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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

DIPLOMA: Diploma in Applied Science with a major in Early Childhood Dev.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

General Education Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 101 English Composition I
*A grade of "C" or better required
3 0 3
OR
ENG 155 Communications I 3 0 3
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3 0 3
PSY 105 Personal/interpersonal Psychology
*A grade of "C" or better required for PSY 105 or PSY 201
3 0 3
OR
PSY 201 General Psychology 3 0 3
9 0 9

Required Major Core Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
ECD 101 Introduction To Early Childhood 3 0 3
ECD 102 Growth & Development I 2 3 3
ECD 105 Guidance-Classroom Management 2 3 3
ECD 135 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 0 3
ECD 203 Growth & Development II 2 3 3
12 9 15

Other Hours Required for Graduation


Course Class Lab Credit
ECD 107 Exceptional Children 2 3 3
ECD 131 Language Arts 2 3 3
ECD 132 Creative Experiences 2 3 3
ECD 133 Science & Math Concepts 2 3 3
ECD 237 Methods and Materials 3 0 3
ECD 243 Supervised Field Experience I
*A grade of "C" or better required
1 8 3
12 20 18
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  42

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
ECD 101 Introduction To Early Childhood 3 0 3
ECD 102 Growth & Development I 2 3 3
ECD 131 Language Arts 2 3 3
ECD 133 Science & Math Concepts 2 3 3
ECD 135 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 0 3
12 9 15

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
ECD 105 Guidance-Classroom Management 2 3 3
ECD 107 Exceptional Children 2 3 3
ECD 132 Creative Experiences 2 3 3
ECD 203 Growth & Development II 2 3 3
ECD 237 Methods and Materials 3 0 3
11 12 15

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
ECD 243 Supervised Field Experience I
*A grade of "C" or better required
1 8 3
ENG 101 English Composition I
*A grade of "C" or better required
3 0 3
OR
ENG155Communications I 3 0 3
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3 0 3
PSY 105 Personal/interpersonal Psychology
*A grade of "C" or better required for PSY 105 or PSY 201
3 0 3
OR
PSY201General Psychology 3 0 3
10 8 12
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  42

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person:  

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $12,100.00

Local Average Salary: $13,500.00

National Starting Salary: $15,100.00

National Average Salary: $15,100.00