Early Childhood Education - Associate Degree

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(68 credits)

Students completing all of the Early Childhood coursework within the associate degree are eligible to apply for the One Year Vocational Certificate issued by the New Mexico Office of Child Development. For more information, contact the Office of Child Development at (505) 827-7946 or 1-800-832-1321.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 68 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.

A grade of C- or better is required in all ECED and CEPY courses, as well as ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I *1,24
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2221GWriting in the Humanities and Social Science *1,23
Oral Communication
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication 23
or COMM 1130G Public Speaking
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 2134GFundamentals of Elementary Math II *1,23
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Human Growth and Behavior 23
Select two from different groups (8 credits):
Group A:
The Planets 24
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)
Group B:
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory 2
4
Contemporary Problems in Biology 24
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory 2
4
Group C:
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 14
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors
Group D:
Physical Geology 24
Physical Geography
Group E:
Survey of Physics with Lab 24
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab 2
4
Area V: Humanities
HIST 1130GWorld History I 23
or HIST 1140G World History II
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Select one of the following:3
Orientation in Art 23
Music Appreciation: Jazz 23
Music Appreciation: Western Music 23
Introduction to Theatre 23
General Education Elective
HIST 1110GUnited States History I 23
or HIST 1120G United States History II
Core Requirements
MATH 1134Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I *1,23
Select one from the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology 23
Survey of Economics 23
Macroeconomic Principles 23
Microeconomics Principles 23
World Regional Geography 23
Human Geography 23
American National Government 23
Introduction to Political Science 23
Introduction to Sociology 23
Major Requirements
Technical Requirements (29 credits)
ECED 1110Child Growth, Development, and Learning3
ECED 1115Health, Safety, and Nutrition 12
ECED 1120Guiding Young Children3
ECED 1125Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs 13
ECED 1130Family and Community Collaboration 13
ECED 2110Professionalism2
ECED 2115Introduction to Language, Literacy, and Reading 13
ECED 2120Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK) 13
ECED 2121Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK) Practicum 12
ECED 2130Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 33
ECED 2131Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 3 Practicum2
Total Credits68

(68 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. 

Students completing all of the Early Childhood coursework within the associate degree are eligible to apply for the One Year Vocational Certificate issued by the New Mexico Office of Child Development. For more information, contact the Office of Child Development at (505) 827-7946 or 1-800-832-1321.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 68 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.

A grade of C- or better is required in all ECED and CEPY courses, as well as ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences - Choose one from the following: 3
Introduction to Anthropology  
Survey of Economics  
Macroeconomic Principles  
Microeconomics Principles  
World Regional Geography  
Human Geography  
Introduction to Political Science  
American National Government  
Introduction to Sociology  
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts - Choose one from the following: 3
Orientation in Art  
Music Appreciation: Jazz  
Music Appreciation: Western Music  
Introduction to Theatre  
ECED 1110 Child Growth, Development, and Learning 3
ECED 1115 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 2
 Credits15
Semester 2
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 2 3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science  
Area III: Laboratory Sciences - Choose one from the following (total of 8 credits from different prefixes/areas): 4
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)  
The Planets  
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
 
Contemporary Problems in Biology  
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
 
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
 
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)  
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors  
Physical Geography  
Physical Geology  
Survey of Physics with Lab  
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
 
ECED 1130 Family and Community Collaboration 3
ECED 1125 Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs 3
ECED 1120 Guiding Young Children 3
 Credits16
Semester 3
Area I: Communications - Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
 
Area III: Laboratory Sciences - Choose one from the following (total of 8 credits from different prefixes/areas): 4
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)  
The Planets  
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
 
Contemporary Problems in Biology  
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
 
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
 
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)  
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors  
Physical Geography  
Physical Geology  
Survey of Physics with Lab  
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
 
Area V: Humanities 3
World History I
or World History II
 
ECED 2120 Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK) 3
ECED 2121 Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK) Practicum 2
MATH 1134 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 3
 Credits18
Semester 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Human Growth and Behavior  
General Education Elective - Area V: Humanities 3
United States History I
or United States History II
 
ECED 2115 Introduction to Language, Literacy, and Reading 3
ECED 2110 Professionalism 2
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
Area II: Mathematics  
MATH 2134G Fundamentals of Elementary Math II 3
 Credits19
 Total Credits68