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
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
Second Semester (Spring)
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
Third Semester (Summer)
ENG 122 Technical Writing-Comm 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
Fourth Semester (Fall)
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
Fifth Semester (Spring)
BIO 140 General Biology or 4
BIO 150 Biology I 4
EDC 220 Parent/Family/School Interact 3
EDC 100 Professional Prep: Praxis I 1
EDC 230 Children's Literature 3
HIS 111 U. S. History: Pre-Civil War 3
Sixth Semester (Fall) CR
EDU 102 E-Folio 0
ENG 111 Advanced Communication Skills 3
SCI 105 Physical Science (with Lab) 4
HIS 204 World History 3
ENG 320 Advanced Composition 3
EDU 390 Practicum I 1
EDU 203 Instructional Technology 3
Seventh Semester (Spring)
SCI 305 Earth/Space Science (with Lab) 4
HIS 300 World and Regional Geography 3
ECE 206 Family Development and Service Systems 3
EDU 391 Practicum II 1
HIS 320 Global Civilizations 3
ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics 3
Eighth Semester (Fall)
EPY 306 Educational Psychology and Assessment 3
EPY 401 Teaching Diverse Populations and Exceptional Children 3
EDU 392 Practicum III 1
RDG 401 Methods of Teaching Language/Literacy 3
POL 300 American Politics 3
XXX XXX Fine Arts Elective* 3
Ninth Semester (Spring)
XXX XXX Fine Arts Elective* 3
EDU 499 Clinical Assessment in the Classroom 3
ECE 450 Student Teaching 9
*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