Early Childhood Education - Associate Degree

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Comosition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one from the following:3
Professional & Technical Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking
Area II: Mathematics
Choose one from the following:3
Fundamentals of Elementary Math II 13
College Algebra
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Area III: Laboratory Science
Choose two courses from two different areas (8 credits)
The Planets4
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)4
Environmental Science I4
Physical Geology4
Survey of Physics with Lab4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Choose one from the following (3 credits):
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
World Regional Geography3
Human Geography3
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Psychology3
Introduction to Sociology
Area V: Humanities
Choose one of the following:3
United States History II3
World History I3
World History II3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Choose one from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
Music Appreciation: Western Music3
Introduction to Theatre3
General Education Elective
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior (Recommended)3
Core Requirements
Professional Education Courses 2
ECED 1110Child Growth, Development, and Learning3
ECED 1115Health, Safety, and Nutrition2
ECED 1130Family and Community Collaboration3
ECED 2120Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK)3
ECED 2121Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK) Practicum2
ECED 2130Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 33
ECED 2131Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 3 Practicum2
ECED 2115Introduction to Language, Literacy, and Reading3
ECED 2110Professionalism2
ECED 1120Guiding Young Children3
Electives, to bring the total credits to 60 31
Total Credits60

A Suggested Plan of Study

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
ECED 1110 Child Growth, Development, and Learning 3
ECED 1115 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 2
ECED 1120 Guiding Young Children 3
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
 Credits15
Spring
ECED 1130 Family and Community Collaboration 3
ECED 2110 Professionalism 2
ECED 2115 Introduction to Language, Literacy, and Reading 3
Choose one from the following: 3
United States History I
or United States History II
 
World History I  
World History II  
Choose one from the following: 3
Orientation in Art  
Music Appreciation: Western Music  
Introduction to Theatre  
Elective Course 1 1
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
ECED 2120 Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK) 2 3
ECED 2121 Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK) Practicum 2 2
COMM 1130G
Public Speaking
or Introduction to Communication
3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences (choose two from two different areas. Must include lab) 3 8
 Credits16
Spring
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 4 3
ENGL 2210G
Professional & Technical Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
3
ECED 2130 Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 3 3
ECED 2131 Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 3 Practicum 2
MATH 2134G
Fundamentals of Elementary Math II 3
or College Algebra
3
 Credits14
 Total Credits60