The Early Childhood Education program prepares students educationally to immediately become assistant teachers, teachers or site directors in early childhood settings such as early learning (child care) centers and preschool programs (Professional Track). It also prepares students to transfer to bachelor degree programs in early childhood education, child development or elementary education (Transfer Track). The curriculum balances general education courses with courses specifically designed to develop an understanding of the learning needs of young children. Many opportunities for “hands-on” experiences with children give students a firm foundation for immediately entering the workforce or continuing their formal education.
|College Writing *
Intro to Prof of Education
Introduction to Psychology*
|Survey of American Literature
Diversity/Global Studies Elective
Child, Family & Community
Introduction to Computer Applications
Computer Applications II
|Methods and Materials
Early Childhood Growth & Development
Laboratory Science* - BIO 115 or ESC 115
ECE Elective: ECE 205 or ECE 206 or ECE 207
Senior Seminar Attendance (0 cr.)
|Language, Literacy & Play
Early Intervention in ECE
U.S. History I or II
Classroom Management or Field Studies I**
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*Developmental coursework may be a prerequisite for these courses. Credits earned in developmental courses cannot be applied toward graduation.
MAT Elective: MAT 105, MAT 106, MAT 115, MAT 120; developmental and/or bridge math coursework may be required prior to enrollment in math elective
Diversity/Global Studies Elective: SSC220, SSC225, SSC235, SSC245, any global history, foreign lang
** ECE 125, ECE 215, EDU 205 and ECE 115 must be successfully completed prior to enrollment in ECE 255 or ECE 260. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA to enroll in ECE 260.