Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education – Diploma Courses

Award: Diploma
Program Start: Fall, Spring
Enrollment Status: Full-time or part-time

The Diploma program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is from the current catalog year, organized in the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student, and is subject to change.

Part-time students, visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

If you are a current student your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. View your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and to search and register for classes.

Required Background Screenings

Students must pass a DHS Criminal History Record Check and an FBI Fingerprint Check before being placed in Field Experience courses.

Semester 1
ECE103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE158 Early Childhood Curriculum I 3
ECE170 Child Growth and Development 3
ECE221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3
ENG105 Composition I -OR- 3
COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace 3
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3
Math Elective 3

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Total Credits 18
Semester 2
ECE133 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
ECE159 Early Childhood Curriculum II 3
ECE243 Early Childhood Guidance 3
ECE274 Field Experience I 2
ECE944 Field Experience Seminar I 1
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology -OR- 3
PSY102 Human and Work Relations 3

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Total Credits 15
Math Electives
MAT122 College Algebra 5
MAT128 Precalculus 4
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3
MAT156 Statistics 3
MAT210 Calculus I 4
MAT216 Calculus II 4
MAT219 Calculus III 4
MAT772 Applied Math 3

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 222
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Jane Huebner
Black Hawk Hall 226
319-296-2329 ext.1431
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Tami McCoy
Black Hawk Hall 226
319-296-2329 ext.1298
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Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 224
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