Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Diploma
Program of Study

Here is the suggested program of study for students in the diploma program for the Early Childhood Educatioin 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 144 Child Development I
3
0
0
3
3
EDU 146 Child Guidance
3
0
0
3
3
  Select One of the Following:          
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
2
2
0
3
4
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
1
2
0
2
3
13-14
14-15
Spring
Course Name
Class
Lab
Clin.
Credit
Hrs./Wk.
COE 111 Co-Op Work Experience I
0
0
10
1
10
COE 115 Work Experience Seminar I
1
0
0
1
1
EDU 131 Children, Family, and Community
3
0
0
3
3
EDU 145 Child Development II
3
0
0
3
3
EDU 151 Creative Activities
3
0
0
3
3
EDU 151A Creative Activities Lab 0 2 0 1 2
12
22
Summer
Course Name
Class
Lab
Clin.
Credit
Hrs./Wk.
EDU 153 Health, Safety and Nutrition
3
0
0
3
3
EDU 153A Health, Safety and Nutrition Lab
0
2
0
1
2
4
5
Fall
Course Name
Class
Lab
Clin.
Credit
Hrs./Wk.
EDU 221 Children With Exceptalities
3
0
0
3
3
ENG 111 Expository Writing
3
0
0
3
3
HUM 220 Human Values and Meaning
3
0
0
3
3
9
9
Spring
Course Name
Class
Lab
Clin.
Credit
Hrs./Wk.
EDU 251 Exploration Activities
3
0
0
3
3
EDU 259 Curriculum Planning
0
6
0
2
6
  Select One of the Following:          
EDU 235 Language & Literacy Experiences
2
0
0
2
2
EDU 261 Early Childhood Administration I
3
0
0
3
3
8-9
8-9
Total Program Hours
46-48
58-60


Developmental Requirements