Early Childhood Education | Early Intervention Associate Degree

Early childhood education and early childhood/early intervention programs are designed to prepare graduates for entry-level careers in early childhood/childcare settings with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and pre-kindergarteners. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in development and learning theory, as well as instructional strategies in areas that include language and literacy, physical activity, and creative arts. Students will also be provided opportunities for diverse community experiences and the promotion of continuous learning through student-centered practices of modeling, professionalism, and collaboration. 

What can I do with the Early Childhood Education Associate Degree?

The associate degree in Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention will start you on a path to receiving associate licensure in pre-kindergarten education. You will be qualified to teach in, or manage, licensed daycare, Head Start, and preschool programs, or become a library assistant.

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Early Childhood Education | Early Intervention Course Work:

  • First Term (12 Credits)
    • First Year Seminar (2)
    • EDCR 101: Psychology of Learning & Teaching (3)
    • SPCH 111: Public Speaking (3)
    • LENG 111: College Composition (3)
    • EDCR 103: Foundations of Teaching (1)

 

  • Second Term (12 Credits)
    • LENG 112: Critical Analysis and Composition (3)
    • SPED 101: Special Education Overview (3)
    • LTHE 101: Foundations of Theology (3)
    • ECED 100: Early Childhood Overview (3)

 

  • Third Term (9 Credits)
    • LPHI 131: Intro to Philosophy (3)
    • ECED 101: Child Development Birth-Age 5 (3)
    • ECED 103: Instructional Design & the Early Childhood Classroom (3)

 

  • Fourth Term (14 Credits)
    • SPED 242: Collaboration/Partnerships in Special Ed (3)
    • ECED 200: Early Language/Literacy Development (3)
    • SPED 245: Meeting Learning Needs w/ Exceptions (3)
    • EDCR 302: Expressive Arts (3)
    • ECED 204: Concepts/Methods Math I (2)

 

  • Fifth Term  (12 Credits)
    • ECED 202: Concepts/Methods Early Lit/Reading PreK-1 (3)
    • ECED 300: Integrated Curriculum PreK-4 (3)
    • ECED 205: Concepts and Methods of Instruction: Mathematics II (2)
    • ECED 310: Physical Well-Being of Child (3)

 

  • Sixth Term (9 Credits)
    • ECED 309: Family Involvement in Educational System (3)
    • SPED 322: Positive Behavior Supports (3)
    • MATH 111: College Algebra (3)