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Associate of Applied Science - Early Childhood Education

Early Care and Education (ECE) Professionals nurture, educate, and care for young children from birth to eight. More than three fourths of a child’s brain capacity is developed in the first five years. ECE professionals create the learning opportunities that stimulate children’s physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth to support optimal development. They are a part of new discoveries everyday as children explore their interests, develop their talents and learn the social skills to thrive in our diverse society. If you enjoy interacting with children, helping them explore their world, and discover their potential then a degree in Early Childhood from MACC might be right for you.

Program Information

The MACC Early Childhood Education program prepares graduates to support children and families by providing responsive care and quality education as a teacher/caregiver or director in childcare center, family childcare home, a Head Start, or Early Head Start program. Successful graduates can also be parent educators, enter public schools as a paraprofessional, or continue their education in this field. MACC Early Childhood Education classes are offered in the evening for the convenience of the working student. The Early Childhood Education program also offers a 32 credit hour certificate, a Certificate of Specialization and the Child Development Associate credential.

Employment Opportunities

More than 1.4 million people worked in the childcare profession in 2006 and that number is expected to grow faster than average for all professions in the next decade. Many of these early care and education professionals work for other employers, but about 35% of all workers in this profession have the entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy the benefits of being self-employed. The proportion of children being cared for by parents or relatives is expected to continue to decline, spurring additional demand for early care and education personnel.

As formal Pre-K education becomes more widely accepted and desired, employment opportunities will increase in the field. An associate degree will be the entry-level educational requirement for these positions. Qualified persons interested in this work should have little difficulty finding and keeping employment, and those individuals with college education can typically expect and demand higher earnings. Earnings for self-employed workers vary depending on the number of hours worked, the number and age of the children served and location.

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AAS degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester (Fall)
   
 BOA152 or
 MTH140 or
 MTH142 or
 MTH160
 ^Business Math/Electronic Calculations or
 ^Precalculus Algebra or
 ^Quantitative Reasoning or
 ^Elementary Statistics
3 BOA152 or
MTH140 or
MTH142 or
MTH160
 ECE110  Foundations of Early Care & Education 3  
 ECE130  Essentials of Infant/Toddler Care 3  
 HST105 or
 HST106 or
 PSC105
 American History to 1865 or
 American History from 1865 or
 Functions & Policies of American Government
3  
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3 LAL101
 SKL101  College Orientation 1 SKL101
    16  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
   Biological or Physical Science 3-5  
 ECE120  Nutrition, Safety & Health 3  
 ECE140  >Play as Learning 3  
 ECE150 or
 ECE160
 >^CDA Seminar or
 ^Beginning Lab in Infant Toddler Setting
2-3  
 ECE165  ^Assessment in Early Childhood I 1  
 ECE210  ^Early and Middle Childhood 3  
    15-18  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
 ECE170  ^Beginning Lab in Preschool 2  
 ECE175  ^Assessment in Early Childhood II 1  
 ECE220  ^Working with Families & the Community 3  
 ECE230  ^Guidance & Inclusion in Early Childhood 3  
 ECE240  ^Emergent Language & literacy 3  
 ECE250  ^Curriculum & Planning in Early Childhood 3  
   Humanities*** 3  
    18  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
   Directed Electives**** 6  
 ECE260 or
 EDU220
 ^Professional Issues in Early Childhood or
 ^Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society
3  
 ECE270  ^Management of Early Childhood Programs 3  
 ECE290  ^Early Childhood Practicum 3  
 ECE296  ^Early Childhood Capstone 1  
    16  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 65-68  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

**A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all required Early Childhood Education courses (prefix "ECE") to earn an AAS or Certificate in Early Childhood Education or an Early Learning Assistant Certificate.

>Articulation Credit from secondary programs or credit-by-credential with a current CDA.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

 

***Recommended Humanities

FLN 101 Elementary Spanish
PHI 152 Introduction to Ethics
PHI 251 Religions of the World
Any Literature designated Humanities

****Directed Electives

ACC 100 Small Business Accounting
BUS 112 Principles of Management
ECE145 CDA Preparation and Observation
PSY 101 General Psychology
PSY 205 Human Lifespan Development
SOC 101 Sociology
SOC 211 Sociology of the Family
Any course from the 42-hour general education block

Associate of Applied Science
Information Technology - Programming

Computer programmers are the unsung heroes in the IT field. Every system must run at its optimum performance to deliver information vital to doing business. Programmers provide the means to retrieve that data. MACC trains programmers in several languages to meet the world's IT needs. C#, Java and C++ are the core languages. Individuals also learn SQL, a database query language used in database management and more. Concepts are delivered to provide maximum transfer of knowledge to other languages. Programming graduates are prepared to enter the field as entry-level programmers or transfer to a four-year institution. MACC also offers a 32 credit hour certificate and multiple Certificates of Specialization in this field.

Specific classes in the CIT curriculum are industry approved to allow successful students to sit for: A+, Linux +, and Cisco CCENT and CCNA certification.

