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2014-2015 Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2022  
2014-2015 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.

Program Pathway

First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed Math Gen Ed; 3 - 4 credits 3   Gen Ed ENG 102 - Composition and Literature 3
Gen Ed Diversity Gen Ed 3   Gen ED Arts & Humanities Gen Ed 3
EDU 103 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3   EDU 116 Infant and Toddler Development 3
Gen Ed PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3   Gen Ed Biological/Physical Science Gen Ed; 3 - 4 credits 3
Gen Ed ENG 101 - English Composition 3   EDU 114 The Developing Child 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
PSY 203 Educational Psychology 3   EDU 269 Internship I 3
EDU 115 Methods and Materials in Early Childhood Education 3   Elective Choose in consultation with an advisor 3
EDU 212 Processes and Acquisition of Reading 3   EDU 215 Child Care Center Administration and Management 3
PED 215 Early Childhood Physical Activities 3   ENG 104 Children’s Literature 3
MUS 205 Music Skills for the Classroom Teacher 3   EDU 211 Introduction to Special Education 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15

General Education Requirements (21-23 Credits)


Arts/Humanities


Behavioral/Social Sciences


Biological/Physical Science


Diversity


Mathematics


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)


Note:


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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