Early Childhood Education

Program Description:

The Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education degree consist of 61 credit hours and is approximately one half of the curriculum required for a Bachelor of Arts in Education. The degree is designed to allow the holder to serve in a support capacity including, but not limited to, facilitating instruction and direct or indirect supervision of pupils under the direction of an educator. This program is designed to allow a seamless transfer to the baccalaureate degree at Marshall University.

REQUIRED COURSES for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
(Suggested Sequence)

Course Course Title Hours
COL 101 New Student Seminar 3
EDUC 101 Healthy Environment1,* 3
EDUC 105 Comp Instruction Technology in Classroom2 3
EDUC 120 Foundations of Early Childhood3,* 3
ENL 111 Written Communication4 3
EME 101 CPR/First Aid* 1
     
COM 112 Oral Communication1 3
EDUC 210 Observation Assess. of Young Children5 3
EDUC 220 Infant & Toddler Development5 3
EDUC 225 Development of Young Children5,6,* 3
EDUC 270 Level I Clinical Experience7 3
ENL 115 Written Communication8 3
     
EDUC 230 Early Language and Literacy9 3
EDUC 275 Level II Clinical Experience10 1
EDUC 295 Early childhood Curriculum & Methods11 3
MAT 120 Applied Professional Mathematics12 3
PSYC 215 Lifespan Psychology1 3
  Fine Arts Elective13 3
     
EDUC 215 Child, Family, and Community5 3
EDUC 261 The Exceptional Child14 3
EDUC 299 Capstone15 3
SCI 201 Ingegrated Science16 4

1. COM 112, EDUC 101, and PSYC 215 have a prerequisite of REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
2. EDUC 105 has a prerequisite of IT 101.
3. EDUC 120 has a pre-requisite of ENL 094 and/or 095, or placement in 100-level English.
4. ENL 111 has a prerequisite of ENL 095, or placement in 100-level English, and REA 098 or placement in 100-level reading.
5. EDUC 210, EDUC 215, EDUC 220, EDUC 225, has a prerequisite of ENL 111 and a grade of “C” or better in EDUC 120.
6. EDUC 225 has a co-requisite of EDUC 270.
7. EDUC 270 has a co-requisite of EDUC 225 or PSYC 215 for ACDS students.
8. ENL 115 has a pre-requisite of ENL 111.
9. EDUC 230 has a prerequisite of ENL 111 and EDUC 225.
10. EDUC 275 has a co-requisite of EDUC 295.
11. EDUC 295 has prerequisites of ENL 111, and a grade of “C” or better in EDUC 225, and EDUC 270.
12. MAT 120 has a prerequisite of MAT 096, or MAT 097, or placement in 100-level math.
13. Choose from the following: ART 101, HMN 120, or MUSI 101.
14. EDUC 261 has a pre-requisite of EDUC 225, and ENL 115.
15. EDUC 299 has a prerequisite of EDUC 295, and by permission.
16. SCI 201 has a pre-requisite of MAT 120, MAT 145 or MAT 120.
* Only students who began Apprenticeship Child Development Specialist classes fall 2002 or later will receive credit for these courses upon completion of their certificate.
**Students desiring to pursue a Baccalaureate degree through the articulation agreement with Marshall University should also complete an approved English literature elective. Please see the program advisor for a list of approved courses.

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