 

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AAS degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester (Fall)
   
 CIT105   ^Programming I 3  CIT105
 CIT106   IT Essentials 3  
 LAL101**** or
 
BUS150****
 ^Composition I or
 ^Business Communication
3  LAL101 or
 BUS150
 MTH140  ^Precalculus Algebra 3  MTH140
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
    16  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
 CIT145   Web Design I 3  
 CIT150  Linux Administration I 3  
 CIT152  Introduction to Networks 3  
 CIT205   ^Programming II 3  
   Biological or Physical Science (with lab)  4-5  
    16-17  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
 CIT135   ^Object Oriented Programming I  3  
 CIT153  ^Routing and Switching Essentials 3  
 CIT201  ^Relational Database Systems 3  
 CIT245  ^Web Design II  3  
   ^Programming Language Elective 3  
 SKL250 or
 CIT295 
 Employment Seminar or
 ^Computer Information Technology Internship 
1-2  
    16-17  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
CIT250   ^Linux Administration II  3  
CIT255   Cyber Security  3  
CIT261 ^Systems Project: Programming 3  
   ^Programming Language Elective 3  
HST105 or
HST106 or
PSC105
 American History to 1865 or
 American History from 1865 or
 Functions & Policies of American Government
3  
   Humanities (Ethics or Logic recommended) 3  
    18  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 66-68  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

**Virtual course delivery is available for all "CIT" classes required in this degree program and for many other required classes. Talk to your program advisor to learn which courses are offered in the virtual delivery format.

***Note for all Computer Information Technology AAS degrees and certificates (32 credit hour and Certificates of Specialization): A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all required CIT courses (course prefix "CIT") to earn an AAS degree, 32 credit hour certificate, or Certificate of Specialization).

****It is recommended that students take LAL101 Composition I if they are planning to transfer to a four-year college.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

 

Associate of Arts in Teaching

All Missouri community colleges offer the same Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree option for students who want to transfer to a 4-year college or university to pursue a bachelor's degree in teacher education. Most public and private 4-year colleges and universities have agreed to articulate the AAT with their bachelor's degree programs.

The AAT curriculum is based on MO-Step standards and mid-preparation benchmarks approved by the Missouri Department
of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). This common curriculum ensures that you will meet the competencies identified by DESE at the completion of the second year of postsecondary education.

For updated information regarding the AAT degree, please contact Robert Williams, Teacher Education Program Coordinator, at ext. 11630.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult an advisor and the transfer institution prior to enrolling in courses to ensure that all selected courses will transfer.

 

Instructions for Required Background Check

 

Academic Map

 

  Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester (Fall)
   
 HST105 or
 HST106 or
 PSC105
 American History to 1865 or
 American History from 1865 or
 Functions & Policies of American Government
3  
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 MTH140 or
 MTH142 or
 MTH150
 ^Precalculus Algebra or
 ^Quantitative Reasoning or
 ^Precalculus
3  MTH140 or
 MTH142 or
 MTH150
 PSY101  General Psychology 3  PSY101
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
    16  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
 EDU220  ^Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society 3  EDU220
 EDU235  ^Educational Technology 3  
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
 MUS102   Music Appreciation or other Humanities 3  
 PSY205  ^Human Lifespan Development 3  
    15  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
 BIO101  Biology (or other BIO science with lab)** 4  
 EDU225  ^Teaching Professions with Field Experience 3  
 EDU233 or
 EDU242
 ^Multicultural Education or
 ^Education of Exceptional Learners
3  
 EDU245  ^Educational Psychology 3  
 LAL252  Children's Literature for the Elementary Teacher or
 other Literature course for Secondary Education
3  
    16
 
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
 ART101  Art Survey and Appreciation I or other Humanities 3  
 EDU295  ^Education Capstone 2  
   Elective*** 3  
   Elective*** 3  
 PHY101  ^Foundations of Physical Science (or other PHY science with lab)** 4  
    15  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 62
 

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

**The AAT degree requires a student to complete a minimum of 9 credit hours in science. In addition, the science courses must represent each discipline (BIO and PHY), and both science courses must include a lab.

***Suggested Electives
ECN101 Macroeconomics
GEO101 World Geography I or
GEO102 World Geography II

Other – Transfer Institutions may have specific requirements. You should be in contact with any institution to which you might transfer.

^Please refer to the college catalog and course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

 

Degree Requirements

I. General Education
Statewide general education core1........................................................42 hours

General education credits should be carefully selected with the help of an advisor whenever possible to meet degree requirements and prerequisites, to prepare for the MoGEA, and to address level and area of teacher preparation.

1EDU 235 Educational Technology fulfills the computer literacy requirement of the 42-hour general education core.

 

II. Life Skills
SKL101 College Orientation ......................................................................1 hour

 

III. Statewide Required Teacher Education Core Courses
EDU 220 Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society ................................................3 hours
EDU 225 Teaching Profession w/ Field Experience .........................................................3 hours
EDU233 Multicultural Education  or
EDU242 Education of Exceptional Learners......................................................................3 hours
EDU 235 Educational Technology2 .....................................................................................3 hours
EDU 245 Educational Psychology .......................................................................................3 hours
Total Required Core Courses ............................................................................................15 hours

2EDU 235 Educational Technology replaces (but is not replaced by) CIT 101 Computer Essentials in the 42-hour general education block.

