Early Childhood Development (A.A.S.)
About the Program
The Early Childhood Development associate of applied science degree is a 60-credit option that prepares you with the necessary skills to be qualified for a variety of early childhood positions. The program emphasizes observation, assessment, and planning of curriculum activities to support cognitive development, fine/gross motor physical development, social and emotional development, language and literacy development, and self-help skills of children birth through age eight. Credits earned while completing the educational requirements for the AAS articulate directly into the LC State General Studies: Education BA/BS degree option offered through the Teacher Education Division.
Early Childhood Dev AAS Major Reqmts complete the following 3 requirements44 creditsAssociate of Applied Science courses. A Technical Skills Assessment is required.Students wishing to enroll in the program must complete an application packet. Students will not be allowed to register for courses in the program beyond the first semester without a completed application packet. Instructions for completing the application packet will be provided by the program advisor. Take ECDPT 100, 104, 108, 112, 150, 155, 205, 208, 209, 211, 250, 255, and RE 301.ECDPT100 - Health/Safe/Nutrition3 creditsECDPT104 - Intro to Early Child3 creditsECDPT108 - Child Development3 creditsECDPT112 - Infant Toddler Dev2 creditsECDPT150 - Observation3 creditsECDPT155 - Child Family Community2 creditsECDPT205 - Guiding Young Children2 creditsECDPT208 - Curriculum Development3 creditsECDPT209 - Professionalism3 creditsECDPT211 - Exceptional Child3 creditsECDPT250 - Program Administration3 creditsECDPT255 - Curriculum Dev II3 creditsRE301 - Psycholinguistics/Lit3 creditsTake 2 credits of Internship, from ECDPT 194A-B-C-D.ECDPT194A - IN:Early Child Dev I1 - 6 creditsECDPT194B - IN:Early Child Dev II1 - 6 creditsECDPT194C - IN:Early Child Dev III1 - 6 creditsECDPT194D - IN:Early Child Dev IV1 - 6 creditsTake two 3-credit Internships, from ECDPT 294A-B-C-D, for a total of 6 credits.ECDPT294A - IN:Early Child Dev I1 - 6 creditsECDPT294B - IN:Early Child Dev II1 - 6 creditsECDPT294C - IN:Early Child Dev III1 - 6 creditsECDPT294D - IN:Early Child Dev IV1 - 6 credits
60 Credits for Associate of Applied Science Degree60 credits
* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.