Academics

Early Childhood Education

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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.
MAT-153 Math for Elem.Teach I* 4 s.h.
PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy 3 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 18 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
Art OR Music OR Theatre OR Philosophy 3 s.h.
PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Psych. OR
PSY-121 Developmental Psych.
3 s.h.
ECE-133 Child Health, Safety & Nutrition 3 s.h.
ECE-243 Early Childhood Guidance 3 s.h.
MAT-110 OR MAT-156 3 s.h.
Total 18 s.h.
Third Semester
EDU-250 Educ. Technology/Design 3 s.h.
EDU-235 Children’s Literature 3 s.h.
ECE-159 Early Childhood Curr. II 3 s.h.
PHS-125 Physical Science 4 s.h.
PSY-281 Educational Psychology 3 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
Total 19 s.h.
Fourth Semester
BIO-123 Inquiry into Life Science 4 s.h.
EDU-242 Classroom Assessment 2 s.h.
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners 3 s.h.
HIS-113 OR HIS-151 OR HIS-152 3-4 s.h.
POL-111 American National Government 3 s.h.
GEO-124 OR GEO-125 3 s.h.
Total 18-19 s.h.

* – Required ACT/Compass math scores needed before enrolling in any math class. State of Iowa Teacher Licensure requires Life Science, Physical Science & Earth/Space Science.

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.

    • AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions. Check specific college website.
    • Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement.
    • Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
    • Suggested schedule dependent on entry level ACT/Compass scores of student.
    • http://www.cdacouncil.org/storage/documents/TransitionGuide_1-3-13.pdf
    • See Transfer Planning Guide for ISU Child, Adult, & Family major in College of Human Sciences.
    • Pre-professional Skills Test (PPST—Praxis) often required before admittance in most Teacher Education Programs.

Suggested electives/Career Technical:

    • SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success
    • RDG-125 College Reading Strategies
    • BCA-215 Computer Business Applications

Other courses for Early Childhood offered online in summer terms:

    • ECE-243 Early Childhood Guidance (also offered in spring term—online only)
    • ECE-131 Home & School Relationships in Early Childhood
    • ECE-221 Infant/Toddler Care &Education.