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Associate in Applied Science - Early Childhood Education

60 credit hours

Catalog Year 2018-2019

General Education Requirements

Class Title Credit Hours
ENGL 101 Critical Reading & Writing 3
COMM 101 Introduction to Oral Communication 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Phychology 3
Social & Behavioral Science Any one IAI Social & Behavioral Science course 3
Life Science or Physical Science Any one IAI Life Science or Physical Science course 3-4
Humanities or Fine Arts Any one IAI Humanities or Fine Arts course 3
Total Credit Hours 18-19

Early Childhood Education Program Requirements

Class Title Credit Hours
CHLD 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
CHLD 102
OR
CHLD 121 & 122
Growth & Development of the Young Child
OR
Foundations of Child Development I (PLA) & Foundations of Child Development II (PLA)
3
OR
2 & 1
CHLD 105
OR
CHLD 124 & CHLD 125
Curriculum for Early Childhood Programs
OR
Curriculum in EC Settings I & Curriculum in EC Settings II
3
OR
2 & 1
CHLD 109
OR
CHLD 128 & CHLD 129
Observation & Assessment of Young Children
OR
Foundations of Observation and Assessment I & Foundations of Observation and Assessment II
3
OR
2 & 1
CHLD 201 Practicum I 3
CHLD 202 Health, Safety & Nutrition for the Young Child 3
CHLD 209
OR
CHLD 238 & 239
Child, Family & Community
OR
Partnering with Families and Communities I (PLA) & Partnering with Families and Communities II (PLA)
3
OR
2 & 1
Total Credit Hours 21

Electives Requirement

Class Title Credit Hours
ART 220 Arts for Early Childhood: Visual Arts 3
CHLD 103 Environmental Design to Support Children's Play 3
CHLD 108 Guidance of the Young Child 3
CHLD 110 Introduction to Human Verbal Development 3
CHLD 115 Written & Spoken Language Development 3
CHLD 126 Foundations of Family Child Care 2
CHLD 127 EC Foundations for Family Child Care 1
CHLD 203 Science Activities for young Children 2
CHLD 222, MATH 131 or MATH 141 Math Content & Concepts for Young Child, Explorations in Math or Introduction to Statistics 3-4
CHLD 204 Infant & Toddler Care 3
CHLD 206 Practicum II 3
CHLD 207 Exceptional Child 3
CHLD 220 Individual & Family Development 3
CHLD 221 Foundations of Inclusion 3
CHLD 226 Family Child Care Programming 2
EDUC 135 The Multicultural Classrom 3
EDUC 295 Service Learning for Future Teachers 3
LITR 118 Children's Literature 3
Total Required Credit Hours 21

Information is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment.

Early Childhood Education Questions

Contact the Social Sciences Department

Early Childhood Practitioner Partnership Program at Heartland Community College