Early Childhood Education

2259: A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education (63 Credit Hours)

CIP: 13.1210
FL CIP: 1413121003
SOC: 25-2011
Entry Wage: $25.23/hour

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in the early childhood field. This program combines theoretical, practical and supportive courses. Students will practice acceptable early childhood techniques with children in the on-campus laboratory preschool. With careful planning, A.S. degree candidates may also complete sufficient additional hours to qualify for the Associate in Arts degree. For information on this option, consult the Counseling Department.

To comply with Florida state law, Chapter 402.305 2(a), each prospective student must be fingerprinted and undergo an FDLE Level II background screening. The cost of these procedures is the responsibility of the student. Information received is confidential and is required to determine the prospective student’s eligibility to work with children. Additional information about this program can be found at CF.edu/education.

* Required prior to course term.

Program Core Courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

EEC 2930

Seminar in Childhood Education

3

EEC 2001

Introduction to Administration in Early Childhood Education

3

CHD 1440C

Child Care Practicum I*

3

EEC 1000

Introduction to Child Development and Education

3

EEC 1603

Child Guidance

3

EEC 2200

Curriculum in Childhood Education

3

CHD 1441C

Child Care Practicum II*

3

EEC 1921

Preschool Workshop

3

CHD 1339

Learning through Play

3

EEX 2010

Survey of Disabling Conditions

3

EEC 1940

Educational Field Experience

3

EEC 1907

Observing and Recording Behavior

3

EEC 2401

Home and Community

3

Program Electives

 

Elective

3

General Education Courses

SPC 26081

Effective Speaking

3

EME 2040

Introduction to Technology for Education

3

ENC 1101

Freshman Composition Skills I

3

 

 

 

One of the following:

MAC 1105

College Algebra

3

MAC 2311

Calculus I with Analytical Geometry

5

MGF 1106

Liberal Arts Mathematics

3

MGF 1107

Mathematical Explorations

3

STA 2023

Elementary Statistics

3

STA 2023H

Honors Elementary Statistics

3

 

 

 

One of the following:

ARH 1000

Art Appreciation

3

HUM 1020

Introduction to the Humanities

3

LIT 1000

Introduction to Literature

3

MUL 1010

Music Appreciation

3

PHI 2010

Introduction to Philosophy

3

THE 1000

Introduction to the Theatre

3

 

 

 

One of the following:

AMH 2020

United States History Since 1877

3

ANT 2000

Introduction to Anthropology

3

ECO 2013

Principles of Economics – Macro

3

POS 2041

American National Government

3

PSY 2012

General Psychology

3

PSY 2012H

Honors General Psychology

3

SYG 2000

Introductory Sociology

3

 

 

 

One of the following:

AST 1002

Descriptive Astronomy

3

BSC 1005

Introduction to Biology

3

BSC 2010

Integrated Principles of Biology I

3

BSC 2085

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

CHM 1020

Chemistry in Society

3

CHM 2045

General Chemistry I

3

ESC 1000

Earth Science

3

EVR 1001

Introduction to Environmental Science

3

PHY 1020

Elementary Physics for Nonscience Majors

3

PHY 1053C

General Physics I with Lab

3

PHY 2048C

General Physics with Calculus I with Lab

3

 

Total Credit Hours

63

1 Students may take the following courses to fulfill this requirement: SPC 2608 Effective Speaking, SPC 2608H Honors Effective Speaking, SPC 2300 Interpersonal Communication, SPC 2594 Intercollegiate Forensics Speech, SPC 2601 Advanced Effective Speaking, MMC 1101 Writing for Mass Communications (Note: this is a Gordon rule course), THE 1925 Play Production, or TPP 2100 Acting I.