2017-2018 Semester Catalog

Early Childhood Care and Education (EC13) Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Program Description:

The Early Childhood Care/Education associate of applied science degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application as well as general core competencies necessary for successful employment. Gradu­ates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, Georgia Pre-K programs, and elementary school paraprofessional positions. Graduates of this program will receive one of six areas of specialization: exceptionalities, infant/toddler, program administration, paraprofessional, school age, or family child care.

Entrance Requirements: Prior to enrolling in a lab course (ECCE 1121, ECCE 2240), students must provide the following documentation: (1) A satisfactory criminal record check, (2) CPR/First Aid certification.

General Education Core (Minimum 18 Credit Hours)

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

XXXX xxxxHumanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

XXXX xxxxLanguage Arts/Communication Elective

3

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

 

MATH 1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

3

OR

MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling

3

OR

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

 

XXXX xxxxGeneral Education Core Elective

3

Occupational Curriculum (48 Credit Hours)

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

ECCE 1101Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education

3

ECCE 1103Child Growth and Development

3

ECCE 1105Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

ECCE 1112Curriculum and Assessment

3

ECCE 1113Creative Activities for Children

3

ECCE 2115Language and Literacy

3

ECCE 2201Exceptionalities

3

ECCE 2202Social Issues and Family Involvement

3

ECCE 2203Guidance and Classroom Management

3

ECCE 1121Early Childhood Care and Education Practicum

3

ECCE 2116Math and Science

3

ECCE 2245Early Childhood Care and Education Internship I

6

 

ECCE 2246Early Childhood Care and Education Internship II

6

OR

XXXX xxxxGuided Electives

6

And completion of one of the following specializations (6 Credit Hours):

Exceptionalities Specialization (6 credit hours)

ECCE 2360Classroom Strategies for Exceptional Children

3

ECCE 2362Exploring Your Role in the Exceptional Environment

3

OR

Infant and Toddler Specialization (6 credit hours)

ECCE 2330Infant/Toddler Development

3

ECCE 2332Infant/Toddler Group Care and Curriculum

3

OR

Paraprofessional Specialization (6 credit hours)

ECCE 2310Paraprofessional Methods and Materials

3

ECCE 2312Paraprofessional Roles and Practices

3

OR

Program Administration Specialization (6 credit hours)

ECCE 2320Program Administration and Facility Management

3

ECCE 2322Personnel Management

3

OR

School Age and Youth Care Specialization (6 credit hours)

ECCE 2350Early Adolescent Development

3

ECCE 2352Designing Programs and Environments for School Age Children and Youth

3

Total Credit Hours: 72 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation