Professional and Technical

Early Childhood Education Career Entry Option – Associate Degree (A55220CE)

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Coursework includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

This program is also available through Brunswick Online. Click to learn more.

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester #1
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 1
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ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Education 4
EDU 131 Children, Family&Community 3
EDU 144 Child Development I 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
Semester Total 17
Spring Semester #1
EDU 145 Child Development II 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety & Nutrition 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research/Disciplines 3
Semester Total 15
Summer Semester #1
EDU 271 Educational Technology 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, or PHI 240
Semester Total 6
Fall Semester #2
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, and Twos 3
EDU 280 Language and Literacy 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
EDU 251 Exploration Activities 3
Semester Total 15
Spring Semester #2
EDU 261 Early Childhood Admin I 3
EDU 262 Early Childhood Admin II 3
EDU 284 Early Childhood Capst Pract 4
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
Semester Total 13
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 66
Early Childhood Degree

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