Early Childhood Education AAS Degree Courses

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

2021–2022 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

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 $622.50
ECE-158 Early Childhood Curriculum I 3 $622.50
ECE-170 Child Growth and Development 3 $622.50
ECE-221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3 $622.50
ENG-105 Composition I -OR- O E 3 $622.50
COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace 3 $622.50
Total Credits 15

Semester 2
ECE-133 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3 $622.50
ECE-159 Early Childhood Curriculum II 3 $622.50
ECE-243 Early Childhood Guidance 3 $622.50
ECE-274 Field Experience I 2 $415.00
ECE-944 Field Experience Seminar I 1 $207.50
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $622.50
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- O E 3 $622.50
MAT-121 College Algebra -OR- 4 $830.00
Math Elective 3
Total Credits 15

Semester 3
ECE-125 School Age Care 2 $415.00
ECE-260 Current Topics and Issues in Child Care 2 $415.00
ECE-284 Field Experience II 2 $415.00
ECE-298 Career Strategies for Early Childhood 2 $415.00
ECE-299 Early Childhood Professional Portfolio 1 $207.50
ECE-945 Field Experience Seminar II 1 $207.50
EDU-130 Home, School, and Community Relations 3 $622.50
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $622.50
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- O E 3 $622.50
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology O E 3 $622.50
Total Credits 16

Semester 4
ECE-250 Advanced Curriculum Planning 3 $622.50
ECE-290 Early Childhood Program Administration 3 $622.50
EDU-235 Children's Literature O 3 $622.50
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners O E 3 $622.50
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication O E 3 $622.50
Total Credits 15

Math Electives
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 $830.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $622.50
MAT-156 Statistics O E 3 $622.50
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 $830.00
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 $830.00
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 $830.00

Course Cost Calculation

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

Course calculations are based on 2021–2022 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Contact Information

Academic/College Success Advisor

Lisa Ciesielski
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4433
Email Lisa Ciesielski
Schedule an appointment with Lisa Ciesielski

Program Advisors

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

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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