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Early Childhood Education

Curriculum Description

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs and school-age programs.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Diploma

D55220
NC CIP: 13.1210
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Com Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Educ 4 0 0 4
EDU 144 Child Development I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 16
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Commun 3 0 0 3
EDU 145 Child Development II Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety & Nutrit 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EDU 214 Early Child Interm Pract 1 9 0 4
EDU 271 Educational Technology 2 2 0 3
EDU 280 Language & Literacy Exp 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 11
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 10

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3 0 0 3
EDU 221 Children with Exceptional Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 46

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

All prerequisites must be met before courses can be taken. See an EDU advisor concerning prerequisites.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

General Education Courses

Written Communication:

COM 120, ENG 111

Behavioral and Social Science:

PSY 118, PSY 150

Technology:

CIS 110, CIS 111

D55220