Early Childhood Education AAS Degree Courses

Program Details
Award Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits 61
Program Start Fall, Spring

2022–2023 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

When registering for classes refer to Self-Service > Student Planning to view your specific program requirements, your progress, and ensure proper registration. See Registering for Credit Classes for registration information and instructions.

Courses and costs are subject to change. See what's included in the cost calculation.

Early Childhood Education AAS degree courses may be taken during the day or evening hybrid with some being offered online only. Evening hybrid classes are typically eight weeks and offered from 6:00 – 8:50pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Evening hybrid courses are offered during specific terms. See the Evening AAS Degree Sequence of Study for more information.

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Term 1
ECE-103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 $671.00
ECE-158 Early Childhood Curriculum I 3 $638.00
ECE-170 Child Growth and Development
Offered Online
3 $630.00
ECE-221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3 $630.00
ENG-105 Composition I -OR- O E 3 $630.00
COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace 3 $630.00
Total Credits 15
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,199.00

Term 2
ECE-133 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3 $700.00
ECE-159 Early Childhood Curriculum II 3 $630.00
ECE-243 Early Childhood Guidance 3 $630.00
ECE-274 Field Experience I
Placed in variety of classrooms 8 hours per week for 16 weeks
2 $445.00
ECE-944 Field Experience Seminar I
Offered Online
1 $210.00
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $630.00
Math Elective 3
Total Credits 15
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,245.00

Term 3
ECE-125 School Age Care
Offered Online
2 $420.00
ECE-260 Current Topics and Issues in Child Care
Offered Online
8WK1 2 $420.00
ECE-284 Field Experience II
Placed in preschool classroom 8 hours per week for 16 weeks
2 $420.00
ECE-298 Career Strategies for Early Childhood
Offered Online
8WK2 2 $420.00
ECE-299 Early Childhood Professional Portfolio
Offered Online
1 $210.00
ECE-945 Field Experience Seminar II
Offered Online
1 $210.00
EDU-130 Home, School, and Community Relations
Offered Online
3 $630.00
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $630.00
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- O E 3 $630.00
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology O E 3 $630.00
Total Credits 16
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,360.00

Term 4
ECE-250 Advanced Curriculum Planning
Offered Online
3 $630.00
ECE-290 Early Childhood Program Administration
Offered Online
3 $630.00
EDU-235 Children's Literature
Offered Online
O 3 $630.00
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners
Offered Online
O E 3 $630.00
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication O E 3 $630.00
Total Credits 15
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,150.00

Math Electives
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts O E 3 $630.00
MAT-121 College Algebra 4 $840.00
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 $840.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $630.00
MAT-156 Statistics O E 3 $630.00
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 $840.00
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 $840.00
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 $840.00

Cost Calculation

Calculations are based on 2022–2023 resident tuition and fees and course fees.

  • Course Cost Calculation: $210 × course credits + course fee (if applicable).

  • Total Tuition + Course Fees Calculation: Sum of tuition and course fees for all courses for the term.

    • If more than one course can be taken to fulfill the requirement, the first course listed is used in the total tuition and fees calculation.

Additional costs not included in the cost calculations:

Contact Information

Academic/College Success Advisor

Amber Dullard
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014 ext.1223
Email Amber Dullard
Schedule an appointment with Amber Dullard

Faculty Advisors

Last Names A – M

Jane Even
Black Hawk Hall 236
319-296-2329 ext.1431
Email Jane Even

Last Names N – Z

Emily Knutson
Black Hawk Hall 236
319-296-2329 ext.1558
Email Emily Knutson

Administrative Assistant

Kate Childers
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4007
Email Kate Childers

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Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4041
Email Catharine Freeman

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