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Early Care and Education (Birth to Second Grade)

to Early Childhood Education

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

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.

The University of Delaware's Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education prepares students through a combination of course work and student teaching for child focused positions. Course work provides a strong background in child development, working with families, and early childhood curriculum. This degree is designed for students who plan on working with young children in school, child care, or family and institutional settings.

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

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

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
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
  14
Sixth Semester CR
IFST 101 Human Service and Cultural Competence 1
IFST 201 Life Span Development 3
IFST 220 Child Development I: Prenatal to Age 3 3
IFST 202 Foundations of Family Studies 3
LING 101 Intro to Linguistics I 3
XXXX XXX Geology/Earth Science or Physical Science with lab* 4
  17
Seventh Semester
BISC 105 Human Heredity and Development 3
IFST 306 Reading & Writing in Early Childhood 3
IFST 350 Technology and Assistive Technology in Early Childhood 3
IFST 412 Inclusive Curriculum: Preschool-K 3
IFST 432 Field Experience: Preschool-K 2
ENGL XXX Literature course chosen from Group A ENGL course 3
  17
Eighth Semester
IFST 413 Inclusive Curriculum: K-2nd grade 3
IFST 433 Field Experience: K-2nd grade 1
IFST 435 Programs for Exceptional Children 3
IFST 470 Families and Children at Risk 3
HIST XXX World or Non-Western History course 3
GEOG XXX Geography course 3
  16
Ninth Semester
IFST 480 Student Teaching Seminar 2
EDUC 400 Student Teaching 12
  14
*Choose one from GEOL 105 and 115, GEOL 107, GEOL 113, SCEN 101, SCEN 102, and PHYS 133.
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.
Passage of the PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II are requirements of the UD Early Childhood Education Program.
For more information contact:
Delaware Tech
Dover, Delaware: (302) 857-1743
Georgetown, Delaware: (302) 259-6570
Wilmington, Delaware: (302) 434-5771
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware: (302) 831-1922
This articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 09/2009