A.A.T. Program Course List

Early Childhood Education

Early Care and Education (Birth to Second Grade)

A.A.T. Degree (O,T,W)

The Birth to Second Grade Option combines the Early Childhood Development curriculum with a student transfer focus. The program prepares students for transfer to a four-year in-state institutions to complete requirements for a bachelor's degree and early care/education (Birth to Second Grade). The Birth to Second Grade Option is approved by the Department of Education as the first half of an associate/bachelor's preparation for a Birth to Second Grade teaching certification. This program offers full articulation with several four-year institutions. Students participate in laboratory hours in public and private school systems. This curriculum option offers students the opportunity to work toward a four-year degree while preparing for the various positions in the field of early childhood.

CORE COURSES

Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
MAT 201 Mathematics for Teachers I 4
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
PSY 125 Child Development 3

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES

Courses Credits
ECE 120 Comtemp Issues in Erly Childhd 3
ECE 121 Infant & Toddler Methods & Lab 5
ECE 123 Early Childhd Methods I & Lab 5
ECE 125 Early Childhd Methods II & Lab 5
ECE 127 Childhood Classroom Mgt 3
ECE 226 Assessment of Young Children 3
ECE 233 Exceptional Child 3
EDC 120 Foundations of Literacy 3
EDC 220 Parent/Family/School Interact 3
EDC 230 Children's Literature 3

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES

Courses Credits
CIS 107 Intro to Computers/Application 3
ECE 111 Childhd Nutrition/Safety 3
HIS 111 U. S. History: Pre-Civil War 3
MAT 202 Mathematics for Teachers II 4
MAT 203 Math for Teachers III 4
BIO 140 General Biology 4
or
BIO 150 Biology I 4