Degree Course Descriptions

Suggest Course Sequence

Early Childhood Associate Degree AAS (A55220) - Full Time Student

Semester 1

PrefixCourse TitleCredits
EDU 119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education*** 4
EDU 144 Child Development I 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities** 3
EDU 151a Creative Activities Lab** 1

TOTAL 14

Semester II

PrefixCourse TitleCredit
EDU 145 Child Development II 3
EDU 131 Children, Family and Community 3
EDU 153
Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
EDU 184
Practicum 1 - Intro Practicum (3 hrs practicum plus 1 hr. of seminar) 2
EDU 251
Exploration Activities** 3
EDU 251a Exploration Activities Lab** 1

TOTAL 15

Summer Session

PrefixCourse TitleCredit
ENG 111 Expository Writing
3
COM 110 Introduction to Communication 3
Humanities Elective**** 3

TOTAL 9

Semester III

PrefixCourse TitleCredit
EDU 280
Language and Literacy Experiences** 3
EDU 280a Language and Literacy Experiences Lab** 1
EDU 221
Children with Exceptionalities 3
EDU 259 Curriculum Planning 3
SOC 210
Introduction to Sociology 3
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers and Twos 3

TOTAL 16

Semester IV

PrefixCourse TitleCredit
EDU 271
Educational Technology 3
EDU 284 Practicum II (9 hrs. practicum plus 1 hour of seminar) 4
MAT 140
Survey of Mathematics* 3
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting*****
3

TOTAL 13

TOTAL Credits Required = 67

*Or MAT 115 Mathematical Models (Non-Transferable to a 4-Year Institution)

**Co-requisite (see course description in back of college catalog or advisor)

***Or EDU 111 & EDU 112 or EDU 111 & EDU 113

****See appropriate catalog for list of Humanities Electives

*****Or English 113 Literature-Based Research

Students who are planning to transfer to UNC-C should take PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology and EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers and Twos as Professional/Business Electives and a Science Course with a lab (4 sch)