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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 the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A55220
NC CIP: 13.1210
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2016

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Com Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Educ 4 0 0 4
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Commun Requisite 3 0 0 3
EDU 144 Child Development I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety & Nutrit Requisite 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 19
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 19

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EDU 145 Child Development II Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities Requisite 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 112
OR
Writing/Research in the Disc Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
ENG 114
OR
Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 115 Oral Communication (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 REVISED 2016FA Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy Requisite 1 2 0 2
Totals

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

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EDU 214 Early Child Interm Pract Requisite 1 9 0 4
EDU 221 Children with Exceptional Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos Requisite 3 0 0 3
EDU 259 Curriculum Planning Requisite 3 0 0 3
EDU 280 Language & Literacy Exp Requisite 3 0 0 3
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
OR
General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 16
Lab/Shop Hours: 9
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 19

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EDU 271 Educational Technology Requisite 2 2 0 3
EDU 284 Early Child Capstone Prac Requisite 1 9 0 4
___ ___ EDU Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ EDU Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 13
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 19

Total Credit Hours: 71

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

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241, ENG 242, HUM 160, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, or PHI 240

EDU Electives – Recommended Pathway:

Early Childhood Education – Administration – Select 6 credit hours: BUS 151, EDU 173, EDU 261, EDU 262

Early Childhood Education – Family Childcare – Select 6 credit hours: EDU 114, EDU 152, EDU 154, EDU 162, EDU 261

Early Childhood Education – Early Education – Select 6 credit hours: EDU 152, EDU 157, EDU 162, EDU 220, EDU 247, EDU 252, EDU 282, EDU 287

Early Childhood Education – Special Education – Select 6 credit hours: EDU 162, EDU 220, EDU 222, EDU 223, EDU 248

Early Childhood Education – Transferring to a four-year university – Select 6 hours: BIO 110, HIS 132, PSY 241, PSY 281

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

A55220