Early Childhood Education Diploma Option Courses

Program Details
Award Diploma
Credits 30
Program Start Fall, Spring

2022–2023 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2022 or Spring 2023.

When registering for classes refer to Self-Service > Student Planning to view your specific program requirements, your progress, and ensure proper registration. See Registering for Credit Classes for registration information and instructions.

Courses and costs are subject to change. See what's included in the cost calculation.

Early Childhood Education Diploma courses may be taken during the day or evening hybrid with some being offered online only. Evening hybrid classes are typically eight weeks and offered from 6:00 – 8:50pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Evening hybrid courses are offered during specific terms. See the Evening AAS Degree Sequence of Study for more information.

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Term 1
ECE-103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 $671.00
ECE-158 Early Childhood Curriculum I 3 $638.00
ECE-170 Child Growth and Development
Offered Online
3 $630.00
ECE-221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3 $630.00
ENG-105 Composition I -OR- O E 3 $630.00
COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace 3 $630.00
Total Credits 15
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,199.00

Term 2
ECE-133 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3 $700.00
ECE-159 Early Childhood Curriculum II 3 $630.00
ECE-243 Early Childhood Guidance 3 $630.00
ECE-274 Field Experience I
Placed in variety of classrooms 8 hours per week for 16 weeks
2 $445.00
ECE-944 Field Experience Seminar I
Offered Online
1 $210.00
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $630.00
Math Elective 3
Total Credits 15
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,245.00

Math Electives
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts O E 3 $630.00
MAT-121 College Algebra 4 $840.00
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 $840.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $630.00
MAT-156 Statistics O E 3 $630.00
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 $840.00
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 $840.00
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 $840.00

Cost Calculation

Calculations are based on 2022–2023 resident tuition and fees and course fees.

  • Course Cost Calculation: $210 × course credits + course fee (if applicable).

  • Total Tuition + Course Fees Calculation: Sum of tuition and course fees for all courses for the term.

    • If more than one course can be taken to fulfill the requirement, the first course listed is used in the total tuition and fees calculation.

Additional costs not included in the cost calculations:

Contact Information

Academic/College Success Advisor

Amber Dullard
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014 ext.1223
Email Amber Dullard
Schedule an appointment with Amber Dullard

Faculty Advisors

Last Names A – M

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

Last Names N – Z

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

Administrative Assistant

Kate Childers
Black Hawk Hall 258
Email Kate Childers


Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
Email Catharine Freeman

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