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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 — 

Contemporary Global Studies*

0-3

 

One course that satisfies Contemporary Global Studies requirement

 

 

One course that satisfies  Contemporary 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 Contemporary Global Studies course that satisfies both Area F and another Area requirement.

 

See Early Childhood Education Department page.

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IMPORTANT DATES


March 2
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2013 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 14
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 17 – 23
Spring break

March 24
Classes resume after spring break.

March 26
Registration opens for summer 2014 sessions.

March 30
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses.

April 9
Registration opens for fall 2014 semester.

May 15, 16
Evaluation Days.

May 16
Last day of student attendance.

May 19
Grading Day Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

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