Early Childhood Education AAS (60 Credits)

Career Opportunities

Graduates enjoy a consistently high placement rate in their new careers. Career opportunities for Early Childhood Education graduates may be found in early childhood centers, school settings, long-term care facilities, licensed family child care, facilities for people with disabilities, as well as those who are interested in starting their own business as child care providers.

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*Note: First Aid & CPR for Child Care or equivalent required: Current CPR, Sudden Unexplained Infant Death and Shaken Baby Certification must be maintained throughout the program. This is a pre-requiste to ECED 1250: Early Childhood Internship
Suggested Technical Studies Semester I
ECED1230 Professional Relations in Early Childhood Careers 3 Credits
ECED1235 Guidance: Managing the Physical and Social Environment 3 Credits
ECED1240 Planning & Implementing Curriculum 3 Credits
EDUC1200 Introduction to Education 3 Credits
EDUC1225 Education Internship I 3 Credits
Suggested Technical Studies Semester II
ECED1245 Safety, Health and Nutrition 3 Credits
ECED1250 Early Childhood Education Internship II 3 Credits
EDUC1210 Multicultural Education 3 Credits
EDUC1220 Child Growth and Development 3 Credits
SPED1205 Introduction to Special Education 3 Credits
Suggested Technical Studies Semester III
ECED2205 Family & Community Relations 3 Credits
ECED2210 Literature & Language Development Experiences 3 Credits
ECED2220 Caring for Children with Special Health Needs 2 Credits
EDUC1215 Technology Strategies for Educators 2 Credits
Suggested Technical Studies Semester IV
ECED2230 Teaching Young Children with Challenging Behaviors 3 Credits
ECED2240 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 1 Credits
General Education
ENGL1302 Analytical Writing 4 Credits
MNTC Goal Area 1 Communication - Oral *CMST2300 Recommended 3 Credits
MNTC Goal Area 3 Natural Sciences 3 Credits
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MNTC Goal Area 4 Math/Logic 3 Credits
MNTC Goal Area 5 Historical/Social and Behavior Science 3 Credits
MNTC Goal Area 7 Diversity 3 Credits
Estimated cost for books and supplies: $1,575

PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice.