Early Childhood Education and Care Program Requirements

Associate in Applied Science Degree - NMC code 321

This program prepares students for the challenges of the ever-changing world of early care and education. Specialized courses and liberal arts studies provide students with a foundation needed to pursue careers in early childhood education, childcare, and preschool education. The order in which courses are take  is not critical except where prerequisites are involved. Course substitutions may be made only with the approval of the program coordinator or the academic area chair.

Students planning to pursue a four-year degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education should follow NMC's degree requirements for the ASA degree and familiarize themselves with the requirements of the school of choice for their bachelor degree.

Effective: Fall 2015

General Education Requirements Credits: 17-18

Communications: ENG 111 and either BUS 231 or ENG 112

7-8

Humanities: ENG 210

3

Math competency: Placement into MTH 111 or higher, or completion of MTH 23 or MTH 23A and MTH 23B

-

Science: Any Group 1 course with a lab

4

Social Science: PSY 101

3

 

Occupational Specialty Requirements Credits: 41-42

CD 101 Early Childhood Education

3

CD 202 Human Growth and Development

5

CD 203 Guiding Young Children

3

CD 204 Early Childhood Curriculum

3

CD 206 Infant/Toddler Development

3

CD 220 Childhood Program Management

3

CD 230 Early Language and Literacy

3

CD 290 Service Learning Internship Experience*

3-4

PSY 101 Intro to Psychology

3

PSY 212 Psychology/Exceptional Child

3

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 211 Marriage and the Family

3

General Electives: Two courses

6

*The internship can be split over more than one semester.

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