Early Childhood Education AAS Degree Courses

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

2019–2020 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 Academic Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

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Semester 1
ECE-103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 $642.50
ECE-158 Early Childhood Curriculum I 3 $586.50
ECE-170 Child Growth and Development 3 $586.50
ECE-221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3 $586.50
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 $586.50
COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 Non-transfer general education course $586.50
Total Credits 15

Semester 2
ECE-133 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3 $676.50
ECE-159 Early Childhood Curriculum II 3 $586.50
ECE-243 Early Childhood Guidance 3 $586.50
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 $411.00
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 $195.50
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3 Non-transfer general education course $586.50
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 $586.50
MAT-121 College Algebra Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. -OR- 4 General education course $782.00
Math Elective 3
Total Credits 15

Semester 3
ECE-125 School Age Care 2 $391.00
ECE-260 Current Topics and Issues in Child Care 2 $391.00
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 $391.00
ECE-298 Career Strategies for Early Childhood 2 $391.00
ECE-299 Early Childhood Professional Portfolio 1 $195.50
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 $195.50
EDU-130 Home, School, and Community Relations 3 General education course $586.50
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 Non-transfer general education course $586.50
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $586.50
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $586.50
Total Credits 16

Semester 4
ECE-250 Advanced Curriculum Planning Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $586.50
ECE-290 Early Childhood Program Administration Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $586.50
EDU-235 Children's Literature Course offered online 3 General education course $586.50
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $586.50
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $586.50
Total Credits 15

Math Electives
MAT-128 Precalculus Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $782.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $586.50
MAT-156 Statistics Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $586.50
MAT-210 Calculus I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $782.00
MAT-216 Calculus II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $782.00
MAT-219 Calculus III Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $782.00

Course Cost Calculation

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

The course cost calculation does not include:

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