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Early Care and Education (Birth to Second Grade)

to Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2)

An opportunity to gain an associate degree from Delaware Tech and a bachelor's degree from Delaware State University.

YOUR PATH TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Delaware Tech has established agreements with four-year colleges and universities that connect Delaware Tech associate degree programs with bachelor's degree programs to create smooth transfer opportunities for you. These Connected Degree programs enable you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior.

THE CONNECTED DEGREE 2 + 2 CURRICULUM

Delaware Tech's Early Care and Education (Birth to Second Grade) Option combines the Early Childhood Development curriculum with a student transfer focus. The program prepares students for transfer to four-year in-state institutions to complete requirements for a bachelor's degree and early care/education (Birth to Second Grade) teaching certification. This program offers students the opportunity to work toward a four-year degree while preparing for the various positions in the field of early childhood.

Delaware State University's Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2) program prepares students to become licensed to teach kindergarten through grade two in Delaware's public, private and parochial schools. They also can teach in early care programs ranging from birth through preschool, including childcare centers, Head Start, and Early Head Start. Students receive direct, practical teaching experience and are prepared for careers in teaching, research, administration, and related fields.

VALUE FOR YOU

By completing your associate degree at Delaware Tech, you'll receive excellent instruction in small classes at a campus close to home. Delaware Tech's affordable tuition can reduce the overall cost of your college education, making the completion of your bachelor's degree more manageable.

MAKING THE CONNECTION

Refer to the Connected Degree curriculum (on the reverse side of this page) for the sequence of courses needed to complete this program. Call Delaware Tech and let us help you follow the path to your bachelor's degree.


CONNECTED DEGREE CURRICULUM


Suggested Course Sequence

ASSOCIATE DEGREE
Early Care and Education (Birth to Second Grade)

DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2)

DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY

First Semester CR
ECE 111 Childhd Nutrition/Safety 3
ECE 120 Comtemp Issues in Erly Childhd 3
ECE 121 Infant & Toddler Methods & Lab 5
MAT 201 Mathematics for Teachers I 4
PSY 125 Child Development 3
  18
Second Semester
CIS 107 Intro to Computers/Application 3
ECE 123 Early Childhd Methods I & Lab 5
ECE 127 Childhood Classroom Mgt 3
ENG 121 Composition 3
MAT 202 Mathematics for Teachers II 4
  18
Third Semester
ENG 122 Technical Writing-Comm 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
  6
Fourth Semester
ECE 125 Early Childhd Methods II & Lab 5
ECE 226 Assessment of Young Children 3
ECE 233 Exceptional Child 3
EDC 120 Foundations of Literacy 3
MAT 203 Math for Teachers III 4
  18
Fifth Semester
BIO 140 General Biology or 4
BIO 150 Biology I 4
HIS 111 U. S. History: Pre-Civil War 3
EDC 100 Professional Prep: Praxis I* 1
EDC 220 Parent/Family/School Interact 3
EDC 230 Children's Literature* 3
  14
Sixth Semester CR
05 101 Introduction to Art or 3
06 101 Introduction to Music 3
01 200 Speech 3
01 201 Literature I or 3
01 205 Literature I 3
16 100 Fitness and Wellness 2
12 207 Life Span Development 3
07 XXX Foreign Language I 3
12 204 Philosophical Foundations of Education 3
  20
Seventh Semester
01 202 Literature II or 3
01 206 Literature II 3
32 201 World Regional Geography 3
27 201 Physical Science Survey 3
12 318 Multicultural Educ. or 3
31 395 Global Societies 3
12 333 Teaching Young Children in Inclusive Learning Environments 3
07 XXX Foreign Language II 3
  18
Eighth Semester
27 207 Earth/Space Science 3
12 337 Teaching Pre-school/K Practicum II 4
12 338 Curriculum Integration in ECE & Practicum III 4
12 344 Instructional Technology in Education 3
12 345 Professional Issues in the Administration of ECE 3
12 416 Analysis of Student Teaching 1
  18
Ninth Semester
12 400 Student Teaching 12
  12
*Students planning to transfer to DSU should take this course. Passage of PRAXIS I is required prior to taking methods courses.

Passage of PRAXIS II is required prior to student teaching.

Some courses are available in accelerated, evening format to accommodate working adults.
Passage of PRAXIS I is required for admission to the Delaware State University Teacher Education Program.
Course sequencing may vary by semester. See your advisor.
RDG 120, Critical Reading and Thinking, is a required DTCC course unless the student is exempt.
For more information contact:
Delaware Tech
Dover, Delaware: (302) 857-1743
Georgetown, Delaware: (302) 259-6570
Wilmington, Delaware: (302) 434-5571
Delaware State University
Dover, Delaware: (302) 857-6738/(302) 857-7036
Georgetown, Delaware: (302) 856-5937
Wilmington, Delaware: (302) 254-5334
This articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 6/2011