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 402.3055, each prospective student must be fingerprinted and undergo a criminal background check, reference check and tuberculosis test. Information received is confidential and is required to determine the prospective student’s eligibility to work with children.

Program Core Courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

EEC 2930

Seminar in Childhood Education

3

EEC 2001

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

ENC 1101

Freshman Composition Skills I

3

QMB 1001**

College Business Mathematics

3

SPC 26081

Effective Speaking

3

EME 2040

Introduction to Technology for Educators

3

BSC 1020

Biology and the Human Experience

3

One of the following options: (To satisfy Social Science and Humanities requirements)

ISS 1013

Introduction to the Social Sciences and

 

HUM 1020

Introduction to the Humanities

 

 

OR

 

WOH 2012

World Civilizations I and either

 

HUM 1020

Introduction to the Humanities or

 

HUM 1230

Introduction to the Humanities: Since the Renaissance

6

 

OR

 

WOH 2022

World Civilizations II and either

 

HUM 1020

Introduction to the Humanities or

 

HUM 1210

Introduction to the Humanities: To the Renaissance

 

 

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.

** MAC 1105 College Algebra is recommended for students planning to enroll in the college's baccalaureate degree programs.