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 Development||SDV 100 or any approved SDV course||1|
|Mathematics||Any 100 level or higher MTH course1||3|
|Health/Physical Education||HLT 135||3|
|Humanities||Any course from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language2||3|
|Social Sciences||PSY 235 and any course from ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, or SOC||6|
|CHD 118||Language Arts for Young Children||3|
|CHD 119||Introduction to Reading Methods||3|
|CHD 120||Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3|
|CHD 145||Teaching Art, Music and Movement to Children||3|
|CHD 146||Math, Science and Social Studies for Children||3|
|CHD 165||Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings||3|
|CHD 166||Infant and Toddler Programs||3|
|CHD 205||Guiding the Behavior of Children||3|
|CHD 210||Introduction to Exceptional Children||3|
|CHD 215||Models of Early Childhood Education Programs||3|
|CHD 216||Early Childhood Programs, School, and Social Change||3|
|CHD 265||Advanced Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings||3|
|CHD 270||Administration of Childcare Program||3|
|CHD 298||Seminar and Project||1|
|Total Minimum Credits||65|
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.
First Year: Fall
First Year: Spring
Second Year: Fall
Second Year: Spring
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.