Early Childhood Education - Associate Degree

Branch Requirement
COLL 101College/Life Success3
Common Core Requirements
Area I: English & Communications
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
COMM 253GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 111Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I3
MATH 112GFundamentals of Elementary Math II3
Area III: Laboratory Science
Select two from two different areas from the following:8
The Planets4
Introduction to Astronomy
Human Biology3
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
Principles and Applications of Chemistry4
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introductory Environmental Science4
Geography of the Natural Environment4
Introductory to Geology4
The Dynamic Earth
The Great Ideas of Physics4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Select one from the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology3
Introduction to Economics3
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
World Regional Geography3
Culture and Environment
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science
Introductory Sociology3
Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts
HIST 101GRoots of Modern Europe3
or HIST 102G Modern Europe
HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History3
or HIST 202G Introduction to Recent American History
Select one from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
An Introduction to Music3
The World of Theatre3
Professional Education Courses 1
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior3
ECED 115Child Growth, Development, and Learning3
ECED 125Health, Safety, and Nutrition2
ECED 135Family and Community Collaboration3
ECED 215Curriculum Development Through Play3
ECED 220Early Childhood Education Practicum I2
ECED 225Curriculum Development and Implementation II3
ECED 230Early Childhood Education Practicum II2
ECED 235Introduction to Language, Literacy and Reading3
ECED 245Professionalism2
ECED 255Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs3
ECED 265Guiding Young Children3
Total Credits71
1

Cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a “C” or better required in these courses. CEP and ECED courses taken more than 7 years prior to graduation must be repeated.

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

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ECED 115 Child Growth, Development, and Learning 3
ECED 255 Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs 3
COLL 101 College/Life Success 3
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
COMM 253G
Public Speaking
or Principles of Human Communication
3
 Credits16
Spring
ECED 125 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 2
ECED 235 Introduction to Language, Literacy and Reading 3
C EP 110G Human Growth and Behavior 3
ENGL 211G Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences 3
Area IV 3
Area V 3
 Credits17
Summer
ECED 135 Family and Community Collaboration 3
ECED 245 Professionalism 2
ECED 265 Guiding Young Children 3
 Credits8
Second Year
Fall
ECED 215 Curriculum Development Through Play 3
ECED 220 Early Childhood Education Practicum I 2
MATH 111 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 3
Area III 4
Area V 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECED 225 Curriculum Development and Implementation II 1 3
ECED 230 Early Childhood Education Practicum II 1 2
MATH 112G Fundamentals of Elementary Math II 3
Area III 4
Area V 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits71
1

 ECED 215 and 220 must be taken before ECED 225 and 230.