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Catalog and Student Handbook 2009-2010 
Catalog and Student Handbook 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

Early Childhood Education (A.A.S.)

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Major in Early Childhood Education (A.A.S.)

(Designed for the student who does not intend to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program.)

This program is designed to meet the needs of private child-care teachers and directors, public school Educational Assistants, and other career fields of Early Childhood Education. The program emphasizes the professional knowledge and skills essential for a well-qualified childcare provider. Note: Teaching public school pre-kindergarten through third grade requires a baccalaureate degree and Early Childhood certification.

Required Courses

General Education

  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credits: (3).
    (See Elective Options below)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective Credits: (3).
    (See Elective Options below)
  • Natural Sciences Elective (must include lab) Credits: (3).
    (See Elective Options below)
  • Math Elective Credits: (3). 
    (See Elective Options below)

Total General Education: 15 Credit Hours

ECED Elective Options: 6 Credit Hours

Individual institutions will make decisions on which electives to offer from the following:

Total ECED Required: 44-45

Total Credit Hours: 60

Elective Options

Elective options are listed on the Associate of Arts & Associate of Science Degree Requirements page.

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