Recommended Course Sequence

Early Childhood

AAS Course Sequence:

 

First Semester - Fall
ECE 110 Foundations of Early Care and Education 3
ECE 130 Essentials of Infant/Toddler Care 3
LAL 101 Composition I 3
BOE 152 Business Math/Electronic Calculations or
MTH 100 Intermediate Algebra or higher level math 3
PSC 105 Functions and Policies of American Government or
HST 105 American History to 1865 3
SKL 101 College Orientation 1
16
Second Semester - Spring
ECE 120 Nutrition, Safety, and Health 3
ECE 140 Playing as Learning 3
ECE 150 CDA Seminar or 2-3
ECE 160 Beginning Laboratory in Infant/Toddler Setting
ECE 165 Assessment in Early Childhood I 1
ECE 210 Early and Middle Childhood 3
Physical or Biological Science 3-5
15-18
Third Semester - Fall
ECE 170 Beginning Lab in Preschool 2
ECE 175 Assessment in Early Childhood II 1
ECE 220 Working with Families and the Community 3
ECE 230 Guidance and Inclusion in Early Childhood 3
ECE 240 Emergent Language and Literacy 3
ECE 250 Curriculum and Planning in Early Childhood 3
Humanities Elective 3
18
Fourth Semester - Spring
ECE 260 Professional Issues in Early Childhood or 3
EDU 220 Foundations of Education
ECE 270 Management of Early Childhood Programs 3
ECE 290 Early Childhood Practicum 3
ECE 296 Early Childhood Capstone 1
Directed Electives 6
16
Directed Electives
PSY 101 General Psychology
PSY 205 Human Lifespan Development
SOC 101 Sociology
SOC 211 Sociology of the Family
ACC 100 Small Business Accounting
BUS 112 Principles of Management
Any course from the 42-hour general education block.
Recommended Humanities
PHI 152 Introduction to Ethics
PHI 251 Religions of the World
FLN 101 Elementary Spanish
Any Literature designated Humanities

 

Early Childhood Certificate

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Required Courses
ECE 110 Foundations of Early Care and Education 3
ECE 130 Essentials of Infant/Toddler Care 3
ECE 160 Beginning Lab in Infant/Toddler Setting or 2
ECE 170 Beginning Lab in Preschool
ECE 165 Assessment in Early Childhood I 1
ECE 140 Playing as Learning 3
ECE 120 Nutrition, Safety, and Health 3
ECE 210 Early and Middle Childhood 3
ECE 230 Guidance and Inclusion 3
21
Directed Electives
ECE 175 Assessment in Early Childhood II 1
ECE 220 Working with Families and the Community 3
ECE 240 Emergent Language and Literacy 3
ECE 250 Curriculum and Planning in Early Childhood 3
ECE 260 Professional Issues in Early Childhood 3
ECE 270 Management of Early Childhood Programs 3
SKL 101 College Orientation 1
SKL 250 Employment Seminar 1

A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of a minimum of 32 credit hours, including all required courses listed above plus directed elective credits to equal a total of at least 32 credit hours.