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

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

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

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

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

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Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

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