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Program Requirements

Early Childhood - Sequence A: Associate in Applied Science

Minimum Credits for Graduation: 61

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First Semester

Course Credits Schedule
Minimum Total Semester Credits 15  
ECHD110, Children and the Arts*
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ECHD125, Introduction to Early Childhood Education*
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL100, Academic Writing I*
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH109, Statistical Literacy
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
OR MATH110, Topics in Mathematics
Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
PSYC103, Introduction to Psychology
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi

Second Semester

Course Credits Schedule
Minimum Total Semester Credits 15  
ASTR101, Introductory Astronomy
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
OR BIOL114, Essentials of Nutrition
Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
OR ENVS101, Biological Resource Conservation
Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
OR ENVS102, Technology and the Environment
Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ECHD225, Early Childhood Curriculum Development*
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL101, Academic Writing II
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
HSTY201, American History to 1877
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
OR HSTY202, American History Since 1877
Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
RECR150, Play Across Cultures
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
OR SOCE150, Play Across Cultures
Sp, Su, Fa, Wi

Third Semester

Course Credits Schedule
Minimum Total Semester Credits 15  
ART 120, Drawing I
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
OR ART 130, Ceramics
Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ECHD206, Infant/Toddler Environments and Curriculum*
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL102, Approaches to Literature
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
PSYC205, Developmental Psychology: The Child
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
SOCI201, Sociology of the Family
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi

Fourth Semester

Course Credits Schedule
Minimum Total Semester Credits 16  
ECHD240, Techniques for Observing and Recording Young Children's Development*
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ECHD242, Guided Field Work - Early Childhood Education*
4 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
OR ENGL204, Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL220, Literature for Children
3 Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
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A "C" or better grade is required in ENGL 100 and all ECHD courses.

A student exempted from ENGL 100 must substitute a three credit liberal arts elective. The course should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor.

ECHD 242: Honors option offered. See Program Chair.

SOCI 201: Per Social Science Department approval, Early Childhood majors do not need to complete SOCI 101 prior to enrolling in SOCI 201.

*Grade of C or better is required