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Early Childhood Education

Associate of Applied Science Degree

You can earn an associate of applied science degree 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

42 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 1160 Early Language and Literacy 3
ECED 1220 Pre-Practicum 1
ECED 1230 School Age Child Development and Programming 2
ECED 1260 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
ECED 1610 Infant Practicum 1
ECED 1620 Toddler Practicum 1
ECED 1630 Preschool Practicum 1
ECED 1640 School Age Practicum 1
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
HLTH 1730 Pediatric Basic Life Support and First Aid 0.5
HPER 1550 Lifetime Wellness 3

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science & Social Science

4-6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BSAD 1000 Human Relations and Ethics 3
BSAD 1040 Personal Finance 3

Combination of Oral and Written Communication

3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BSAD 2050 Business Communications 3

Mathematics

3-6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MATH 1010 Math for Elementary Teachers 3

Science or Technology

select from list or any Natural Science course
2-6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
OFFT 1500 Microsoft Office 3

Suggested Elective Courses

Electives

See advisor and confirm with transfer institution for recommended electives.
3-4 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
INFO 1710 Web Page Development 1
LEAD 1010 Introduction to Community Leadership 3
SIGN 1000 Conversational Sign Language 1-2
SOCI 2150 Issues of Unity and Diversity 3
SPAN 1000 Essential Conversational Spanish 1-2
SPAN 1200 Elementary Spanish I 4
SPAN 1210 Elementary Spanish II 4

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