 

IV. MACC Required Teacher Education Core Courses
EDU 295 Education Capstone................................................,............1 hour

 

V. Electives
Electives or other institutional requirements .....................................6 hours

Electives may be selected from education electives, content areas or any other courses. They should be carefully selected with the help of an advisor to meet degree requirements, prerequisites, preparation for the MoGEA, and planned level and area of teacher preparation.

Total Required Hours for AAT Degree .........................................62-63 hours

 

IV. Other Requirements

  1. Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
  2. Students must achieve a minimum score on the MoGEA as determined by the College.
  3. Students must achieve a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average and earn a grade of “C” or better in all required Teacher Education core courses.
  4. Four-year transfer institutions may have additional requirements including higher grade point average or MoGEA scores. Students are encouraged to work closely with an advisor from the receiving institution so that they may understand and prepare to meet all entrance requirements.

 

Resource Links:

DESE

MoSTEP Standards

 

For more information contact:

Robert L. Williams II

Coordinator of Teacher Education

101 College Avenue

Moberly, MO 65270

660-263-4110 x11630

Associate of Arts - Health Science (Pre-ADN)

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.

Visit our Associate Degree in Nursing program page for more information on admission criteria or contact Michelle Frey, Assistant Director of Allied Health, ext. 11369.

Math Pathways Information

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester (Fall)
   
 BIO205***  Human Anatomy 4  BIO205
 LAL101***  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 MTH140*** or
 MTH142***
 ^Precalculus Algebra or
 ^Quantitative Reasoning
3  MTH140 or
 MTH142
 PSY101***  General Psychology 3  
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  
 SPK101***  Public Speaking 3  
    17  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
 BIO206***  ^Microbiology** 4  
 BIO209***  ^Physiology** 4  
 ***  History or Government 3  
 LAL102***  ^Composition II 3  
 PSY205***  ^Human Lifespan Development 3  
    17  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
   Elective (BIO101 Biology - Recommended)
4  
   Elective (^MTH160 Elementary Statistics - Recommended)
3  
   Elective 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts (PHI152 Introduction to Ethics - Recommended) 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
    16  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
   Elective (HSC171 Medical Terminology - Recommended)
3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts
3  
   Physical Science (^PHY121 General Chemistry I - Recommended)
5  
 SOC101***  Sociology 3  
    15  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 64  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

**Physiology and Microbiology must be repeated if completed five years or more before the date of entry into the ADN program. 

^Please refer to the college catalog and course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

***Required courses for the ADN program. These courses are not pre-requisites, but it is beneficial to take as many as possible while waiting for admission into the program.

 

Associate of Science

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is intended for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering.  Completion of the AS degree requires a minimum of 64 credit hours of approved courses.

The AS degree differs from the Associate of Arts (AA) degree in the level of mathematics and science coursework that is required. Students meeting the prerequisites for MTH 150 (Precalculus) or MTH201 (Analytic Geometry & Calculus I) in their first semester can expect to complete the AS degree in four semesters. Students requiring additional math preparation prior to MTH150 will require additional semesters to complete the degree.

 

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AS degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.

Course Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester (Fall)
   
  History or Government 3  
LAL101  ^Composition I 3 LAL101 
MTH201 ^Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 5 MTH201
SKL101 College Orientation 1 SKL101
SPK101 Public Speaking 3  
    15  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
ECN101 or
ECN102
Macroeconomics or
Microeconomics
3  
LAL102 ^Composition II 3  
MTH202 ^Analytic Geometry & Calculus II 5 MTH202
PHY121 ^General Chemistry I 5  
    16  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
  Engineering Elective 3  
  Humanities Elective 3  
MTH203 ^Analytic Geometry & Calculus III 5  
PHY201 ^Engineering Physics I 5  
    16  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
  Engineering Elective 3  
  Engineering Elective 3  
  Humanities Elective 3  
PHY202 ^Engineering Physics II 5  
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3  
    17  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 64  

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

**Shaded courses must be completed in the sequence indicated. Failure to complete these courses in the appropriate sequence will result in extension of time to complete the AS degree. In particular, failure to complete MTH 201 (with a C or above) by the end of the second semester will result in an extension of time to completion of the AS degree of a full year.

^Please refer to the college catalog and course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

 

Transfer Institutions

The majority of students enrolled in our AS degree program plan to transfer to engineering programs at either Missouri S&T or the University of Missouri-Columbia. Since specific program requirements vary based on engineering discipline and transfer institution, all students are encouraged to connect with academic advisors at their intended transfer institution early in the program.

Missouri S&T

Engineering Degree Programs offered at S&T

         Elective Course Transfer Guide

Information for Transfer Students

University of Missouri (College of Engineering)

Degree Programs offered at MU

         Elective Course Transfer Guide

Information for Prospective Students 

 

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Patti Cole
Associate of Science/STEM Coordinator
601 Business Loop 70 West, Suite 216
Columbia, MO 65203

(573) 234-1067 x12107

 

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