The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/ language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.
Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employ- ment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs. Upon completion of this degree, a Bachelor’s degree can be earned through partnership agreements with select colleges/universities. See pages 80-81 for more information.
Degree Course and Hour Requirements: 69-70 Semester Hours Credit
II. Major Courses (38 SHC)
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 122, HUM 130, HUM 160, HUM 220, MUS 110, MUS 112
DEVELOPMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: DRE 096, DRE 097, DRE 098, DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040 DMA 050 ACA 085