Academics

Early Childhood Education – Upper Iowa University

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Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
EDU-216 Intro to Teaching 3 s.h.
EDU-219 Field Exper. & Seminar 1 s.h.
ECE-103 Intro to Early Childhood 3 s.h.
PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy 3 s.h.
SOC-110 OR PSY-111 3 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 17 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
BCA-101 OR BCA-215 Computers 3 s.h.
PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Psych. OR
PSY-121 Developmental Psych.
3 s.h.
ECE-133 Child Health, Safety & Nutri. 3 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h
MAT-121* OR MAT-140*
OR MAT-156*
3-4 s.h.
Total 18-19 s.h.
Third Semester
ART-101 OR ART-120 OR MUS-100 OR LIT-130
OR PHI-101
3 s.h.
CHM-166 a General Chemistry I 5 s.h.
EDU-250 Educ. Technology/Design 3 s.h.
EDU-235 a Children’s Literature 3 s.h.
ECE-159 Early Childhood Curr. II 3 s.h.
Total 17 s.h.
Fourth Semester
BIO-186a OR 202a OR 206a OR ENV-110 3-4 s.h.
EDU-242 Classroom Assessment 2 s.h.
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners 3 s.h.
HIS-151 OR HIS-152 U.S. History 3 s.h.
POL-111 OR POL-112 OR POL-121 3 s.h.
PSY-281 Educational Psychology 3 s.h.
Total 17-18 s.h.

* – Required ACT/Compass math scores needed before enrolling in any math class.
a – See prerequisites for this/these courses before selecting one.

    • NIACC ECE AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements at Upper Iowa University Prekindergarten-Grade 3.
    • Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement.
    • Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
    • Upper Iowa University has a requirement of one biological science and one physical science course.

Suggested electives/Career Technical:

    • SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success
    • RDG-125 College Reading Strategies
    • FLS-141 & FLS-142 Elem. Spanish I & II

Other courses for Early Childhood offered online in Summer Terms:

    • ECE-243 Early Childhood Guidance
    • ECE-131 Home & School Relationships in Early Childhood
    • ECE-221 Infant/Toddler Care & Education

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