Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Associate Degree
Program of Study

Here is the suggested program of study for students in the Associate in Applied Science degree program in the Early Childhood Education curriculum.

What the Colors Mean...

We have color-coded our classes so you can easily learn required courses and electives.

  • Courses in orange are GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
  • Courses in salmon are MAJOR COURSES
  • Courses in light blue are OTHER REQUIRED COURSES
  • Courses in green are EARLY CHILDHOOD ELECTIVE COURSES
Fall
Course Name
Class
Lab
Clin.
Credit
Hrs./Wk.
ACA 111 College Student Success
1
0
0
1
1
EDU 119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
4
0
0
4
4
EDU 146 Child Guidance
3
0
0
3
3
EDU 151 Creative Activities
3
0
0
3
3
EDU 151A Creative Activities Lab 0 2 0 1 2
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
2
2
0
3
4
18
20
Spring
Course Name
Class
Lab
Clin.
Credit
Hrs./Wk.
EDU 131 Children, Family, and Community
3
0
0
3
3
EDU 144 Child Development I
3
0
0
3
3
EDU 153 Health, Safety and Nutrition
3
0
0
3
3
ENG 111 Expository Writing
3
0
0
3
3
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics
3
0
0
3
3
MAT 140A Survey of Mathematics Lab
0
2
0
1
2
  Major Elective 3 0 0 3 3
19
20
Fall
Course Name
Class
Lab
Clin.
Credit
Hrs./Wk.
COM 110 Introduction to Communication 3 0 0 3 3
EDU 145 Child Development II
3
0
0
3
3
EDU 214 Early Child Intermediate Practicum
1
9
0
4
10
EDU 259 Curriculum Planning
0
6
0
2
6
EDU 271 Educational Technology 2 2 0 3 4
  Major Elective 3 0 0 3 3
19
26
Spring
Course Name
Class
Lab
Clin.
Credit
Hrs./Wk.
EDU 221 Children With Exceptalities
3
0
0
3
3
EDU 280 Language & Literacy Experiences
3
0
0
3
3
EDU 284 Early Childhood Capstone Practicum
1
9
0
4
10
  Humanities Elective
3
0
0
3
3
  Major Elective 3 0 0 3 3
16
22
Total Program Hours
72
88


Early Childhood Education Electives


Humanities Electives

Humanities electives for Early Childhood Education can be found here.

Developmental Requirements