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Early Childhood Education—Evening AAS Degree Program

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

Required Background Screenings

Students must pass a DHS Criminal History Record Check and an FBI Fingerprint Check before being placed in Field Experience courses.

Evening Course Schedule

Evening hybrid classes are typically eight weeks and offered from 6:00–8:50pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Courses marked as gen ed ◆ can be taken any semester.

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.

Note: Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

◆ General education course
▣ Non-transfer general education course
► Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.

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Fall Semester
ECE103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 $563.25
ECE158 Early Childhood Curriculum I 3 $533.25
ECE221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3 $533.25
ENG105 Composition I 3 $533.25
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $533.25
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $533.25
MAT156 Statistics -OR- 3 $533.25
Math Elective
Total Credits 15

Spring Semester
ECE133 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3 $623.25
ECE159 Early Childhood Curriculum II 3 $533.25
ECE170 Child Growth and Development 3 $533.25
ECE243 Early Childhood Guidance 3 $533.25
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $533.25
Total Credits 15

Fall Semester
ECE125 School Age Care 2 $355.50
ECE260 Current Topics and Issues in Child Care 2 $355.50
ECE274 Field Experience I * 2 $375.50
ECE290 Early Childhood Program Administration 3 $533.25
ECE299 Early Childhood Professional Portfolio 1 $177.75
ECE944 Field Experience Seminar I * 1 $177.75
EDU130 Home, School, and Community Relations 3 $533.25
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3 $533.25
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3 $533.25
Total Credits 17

* Courses will be 16 weeks and must be completed during the day or afternoon.

Spring Semester
ECE250 Advanced Curriculum Planning 3 $533.25
ECE284 Field Experience II * 2 $355.50
ECE298 Career Strategies for Early Childhood 2 $355.50
ECE945 Field Experience Seminar II * 1 $177.75
EDU235 Children's Literature 3 $533.25
EDU246 Including Diverse Learners 3 $533.25
Total Credits 14

* Courses will be 16 weeks and must be completed during the day or afternoon.

Math Electives
MAT122 College Algebra 5 $888.75
MAT128 Precalculus 4 $711.00
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $533.25
MAT210 Calculus I 4 $711.00
MAT216 Calculus II 4 $711.00
MAT219 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
Black Hawk Hall 261
319-296-2329 ext.1060
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Program Advisors

Jane Even
Black Hawk Hall 236
319-296-2329 ext.1431
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Emily Knutson
Black Hawk Hall 236
319-296-2329 ext.1558
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Tami McCoy
Black Hawk Hall 236
319-296-2329 ext.1298
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Department Secretary

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
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Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
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