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Connected Degree

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 COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2)
DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY
First SemesterCR
ECE111Childhd Nutrition/Safety3
ECE120Comtemp Issues in Erly Childhd3
ECE121Infant & Toddler Methods & Lab5
MAT201Mathematics for Teachers I4
PSY125Child Development3
 18
Second Semester
CIS107Intro to Computers/Application3
ECE123Early Childhd Methods I & Lab5
ECE127Childhood Classroom Mgt3
ENG121Composition3
MAT202Mathematics for Teachers II4
 18
Third Semester
ENG122Technical Writing-Comm3
PSY121General Psychology3
 6
Fourth Semester
ECE125Early Childhd Methods II & Lab5
ECE226Assessment of Young Children3
ECE233Exceptional Child3
EDC120Foundations of Literacy3
MAT203Math for Teachers III4
 18
Fifth Semester
BIO140General Biology or4
BIO150Biology I4
HIS111U. S. History: Pre-Civil War3
EDC100Professional Prep: Praxis I*1
EDC220Parent/Family/School Interact3
EDC230Children's Literature*3
 14
Sixth SemesterCR
05101Introduction to Art or3
06101Introduction to Music3
01200Speech3
01201Literature I or3
01205Literature I3
16100Fitness and Wellness2
12207Life Span Development3
07XXXForeign Language I3
12204Philosophical Foundations of Education3
 20
Seventh Semester
01202Literature II or3
01206Literature II3
32201World Regional Geography3
27201Physical Science Survey3
12318Multicultural Educ. or3
31395Global Societies3
12333Teaching Young Children in Inclusive Learning Environments3
07XXXForeign Language II3
 18
Eighth Semester
27207Earth/Space Science3
12337Teaching Pre-school/K Practicum II4
12338Curriculum Integration in ECE & Practicum III4
12344Instructional Technology in Education3
12345Professional Issues in the Administration of ECE3
12416Analysis of Student Teaching1
 18
Ninth Semester
12400Student Teaching12
 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