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ADCS: Early Childhood Education, A.S.


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    The Associate of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) is an online degree designed for those with few credits, a CDA certificate, or no prior college level coursework. The program consisting of 63 credits is designed to provide a convenient and effective means of progress toward completion of the degree with a focus on early childhood. The curriculum prepares graduates for careers working in early childhood settings as classroom support staff, child care centers aides, head start support staff, and prepares them to enter the BA or BS Degree Completion program in early childhood education offered through the Adult Degree & Continuing Studies program, if desired. 

  • Major Requirements (30 credits)

    EDUC 101 Foundations of Education

    EDUC 150 Educational Psychology

    EDUC 207 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

    EDUC 212 Early Childhood Pedagogy

    EDUC 231 Child Development

    EDUC 205 Introduction to Special Education

    EDUC 250 Family, School and Community Partnerships

    EDUC 261 English Language Learner

    GEOG 201 Geography

    Liberal Studies Requirements (33 credits)

    PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology

    ENGL 103 Writing for a Discipline

    ENGL 104 Introduction to Literature

    FNAR Elective Art, Theater, Music (choose 1)

    HIST 103 or 104 US History

    SCI Elective Physical Science Preferred

    MATH 105 Modern Elementary Math I

    PHIL 205 Discovering Philosophy

    RLST 205 Faith and Franciscanism

    SOC SCI Elective Econ 101, PLSC 102 or 103, SOC 101, 102 (choose 1)

    LANG 102 or higher any Language