Early Childhood Education (AAS)

Program Information

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) for Early Childhood Education prepares individuals to work within the field of early childhood education (ECE), focusing on programs serving children birth through 8 years of age. The courses are based on current ECE theory and practice, are offered in a variety of formats, and are scheduled to accommodate those who are already working in the ECE field.

 

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Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 18 Credits Grade Sem/Year
CFS 176 Child Development OR 3    
ECH 176 Child Development OR 3    
CFS 235 Developing Child: Theory into Practice, Prenatal - Age 8 3    
EED 212 Guidance, Management and the Environment 3    
EED 215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3    
EED 220 Child, Family, Community and Culture 3    
ENG 101 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 107 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
COM 100 Introduction to Human Communication OR 3    
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication OR 3    
COM 225 Public Speaking OR 3    
COM 230 Small Group Communication 3    
Semester II 15-20 Credits Grade Sem/Year

EED200 and EED278 are scheduled so students may complete both courses in the same semester.

EED 111 Multimedia and the Early Childhood Education Classroom 3    
EED 200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3    
EED 222 Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child: Birth to Age Eight 3    
EED 278 Early Learning: Curriculum and Instruction - Birth/Preschool

(EED278 is offered at GCC only during the spring semester.)

3    
CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0-3 credits)

3    
MAT 112 Math Concepts and Appl OR

Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course (3-5 credits)

(MAT142 is recommended for students considering university transfer)

3    
Semester III 16 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Two internship courses are required.

CFS 157 Marriage & Family Life 3    
EED 210 Creative & Cognitive Play

(EED210 is offered at GCC only during the fall semester)

3    
EED 211 Language Acquisition in the Young Child

(EED221 is offered at GCC only during the fall semester)

3    
EED 260 Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship OR 1    
EED 261 Early Childhood Preschool Internship 1    
ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
HU ANY Any approved General Education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area. 3    
Semester IV 14 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Two internship courses are required. EED225 should be taken concurrently with second internship course.

EED 250 Early Literacy Development

(EED250 is offered at GCC only during the spring semester)

3    
EED 255 Portfolio Development and Writing for the Profession 3    
EED 280 Stndrd, Obsrvtion, Assess: 0-8 3    
EED 260 Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship OR 1    
EED 261 Early Childhood Preschool Internship 1    
NS ANY Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences area.

(FON241 and FON241LL are recommended)

4    

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