Early Childhood Education Diploma D55220

Curriculum Description:
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.  Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

Diploma Course and Hour Requirements: 45 Semester Credit Hours

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I.      General Education Courses (6 SHC)

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry30003
Humanities Elective
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3

        Major Courses   
        Core (28 SHC)
        Required Courses

EDU 119Introduction to Early Childhood Education40004
EDU 131Child, Family, & Community30003
EDU 146Child Guidance30003
EDU 151Creative Activities30003
EDU 153Health, Safety, and Nutrition30003
EDU 221Children with Exceptionalities30003
EDU 234Infants, Toddlers, & Twos30003

        Required Subject Areas   
        *CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

EDU 144Child Development I30003
EDU 145Child Development II30003

        Other Major Courses (11 SHC):

        (Select a maximum of 9 SHC from identified prefixes with the exception of no maximum for prefixes in the core of Concentration.)

EDU 184Early Childhood Introduction Practicum13002
EDU 259Curriculum Planning30003
CIS 110Introduction to Computers22003
Select 3 hours from the following:
EDU 114Introduction to Family Childcare30003
EDU 125Sign Language for Educators30003
EDU 157Active Play22003
EDU 235School-Age Development and Programming30003
EDU 251Exploration Activities30003
EDU 261Early Childhood Administration I30003
EDU 262Early Childhood Administration II30003
EDU 282Early Childhood Literature30003

HUMANITIES ELECTIVE:  ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, HUM 110, HUM 122, HUM 130, HUM 160, HUM 220, MUS 110, MUS 112

DEVELOPMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:  DRE 096, DRE 097, DRE 098, ACA 085