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Connected Degree

Early Care and Education (Birth to Second Grade)

to Early Care and Education (Birth-Grade 2)

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


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.


Delaware Tech's associate degree program in Early Care and Education (Birth to Second Grade) Option is approved by the Department of Education as the first half of an associate/bachelor's preparation for (Birth to Second Grade) teaching certification. 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 education. Students participate in practicum activities in public and private school systems while preparing to transfer to a four-year in-state institution to complete requirements for a bachelor's degree. Wilmington University's Bachelor of Science degree program in Early Care and Education (Birth-Grade 2) combines rich and varied course offerings with extensive, supervised field experiences. Courses are taught by faculty members who have had professional experience in public schools, many of whom are current practitioners. Graduates are prepared to teach children from birth through second grade in the public schools as well as in private preschool and child care settings. Upon completion, students may continue their education at the graduate level.


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.


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.


Suggested Course Sequence

Early Care and Education (Birth to Second Grade)
Early Care and Education (Birth-Grade 2)
First Semester (Fall)CR
ECE111Childhd Nutrition/Safety3
ECE120Comtemp Issues in Erly Childhd3
ECE121Infant & Toddler Methods & Lab5
MAT201Mathematics for Teachers I4
PSY125Child Development3
Second Semester (Spring)
CIS107Intro to Computers/Application3
ECE123Early Childhd Methods I & Lab5
ECE127Childhood Classroom Mgt3
MAT202Mathematics for Teachers II4
Third Semester (Summer)
ENG122Technical Writing-Comm3
PSY121General Psychology3
Fourth Semester (Fall)
ECE125Early Childhd Methods II & Lab5
ECE226Assessment of Young Children3
ECE233Exceptional Child3
EDC120Foundations of Literacy3
MAT203Math for Teachers III4
Fifth Semester (Spring)
BIO140General Biology or4
BIO150Biology I4
EDC220Parent/Family/School Interact3
EDC100Professional Prep: Praxis I1
EDC230Children's Literature3
HIS111U. S. History: Pre-Civil War3
Sixth Semester (Fall)CR
ENG111Advanced Communication Skills3
SCI105Physical Science (with Lab)4
HIS204World History3
ENG320Advanced Composition3
EDU390Practicum I1
EDU203Instructional Technology3
Seventh Semester (Spring)
SCI305Earth/Space Science (with Lab)4
HIS300World and Regional Geography3
ECE206Family Development and Service Systems3
EDU391Practicum II1
HIS320Global Civilizations3
ECO105Fundamentals of Economics3
Eighth Semester (Fall)
EPY306Educational Psychology and Assessment3
EPY401Teaching Diverse Populations and Exceptional Children3
EDU392Practicum III1
RDG401Methods of Teaching Language/Literacy3
POL300American Politics3
XXXXXXFine Arts Elective*3
Ninth Semester (Spring)
XXXXXXFine Arts Elective*3
EDU499Clinical Assessment in the Classroom3
ECE450Student Teaching9
*Choose from the following: ART 101, 202, 210, 245, 301, 302, 304, 310, 315; MUS 101, 201; HUM 307, 330; TEC 215, DSN 110, DRA 105, 110, 140, 200
Wilmington University's Early Care and Education: Birth - 2nd Grade Program requires a minimum of 126 credits. Delaware passing scores on the PRAXIS I and the appropriate PRAXIS II are requirements for admission to Wilmington University's methods courses. The credits for the methods courses taken in the associate degree program will be applied to the student's transcript at Wilmington University once the student has passed both PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II. 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
Wilmington University
Dover, Delaware: (302) 734-2594 Georgetown, Delaware: (302) 856-5780 New Castle, Delaware: (877) 967-5464
This articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 06/2011