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Early Childhood Education – Diploma

Credential: Diploma
Code: D55220

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

This program leads to an Diploma. To be eligible for graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed the course requirements as outlined below.

To qualify for admission into this program, the applicant must have a high school diploma or the equivalent.


|Course Prefix, No.|Title|Class|Lab|Clinical|Credit|
|Fall Semester|
| ACA 115 |Success & Study Skills|0|2|0|1|
| ACA 122 |Transfer Success|0|2|0|1|
| ENG 111 |Writing & Inquiry|3|0|0|3|
| EDU 119 |Early Childhood Educ|4|0|0|4|
| EDU 144 |Child Development I|3|0|0|3|
| EDU 146 |Child Guidance|3|0|0|3|
|Total Hours Per Week|13|2|0|14|
|Spring Semester|
| CIS 110 |Intro to Computer|2|2|0|3|
| EDU 131 |Child, Family & Comm|3|0|0|3|
| EDU 145 |Child Development II|3|0|0|3|
| EDU 151 |Creative Activities|3|0|0|3|
| EDU 153 |Health, Safety, & Nutrit|3|0|0|3|
|Total Hours Per Week|14|2|0|15|
|Summer Semester|
| MAT 143 |Quantitative Literacy|2|2|0|3|
| MAT 110 |Math Measurement & Literacy|2|2|0|3|
| EDU 221 |Children with Sp Needs|3|0|0|3|
| EDU 234 |Infants, Toddlers, & Twos|3|0|0|3|
| EDU 280 |Language and Literacy Exp|3|0|0|3|
| EDU 284 |Early Child Capstone Prac|1|9|0|4|
|Total Hours Per Week|12|11|0|16|