Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 61
Program Start: Fall, Spring

Required Background Screenings

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

2017–2018 Suggested Sequence of Study

The Early Childhood Education program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student.

When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation/Degree Audit to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General Education courses
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite. See the course description for more details.

Semester 1
ECE103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 $535.50
ECE158 Early Childhood Curriculum I 3 $505.50
ECE170 Child Growth and Development 3 $505.50
ECE221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3 $505.50
ENG105 Composition I -OR- 3 $505.50
COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace 3 $505.50

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Total Credits 15
Semester 2
ECE133 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3 $595.50
ECE159 Early Childhood Curriculum II 3 $505.50
ECE243 Early Childhood Guidance 3 $505.50
ECE274 Field Experience I 2 $357.00
ECE944 Field Experience Seminar I 1 $168.50
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $505.50
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $505.50
MAT156 Statistics -OR- 3 $505.50
Math Electives 3

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Total Credits 15
Semester 3
ECE125 School Age Care 2 $337.00
ECE260 Current Topics and Issues in Child Care 2 $337.00
ECE284 Field Experience II 2 $337.00
ECE298 Career Strategies for Early Childhood 2 $337.00
ECE299 Early Childhood Professional Portfolio 1 $
ECE945 Field Experience Seminar II 1 $168.50
EDU130 Home, School, and Community Relations 3 $505.50
PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $505.50
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3 $505.50
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3 $505.50

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Total Credits 16
Semester 4
ECE250 Advanced Curriculum Planning 3 $505.50
ECE290 Early Childhood Program Administration 3 $505.50
EDU235 Children's Literature 3 $505.50
EDU246 Including Diverse Learners 3 $505.50
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $505.50

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Total Credits 15
Math Electives
MAT122 College Algebra 5 $842.50
MAT128 Precalculus 4 $674.00
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $505.50
MAT210 Calculus I 4 $674.00
MAT216 Calculus II 4 $674.00
MAT219 Calculus III 4 $674.00

Course Cost Calculation:
2016–2017 resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
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Student Success Specialist

Tiffany Dodd
Black Hawk Hall 261
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Jane Even
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Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258B
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