November 27, 2017 James Revillini

Early Childhood Education

Associate in Science Degree

Program Coordinator: Michele Better, 860.738.6305

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements (research-based NAEYC national standards), well-prepared early childhood graduates should know and be able to:

1. Promote and foster appropriate ongoing child development and learning.
2. Build family, staff and community collaborate relationships.
3. Observe, document and assess to support young children and their families.
4. Create and implement developmentally and culturally appropriate learning opportunities for young children in a variety of teaching/ learning environments.
5. Become an engaging, reflective, intentionally practicing professional who demonstrates skills for advocacy.

Coursework

SEMESTER 1

ENG* 101 Composition – 3 credits
ECE* 101 Intro to Early Childhood Education – 3 credits
ECE* 176 Health, Safety & Nutrition – 3 credits
PSY* 111 General Psychology I – 3 credits
MAT* Mathematics Elective – 3 credits

SEMESTER 2

ENG* 102 Literature & Composition – 3 credits
ECE* 103 ECE* 106 Creative Experiences for Children OR
Music & Movement for Young Children – 3 credits ♦ Offered only in spring semester
ECE* 222 Methods & Techniques in ECE – 3 credits
ECE* 231 Early Language & Literacy Development – 3 credits
COM* 173 Public Speaking OR BBG* 210 Business Communication – 3 credits

SEMESTER 3

ECE* 275 Child, Family & School Relations – 3 credits
ECE* 290 Student Teaching I – 3 credits ♦ Consent of the Coordinator and a minimum 2.5 GPA in ECE* courses are required to be eligible for student teaching.
ECE* 210 Observation, Participation & Seminar – 3 credits
PSY* 204 Child & Adolescent Development – 3 credits
Natural Science Elective – 3/4 credits

SEMESTER 4

PSY* 260 Psychology of the Exceptional Child – 3 credits
ECE* 109 Science & Math for Children – 3 credits
ECE* 291 Student Teaching II – 3 credits ♦ Consent of the Coordinator and a minimum 2.5 GPA in ECE* courses are required to be eligible for student teaching.
HIS* History Elective – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits ♦ ECE* 141, ECE* 182, ECE* 206, and SOC* 101 are suggested. Other electives to meet the needs and desires of students are planned with the academic advisor​

TOTAL CREDITS 60(61)

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