Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Courses

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

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.

2016–2017 Suggested Sequence of Study and Course Cost

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.

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 $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
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $505.50
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $505.50
MAT156 Statistics -OR- 3 $505.50
Math Electives 3  

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Total Credits 18
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
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3 $505.50

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Total Credits 15
Semester 3
ECE120 Communication with Families 2 $337.00
ECE122 Parenting Relationships 2 $337.00
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 Child Development Career Strategies 2 $337.00
ECE945 Field Experience Seminar II 1 $168.50
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 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
EDU246 Including Diverse Learners 3 $505.50
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology 3 $505.50

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Total Credits 12
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
319-239-2329 ext.1060
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Jane Even
Black Hawk Hall 236
319-296-2329 ext.1431
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Tami McCoy
Black Hawk Hall 236
319-296-2329 ext.1298
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Emily Knutson
Black Hawk Hall 236
319-296-2329 ext.1558
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Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258B
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