Early Childhood Education (AAS)

Program Information

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare 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.

Program Notes

You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.

The semesters in which general education courses (SB, HU, COM, and Science) are suggested are flexible and may be switched in sequence. You may want to consider taking one or more of these courses during the summer session in order to distribute your class load more evenly between the semesters.

This program includes an embedded Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Early Childhood Education and Child Development Associate (CDA) Preparation. You will need to apply for this certificate before graduation.

For more information, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 18 Credits Grade Sem/Year
CFS 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    
COMANY Any Communications (COM) course(s) 3    
Semester II 15-20 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Enrolling in more than 18 credits requires special permission.

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 3    
CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

Test Reading Exempt on the district placement test. (0-3 credits)

3    
MAT 112 Math Concepts and Appl OR

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

(MAT142 is recommend for university transfer.)

3    
Semester III 16 Credits Grade Sem/Year

You are required to complete two (2) internship courses for this program.

During the first few weeks of this semester, see an Academic Advisor or the Program Director to apply for your CCL in Child Development Associate (CDA) Preparation.

CFS 157 Marriage & Family Life 3    
EED 210 Creative & Cognitive Play 3    
EED 211 Language Acquisition in the Young Child 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

You are required to complete two (2) internship courses for this program. EED255 should be taken concurrently with second internship course.

During the first few weeks of this semester, see an Academic Advisor or the Program Director to apply for your AAS and CCL in Early Childhood Education.

EED 250 Early Literacy Development 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 is recommended.)

4    

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