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Early Childhood Education

Associate in Applied Science Degree
65 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0070

General Education Requirements:

Credit Hours

Area A — 

Communications

 

 

EGL 101

3

 

One course from EGL 102, EGL 111, EGL 212, SPE 103

3

Area B — 

Mathematics

3-4

 

One course from MAT 125, MAT 129, MAT 131
(MAT 125 or MAT 131 recommended)

 

Area C — 

Science

0

 

(No course needed)

 

Area D — 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3

 

(Recommend two courses from: PSY 101, 107; SOC 101, 104)

 

Area E — 

Humanities/Fine Arts

3

 

One course from a humanities or fine arts discipline

 

Area F — 

Global Studies*

0-3

 

One course that satisfies Global Studies requirement

 

Other General Education credits 

0-3

 

Additional credits from Areas B, C, D, E or F if needed to meet 18-credit-hour minimum

 

Total General Education Requirements:

18

   

Major Requirements:

Credit Hours

ECE 102 Child Growth and Development

3

ECE 104 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

4

ECE 106 Guidance of the Young Child

3

ECE 107 Observation and Assessment of the Young Child

3

ECE 108 Nutrition and Health for the Young Child

3

ECE 125 Play and Creative Expression for the Young Child

3

ECE 180 The Exceptional Child

3

ECE 226 Language Arts and Social Studies for the Young Child

3

ECE 227 Math and Science for the Young Child

3

ECE 255 Curriculum Design for Early Childhood Programs

3

ECE 257 Practicum I

5

ECE 258 Practicum II

5

ECE 270 Child, Family and Community Relations

3

ECE courses to total a minimum of three semester credit hours

3

Total Major Requirements:

47


Total Semester Credit Hours for Associate in Applied Science Degree:

65



Note: Completion of this degree can lead to obtaining the Illinois Early Care and Education Credential Lever IV or the Illinois Infant Toddler Credential Level IV. Contact the Early Childhood Education chair of details.

*Students may take a Global Studies course that satisfies both Area F and another Area requirement.

Also see
Early Childhood Education Department
Careers in Early Childhood Education
All Degrees and Certificates

Alumni Profile

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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


February 14
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record*.

February 15
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 16
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

February 28
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 11
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 14 -20
Spring Break

March 21
Classes resume after Spring Break.

March 23
Registration opens for summer 2016 semester.

March 27
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.


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