|ECE-103||Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3 s.h.|
|ECE-159||Early Childhood Curriculum II
OR ECE-221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education*
(3 s.h., Summer)
|ECE-170||Child Growth and Development||3 s.h.|
|ECE-133||Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition||3 s.h.|
|ECE-243||Early Childhood Guidance||3 s.h.|
|ECE-131||Home and School Relationships in Early Childhood||3 s.h.|
|Total Program Hours||30 s.h. minimum|
Must complete at least 12 s.h. from the following
|BIO-123||Inquiry Into Life Science**||4 s.h.|
|EDU-216||Introduction to Teaching||3 s.h.|
|EDU-219||Field Experience and Seminar***||1 s.h.|
|EDU-246||Including Diverse Learners**||3 s.h.|
|MAT-153||Math for Elementary Teachers I****||4 s.h.|
|MAT-154||Math for Elementary Teachers II*****||4 s.h.|
|PSY-223||Child and Adolescent Psychology+||3 s.h.|
|PSY-281||Educational Psychology||3 s.h.|
|SDV-210||Cooperative Education Internship++||1-3 s.h.|
The following courses address the competencies and functional areas necessary for students to begin the assessment and testing process for the Child Development Associate National Credential administered by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition. See http://www.cdacouncil.org/storage/documents/TransitionGuide_1-3-13.pdfChild Development Associate National Credential
|ECE-103||Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3 s.h. (Fall)|
|ECE-133||Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition||3 s.h. (Spring)|
|ECE-243||Early Childhood Guidance||3 s.h. (Spring)|
|ECE-221||Infant/Toddler Care & Education*
|3 s.h. (Summer)|
|ECE-159||Early Childhood Curriculum II||3 s.h. (Fall)|
*ECE-221 Infant/Toddler Care & Education is offered only in the Summer and may be taken as an alternative to ECE-159 Early Childhood Curriculum II. This allows a choice between earning an Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) or a preschool CDA when pursuing the Diploma option.
**Prerequisite: EDU-216 Introduction to Teaching.
***Corequisite: EDU-216 Introduction to Teaching.
****Prerequisite: MAT-092 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or an ACT Math score of at least 21, or a COMPASS Algebra Score of at least 56, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of at least 116, or Accuplacer College Math score of at least 45.
*****Prerequisite: MAT-153 Math for Elementary Teachers I with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor.
+Prerequisite: PSY-121 Developmental Psychology or PSY-223 Child and Adolescent Psychology. Education students MUST take PSY-223 Child and Adolescent Psychology.
++ All student who meet the admission standards set by the college and the following criteria are eligible to participate in the Cooperative Education Internship Program: (1) Students must have clearly stated set of career goals or a high interest in exploring a possible career related to the potential internship experience; (2) Students must have their proposed experience approved by the Office of Cooperative Education before they may begin; and (3) To register, students must be interviewed and approved by the Office of Cooperative Education.