Early Childhood Education - General (AAS) A55220G - CCC Shelby NC

Early Childhood Education – General (AAS) A55220G

The Early Childhood Education – General 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.

Course work 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.

Early Childhood Literature - Instruction Strategies/Reading and Writing - Early Childhood Education - General (AAS) A55220G

Program Requirements

Major Courses

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-115 - Success and Study Skills 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer
EDU-119 - Intro to Early Child Educ 4 0 4 fall, spring
EDU-131 - Child, Family, and Community 3 0 3 fall
EDU-144 - Child Development I 3 0 3 fall
EDU-145 - Child Development II 3 0 3 fall, spring
EDU-146 - Child Guidance 3 0 3 fall, spring
EDU-151 - Creative Activities 3 0 3 fall
EDU-153 - Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 0 3 fall, spring
EDU-221 - Children with Exceptionalities 3 0 3 fall, spring
EDU-234 - Infants, Toddlers, and Twos 3 0 3 spring
EDU-259 - Curriculum Planning 3 0 3 spring
EDU-280 - Language/Literacy Experiences 3 0 3 fall, spring
EDU-284 - Early Child Capstone Prac 1 9 4 fall, spring
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Major Electives: Select 8 hours

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
EDU-162 - Observ & Assess in ECE 3 0 3 fall
EDU-163 - Classroom Mgmt and Instruction 3 0 3 fall, spring
EDU-188 - Issues in Early Child Ed 2 0 2 fall
EDU-222 - Learners w/ Behavior Disorders 3 0 3 fall
EDU-251 - Exploration Activities 3 0 3 fall
EDU-282 - Early Childhood Literature 3 0 3 fall

Total Major Hours: 50

General Education Courses

Communications:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
COM-110 - Introduction to Communication 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
or
COM-231 - Public Speaking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ART-111 - Art Appreciation 3 0 3 fall, spring
HUM-115 - Critical Thinking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
MUS-110 - Music Appreciation 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
PSY-241 - Developmental Psych 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
PSY-243 - Child Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
SOC-210 - Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Natural Sciences/Mathematics: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
MAT-143 - Quantitative Literacy 2 2 3 fall, spring, summer
MAT-171 - Precalculus Algebra 3 2 4 fall, spring, summer

Total General Education Hours: 15-16

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-115 - Success and Study Skills 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer
EDU-119 - Intro to Early Child Educ 4 0 4 fall, spring
EDU-131 - Child, Family, and Community 3 0 3 fall
EDU-144 - Child Development I 3 0 3 fall
EDU-151 - Creative Activities 3 0 3 fall
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
EDU-145 - Child Development II 3 0 3 fall, spring
EDU-153 - Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 0 3 fall, spring
EDU-234 - Infants, Toddlers, and Twos 3 0 3 spring
Major Elective* 2
Summer Term
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course* 3-4

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
EDU-146 - Child Guidance 3 0 3 fall, spring
EDU-221 - Children with Exceptionalities 3 0 3 fall, spring
Major Elective* 6
Social/Behavioral Sciences Course* 3
Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
EDU-259 - Curriculum Planning 3 0 3 spring
EDU-280 - Language/Literacy Experiences 3 0 3 fall, spring
EDU-284 - Early Child Capstone Prac 1 9 4 fall, spring
Communications Course* 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Course* 3

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 65-66


Program Outcome Data

“The Education Department at Cleveland Community College is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, www.naeyc.org. The accreditation term runs from March 2015-March 2022.”

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