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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2013-2014 Catalog 
    Aug 04, 2020  
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood and Primary Grades Education, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree career program in Early Childhood and Primary Grades Education prepares individuals to work as lead teachers and directors of child care centers and preschools or to assist teachers in the instructional process in Pre-K through Grade 3 in public schools. While many of the Early Childhood courses transfer to four-year institutions, the primary purpose of the A.A.S. degree is to prepare students for immediate employment in a variety of child care settings. Students are required to submit a professional portfolio prior to graduation.

General Education Requirements (21-23 Credits)


Behavioral/Social Sciences

Biological/Physical Science



Free Electives (3 Credits)

Electives should be selected in consultation with an advisor to satisfy career goals or a transfer college curriculum. Some suggested courses are listed below.

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)


Students who have been convicted of child abuse, sexual abuse of a minor, or crimes of violence are precluded from employment in the field of teaching. Please discuss concerns with your advisor.

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