Early Childhood Education (Transfer)
Students preparing to transfer should make an early decision and contact the four-year school to which they will transfer. The Early Childhood Education coordinator can help in planning a schedule based on the four-year school's requirements. The department has made transfer agreements with several colleges to date.

Students must be able to pass a Criminal History screening to participate with the children in the ECE lab school. Participation in the ECE lab is a requirement for taking classes in ECE program. Students are also required to get a TB test or provide written proof that they have had one within the last year.

Early Childhood Education - Transfer Degree (AAS-T) (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Note: Some general education requirements may be met by the specific requirements of the program.
Communication Skills (10 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (10 credits required)
MATH 105
FINITE MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY
5 cr.
Humanities (10 credits required)
(must be taken from two departments)
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
Recommended
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
CMST 216
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
MUSC 106
MUSIC IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
3 cr.
MUSC&104
MUSIC APPRECIATION
3 cr.
SPAN&121
SPANISH I
5 cr.
WS 101
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES
5 cr.
Social Sciences (10 credits required)
(must be taken from two departments)
PSYC&200
LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Recommended
 
SOC& 101
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
5 cr.
SOC 121
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY EXPERIENCES IN THE U.S.
3 cr.
SOC 131
RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE U.S.
3 cr.
Natural Sciences (10 credits required)
(5 credits must be a lab science)
 
Recommended
BIOL 164
HUMAN BIOLOGY
4 cr.
and BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
PHSC 101
GENERAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE
5 cr.
PHSC 102
GENERAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
The courses in the following areas are required:
Family and Community Relationships
ECE 202
CHILD AND FAMILY
3 cr.
Health, Safety and Nutrition
ECE 103
CHILD NUTRITION, HEALTH AND SAFETY
3 cr.
Professionalism
ECE 215
EARLY CHILDHOOD SEMINAR
2 cr.
ECE 123
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM REG & BEST PRACT
2 cr.
Choose 5-6 credits from each content area below for a total of 30 credits:
Child Development and Learning (including Typical and Atypical)
ECE 100
CHILD DEVELOPMENT: BIRTH TO SIX
3 cr.
ECE 210
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN I LAB
3 cr.
EDUC&203
EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
3 cr.
Curriculum Development and Implementation
ECE 112
CURRICULUM AND GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOL-AGERS
4 cr.
ECE 209
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN I
3 cr.
ECE 211
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II
3 cr.
ECE 213
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN III
3 cr.
Child Guidance
ECE 124
GUIDING BEHAVIOR OF YOUNG CHILDREN
3 cr.
Diversity, Inclusion, Multicultural
ECE 105
INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION I
2 cr.
ECE 106
INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION II
2 cr.
ECE 121
INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
4 cr.
ECE 202
CHILD AND FAMILY
3 cr.
ECE 208
EARLY LANGUAGE FACILITATION
2 cr.
EDUC&203
EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
3 cr.
Observation, Assessment and Evaluation
ECE 106
INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION II
2 cr.
ECE 121
INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
4 cr.
ECE 124
GUIDING BEHAVIOR OF YOUNG CHILDREN
3 cr.
Practicum/Field Experience (suggested minimum 300 hours)
ECE 210
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN I LAB
3 cr.
ECE 212
LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II LAB
3 cr.
ECE 214
LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN III LAB
3 cr.
ECE 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90 minimum
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.