Early Childhood Education and Care Program Requirements - Degree

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's degree.

Effective: Fall 2017

General Education Requirements Credits: 17-18

Class

Credits

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

-

Science: Any Group 1 course with a lab

4

Social Science: PSY 101

3

 

Occupational Specialty Requirements Credits: 41-42

Class

Credits

ECE 101 Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 202 Human Development and Learning

5

ECE 203 Curriculum for Child Guidance

3

ECE 204 Early Childhood Curriculum

3

ECE 206 Infant Toddler Care Curriculum

3

ECE 220 Early Education Administration

3

ECE 230 Early Literacy and Learning

3

ECE 290 Early Education Internship 

3-4

EDU 212 Educating Exceptional Children

3

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 211 Marriage and the Family

3

General Electives

6

Minimum Program Requirements: 60

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