / Literature

select one - must earn C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre 3
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3
ENGL 2030 Creating Poetry I 3
ENGL 2040 Creating Poetry II 3
ENGL 2050 Creating Stories I 3
ENGL 2060 Creating Stories II 3
ENGL 2070 Technical Communications 3
ENGL 2100 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 2140 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
THEA 2140 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
ENGL 2150 American Literature to 1865 3
ENGL 2160 American Literature after 1865 3
ENGL 2190 Comparative Mythology 3
ENGL 2200 British Literature to 1800 3
ENGL 2210 British Literature after 1800 3
ENGL 2730 The Novel and the Movie 3

Fine Arts & Language

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUSC 1010 Introduction to Music 3
ARTS 1050 Introduction to Art History and Criticism I 3
ARTS 1060 Introduction to Art History and Criticism II 3
HUMS 1100 Introduction to Humanities 3
SPAN 1200 Elementary Spanish I 4
FREN 1200 Elementary French I 4

Health Education

3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HPER 1550 Lifetime Wellness 3

History

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HIST 1030 European Civilization I 3
HIST 1040 European Civilization II 3
HIST 1050 World History I 3
HIST 1060 World History II 3
HIST 2010 American History I 3
HIST 2020 American History II 3

Mathematics

3-5 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MATH 1010 Math for Elementary Teachers 3

Natural Science

select one
4-5 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIOS 1010 General Biology 4
CHEM 1090 General Chemistry I 4
PHYS 1100 Physical Science 4
PHYS 1410 Elementary General Physics I with Algebra and Trigonometry 5

Oral Communication

select one - must earn C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Communication 3
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking 3

Social Science

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
POLS 1000 American Government 3
GEOG 1020 World Regional Geography 3
POLS 1600 International Relations 3
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

Written Communication

must earn C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3

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