Associate of Applied Science Degrees
Purpose: The curriculum is designed for persons who seek employment involving the care and education of young children, or for those persons presently employed in these situations who wish to update and enhance their competencies. Occupational opportunities include program leaders, supervisors, and/or directors in child development programs.
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CURRICULUM:
Student DevelopmentSDV 100 or any approved SDV course1
English ENG 111-112 6
Mathematics Any 100 level or higher MTH course13
Health/Physical Education HLT 1353
Humanities Any course from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language3
Social Sciences PSY 235 and any course from ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, or SOC6
Communication CST 1003
CHD 118Language Arts for Young Children3
CHD 119Introduction to Reading Methods3
CHD 120Introduction to Early Childhood Education3
CHD 145Teaching Art, Music and Movement to Children3
CHD 146Math, Science and Social Studies for Children3
CHD 165Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings3
CHD 166Infant and Toddler Programs3
CHD 205Guiding the Behavior of Children3
CHD 210Introduction to Exceptional Children3
CHD 215Models of Early Childhood Education Programs3
CHD 216Early Childhood Programs, School, and Social Change3
CHD 265Advanced Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings3
CHD 270Administration of Childcare Programs3
CHD 298Seminar and Project1
Total Minimum Credits65
Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies by passing ITE 115 (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement.
1 Students considering transfer should check with anticipated four-year institution to determine appropriate MTH courses and/or sequences.
2 Humanities Elective: Any course from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language
Students graduating from this program will be required to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.