Early Childhood Education AAS Degree Courses

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

2018–2019 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program in the academic year listed.

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.

Course Descriptions: Show All | Hide All

Semester 1
ECE-103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 $591.00
ECE-158 Early Childhood Curriculum I 3 $561.00
ECE-170 Child Growth and Development 3 $561.00
ECE-221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3 $561.00
ENG-105 Composition I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 Non-transfer general education course $561.00
Total Credits 15

Semester 2
ECE-133 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3 $651.00
ECE-159 Early Childhood Curriculum II 3 $561.00
ECE-243 Early Childhood Guidance 3 $561.00
ECE-274 Field Experience I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Students must pass a DHS Criminal History Record Check and an FBI Fingerprint Check before being placed in Field Experience courses. 2 $394.00
ECE-944 Field Experience Seminar I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Students must pass a DHS Criminal History Record Check and an FBI Fingerprint Check before being placed in Field Experience courses. 1 $187.00
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3 Non-transfer general education course $561.00
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
MAT-156 Statistics Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
Math Electives 3
Total Credits 15

Semester 3
ECE-125 School Age Care 2 $374.00
ECE-260 Current Topics and Issues in Child Care 2 $374.00
ECE-284 Field Experience II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Students must pass a DHS Criminal History Record Check and an FBI Fingerprint Check before being placed in Field Experience courses. 2 $374.00
ECE-298 Career Strategies for Early Childhood 2 $374.00
ECE-299 Early Childhood Professional Portfolio 1 $187.00
ECE-945 Field Experience Seminar II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Students must pass a DHS Criminal History Record Check and an FBI Fingerprint Check before being placed in Field Experience courses. 1 $187.00
EDU-130 Home, School, and Community Relations 3 $561.00
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 Non-transfer general education course $561.00
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
Total Credits 16

Semester 4
ECE-250 Advanced Curriculum Planning Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $561.00
ECE-290 Early Childhood Program Administration Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $561.00
EDU-235 Children's Literature Course offered online 3 General education course $561.00
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
Total Credits 15

Math Electives
MAT-122 College Algebra Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 5 General education course $935.00
MAT-128 Precalculus Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $748.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $561.00
MAT-210 Calculus I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $748.00
MAT-216 Calculus II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $748.00
MAT-219 Calculus III Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $748.00

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Student Success Specialist

Val Peterson
Black Hawk Hall 147B
319-296-2329 ext.1083
Email me

Program Advisors

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

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

Administrative Assistant

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4007
Email me

Dean

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

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

Back to top