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Early Childhood Education AAS Degree Courses

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

2017–2018 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.

◆ General education course
▣ Non-transfer general education course
► Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.
◉ Students must pass a DHS Criminal History Record Check and an FBI Fingerprint Check before being placed in Field Experience courses.

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Semester 1
ECE-103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 $563.25
ECE-158 Early Childhood Curriculum I 3 $533.25
ECE-170 Child Growth and Development 3 $533.25
ECE-221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3 $533.25
ENG-105 Composition I -OR- 3 $533.25
COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace 3 $533.25
Total Credits 15

Semester 2
ECE-133 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3 $623.25
ECE-159 Early Childhood Curriculum II 3 $533.25
ECE-243 Early Childhood Guidance 3 $533.25
ECE-274 Field Experience I 2 $375.50
ECE-944 Field Experience Seminar I 1 $177.75
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $533.25
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $533.25
MAT-156 Statistics -OR- 3 $533.25
Math Electives 3
Total Credits 15

Semester 3
ECE-125 School Age Care 2 $355.50
ECE-260 Current Topics and Issues in Child Care 2 $355.50
ECE-284 Field Experience II 2 $355.50
ECE-298 Career Strategies for Early Childhood 2 $355.50
ECE-299 Early Childhood Professional Portfolio 1 $177.75
ECE-945 Field Experience Seminar II 1 $177.75
EDU-130 Home, School, and Community Relations 3 $533.25
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $533.25
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3 $533.25
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology 3 $533.25
Total Credits 16

Semester 4
ECE-250 Advanced Curriculum Planning 3 $533.25
ECE-290 Early Childhood Program Administration 3 $533.25
EDU-235 Children's Literature 3 $533.25
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners 3 $533.25
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $533.25
Total Credits 15

Math Electives
MAT-122 College Algebra 5 $888.75
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 $711.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $533.25
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 $711.00
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 $711.00
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 $711.00

Course Cost Calculation

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

The course cost calculation does not include:

Student Success Specialist

Tiffany Dodd
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Program Advisors

Jane Even
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Emily Knutson
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Tami McCoy
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Department Secretary

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Deb Hacker
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Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4041
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