Early Childhood Education Evening AAS Degree Courses

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

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 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.

Courses are subject to change.

General education course.
Non-transfer general education course.
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.
Course meets 100% online.
Course meets face-to-face after 5:00pm.
Students must pass a DHS Criminal History Record Check and an FBI Fingerprint Check before being placed in Field Experience courses. Field experience courses will be 16 weeks and must be completed during the day or afternoon.

Fall Semester
ECE-103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE-158 Early Childhood Curriculum I 3
ECE-221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3
ENG-105 Composition I Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 Gen Ed
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 Gen Ed
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3
MAT-156 Statistics -OR- Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3
Math Elective
Total Credits 15

Spring Semester
ECE-133 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
ECE-159 Early Childhood Curriculum II 3
ECE-170 Child Growth and Development 3
ECE-243 Early Childhood Guidance 3
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 Gen Ed
Total Credits 15

Fall Semester
ECE-125 School Age Care 2
ECE-260 Current Topics and Issues in Child Care 2
ECE-274 Field Experience I Students must pass a DHS Criminal History Record Check and an FBI Fingerprint Check before being placed in Field Experience courses. Field experience courses will be 16 weeks and must be completed during the day or afternoon. 2
ECE-290 Early Childhood Program Administration 3
ECE-299 Early Childhood Professional Portfolio 1
ECE-944 Field Experience Seminar I Students must pass a DHS Criminal History Record Check and an FBI Fingerprint Check before being placed in Field Experience courses. Field experience courses will be 16 weeks and must be completed during the day or afternoon. 1
EDU-130 Home, School, and Community Relations 3
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 Gen Ed
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3
Total Credits 17

Spring Semester
ECE-250 Advanced Curriculum Planning 3
ECE-284 Field Experience II Students must pass a DHS Criminal History Record Check and an FBI Fingerprint Check before being placed in Field Experience courses. Field experience courses will be 16 weeks and must be completed during the day or afternoon. 2
ECE-298 Career Strategies for Early Childhood 2
ECE-945 Field Experience Seminar II Students must pass a DHS Criminal History Record Check and an FBI Fingerprint Check before being placed in Field Experience courses. Field experience courses will be 16 weeks and must be completed during the day or afternoon. 1
EDU-235 Children's Literature Course offered 100% online 3 Gen Ed
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 Gen Ed
Total Credits 14

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

Student Success Specialist

Val Peterson
Black Hawk Hall 261
319-296-2329 ext.1083
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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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Administrative Assistant

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4007
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Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4041
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