Early Childhood Education Evening AAS Degree Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits: 61
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. 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.

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

Courses marked as a general education course ◆ can be taken any term: fall, spring, or summer.

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Term 1 — Fall
ECE-103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Offered Evening Hybrid
8WK1 3 $671.00
ECE-133 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Offered Evening Hybrid
8WK1 3 $700.00
ECE-158 Early Childhood Curriculum I
Offered Evening Hybrid
8WK2 3 $638.00
ECE-243 Early Childhood Guidance
Offered Evening Hybrid
8WK2 3 $630.00
ENG-105 Composition I -OR- O E 3 $630.00
COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace 3 $630.00
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $630.00
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- O E 3 $630.00
MAT-121 College Algebra -OR- 4 $840.00
Math Elective
Total Credits 18

Term 2 — Spring
ECE-159 Early Childhood Curriculum II
Offered Evening Hybrid
8WK2 3 $630.00
ECE-170 Child Growth and Development
Offered Online
3 $630.00
ECE-221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education
Offered Evening Hybrid
8WK2 3 $630.00
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $630.00
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- O E 3 $630.00
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology O E 3 $630.00
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication O E 3 $630.00
Total Credits 15

Term 3 — Fall
ECE-125 School Age Care
Offered Online
O 2 $420.00
ECE-260 Current Topics and Issues in Child Care
Offered Online
8WK1 2 $420.00
ECE-274 Field Experience I
Placed in variety of classrooms 8 hours per week for 16 weeks
2 $445.00
ECE-298 Career Strategies for Early Childhood
Offered Online
8WK2 2 $420.00
ECE-299 Early Childhood Professional Portfolio
Offered Online
1 $210.00
ECE-944 Field Experience Seminar I
Offered Online
1 $210.00
EDU-130 Home, School, and Community Relations
Offered Online
3 $630.00
Total Credits 13

Term 4 — Spring
ECE-250 Advanced Curriculum Planning
Offered Online
3 $630.00
ECE-284 Field Experience II
Placed in preschool classroom 8 hours per week for 16 weeks
2 $420.00
ECE-290 Early Childhood Program Administration
Offered Online
3 $630.00
ECE-945 Field Experience Seminar II
Offered Online
1 $210.00
EDU-235 Children's Literature
Offered Online
O 3 $630.00
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners
Offered Online
O E 3 $630.00
Total Credits 15

Math Electives
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

Course Cost Calculation

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

Course calculations are based on 2022–2023 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
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
Email Kate Childers


Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
Email Catharine Freeman

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