The Education – Early Childhood Associate of Arts degree is a four-semester program designed to prepare students for employment as teachers or aides in early childhood programs, preschools, and Head Start programs. Students will gain background in child development as well as planning and administering early childhood educational programs. The courses will combine lecture activities with observation and participation activities in early childhood settings. The associate’s degree will allow students to enter the workforce or further their education as early childhood professionals.

The associate’s degree will allow students to enter the workforce or further their education as early childhood professionals.

Education Instructor and Students

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

Class Credit Hours
EDEC 1020 – Intro to Early Childhood Education 3
ENGL 1010 – English I: Composition 3
Constitutional Requirements 3
Freshman Foundations 1
Physical Education Activity 1
Social & Cultural Awareness 3
Total Credit Hours: 14

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

Class Credit Hours
FCSC 2121 – Child Development 4
HLED 1221 – Standard First Aid & Safety 2
MATH 1000 – Problem Solving or BADM 1005 – Business Mathematics I 3
Communications 2 3
*Program/Additional Electives 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

Class Credit Hours
EDEC 2000 – Engaging Families in Early Childhood Setting 3
ITEC 2360 – Teaching with Technology 3
LIBS 2280 – Literature for Children 3
Lab Science I 4
*Program/Additional Electives 3
Total Credit Hours: 16

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

Class Credit Hours
*Program/Additional Electives 14-15
EDUC 2800 – Outcomes Assessment: Education Capstone 1
Total Credit Hours: 15-16