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Early Childhood Education

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.

BCC also offers Early Childhood Education Diploma and Certificate  options.

Birth-Kindergarten (B-K) Teaching Licensure – Associate in Applied Science Degree (A55220L)

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester #1
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 1
-or-
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Education 4
EDU 131 Child, 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 ll 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
Natural Science Elective 4
CHM 151, GEL 111 or PHY 110/PHY 110A
Social/Behavior Science Elective 3
ECO 251, ECO 252, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132, POL 120, or SOC 210
Semester Total 7
Fall Semester #2
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers and Twos 3
EDU 280 Language & Literacy Exper 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 4
-or-
BIO 111 General Biology I 4
Semester Total 16
Spring Semester #2
EDU 216 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 250 Teacher Licensure Preparation 3
EDU 284 Early Childhood Capst Pract 4
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, or PHI 240
Semester Total 16
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 71

Early Childhood Education Non-Licensure – Associate in Applied Science Degree (A55220NL)

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester #1
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 1
-or-
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Education 4
EDU 131 Child, 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 ll 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
Natural Science Elective 4
CHM 151, GEL 111 or PHY 110/PHY 110A
Social/Behavior Science Elective 3
ECO 251, ECO 252, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132, POL 120, or SOC 210
Semester Total 7
Fall Semester #2
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers and Twos 3
EDU 280 Language & Literacy Exper 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 4
-or-
BIO 111 General Biology I 4
Semester Total 16
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
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, or PHI 240
Semester Total 16
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 71

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

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester #1
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 1
-or-
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 Education Articulation Agreements

The Early Childhood Education Articulation Agreement is a statewide academic progression agreement that will promote educational advancement opportunities for early childhood education (ECE) students matriculating from the North Carolina Community College System to the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina in order to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Birth-Kindergarten teaching licensure program or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related Early Education non-licensure program.

This articulation agreement describes a progression degree plan that includes required general education for all Birth-Kindergarten (BK) education degree plans (licensure and non-licensure) and pre-major courses that are acceptable to all state funded ECE to BK programs (licensure and non-licensure) options.  Students who follow the progression degree plan will have 60 hours applied to all of the North Carolina public ECE to BK programs, both licensure and non-licensure.  Early Childhood Education students following the plan are guaranteed not to take additional, and often duplicative, courses.

This agreement does not guarantee student acceptance into any bachelor program at UNC institutions.  ECE students must meet applicable admissions criteria and policies designated by, and earn admission into, the UNC institution of their choice.  These criteria and admissions requirements may include (but are not limited to) minimum GPA and Praxis scores and their associated timelines, as published by each university’s Bachelor’s Degree in Birth-Kindergarten and Early Education-related programs (both licensure and non-licensure options).

Early Childhood Education Bilateral Articulation Agreements

BCC and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) have a bilateral articulation agreement allowing students who complete an Associate in Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education at BCC to transfer to UNCG into Human Development and Family Studies, Early Care and Education, Option I-A: Non-Licensure or Option I-B: B-K Licensure programs leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree at UNCG.

BCC and the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) have a bilateral articulation agreement allowing students who complete an Associate in Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education at BCC to transfer to UNCW into the Education of Young Children program leading to a Bachelor of Arts Degree at UNCW. The Early Childhood Education program director and the UNCW Academic Advisor are available for details with the terms and conditions of this agreement and advice on course selection.

BCC and Barton College have a bilateral articulation agreement allowing students who complete an Associate in Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education at BCC to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Birth to Kindergarten with Teacher Certification (B-K) at Barton College.

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