Early Childhood Education-Career Entry A55220A

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.

Number of credit hours required for this program: 65

General Education Requirements


Take 3 credits from ENG-111


Take 3 credits from COM-231 ENG-112

Humanities/Fine Arts

Take 3 credits from ART-111 ART-114 ART-115 MUS-110 MUS-112 PHI-215 PHI-240


Take 3 credits from MAT-110 MAT-143


Take 3 credits from PSY-150

Major Requirements

Technical Core

Take 29 credits from EDU-119 EDU-131 EDU-146 EDU-151 EDU-153 EDU-221 EDU-234 EDU-280 EDU-284

Child Development

Take 6 credits from EDU-144 EDU-145

Other Major Requirements

Required Courses

Take 12 credits from EDU-235 EDU-261 EDU-262 HEA-110


Take 2 credits from CIS-110 CIS-111

Student Success

Take 1 credit from ACA-111 ACA-118 ACA-122