Early Child Care & Education Degree

Offered At the following campus locations
Program Overview

The Early Childhood Care and Education Associate of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education 2015-2016 Degree Programs 101 Degree Programs theory and practical application as well as general core competencies necessary for successful employment. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early childhood care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, Georgia Pre-K programs, and elementary school paraprofessional positions. Graduates of this program will receive one of two areas of specialization: paraprofessional or program administration.

Entrance Requirements

Education: A high school diploma or its equivalent is required for admission. Age: 16 years or older Placement: Achievement of appropriate scores on the college's placement test or submission of acceptable SAT or ACT scores. Compass-writing 62, reading 79, algebra 37, or Asset-writing 42, reading 41, algebra 42 or SAT scores of 450 critical reading and 440 math or ACT scores of 17 reading, 16 English, and 19 math. Provisional Admission accepted.

Course Overview
CourseCredit Hours
GENERAL CORE COURSES
Language Arts
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Humanities (Choose ONE class)
ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
MUSC 1101 Music Appreciation 3
Math
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
Social Sciences (choose ONE class)
POLS 1101 American Government 3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Select two courses from the following list—they may not be courses used to fulfill one of the requirements above.
ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation 3
ECON 1101 Principles of Economics 3
ENGL 1102 Literature and Composition 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
HIST 2112 US History II 3
MATH 1112 College Trigonometry 3
MUSC 1101 Music Appreciation 3
PHSC 1111 Physical Science 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE 3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development 3
ECCE 1105 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
ECCE 1112 Curriculum and Assessment 3
ECCE 1113 Creative Activities for Children 3
ECCE 2115 Language and Literacy 3
ECCE 2116 Math and Science 3
ECCE 2201 Exceptionalities 3
ECCE 2202 Social Issues & Family Involvement 3
ECCE 2203 Guidance & Classroom Mgmt 3
ECCE 1121 Early Childhood Care & Ed Practicum 3
ECCE 2245 ECCE Internship I 6
AND
ECCE 2246 ECCE Internship II OR Guided Electives 6
Choose one of the following specializations:
PARAPROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZATION
ECCE 2310 Paraprofess Methods & Materials 3
ECCE 2312 Paraprofessional Role & Practice 3
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
ECCE 2320 Program Admin & Facility Manage 3
ECCE 2322 Personnel Management 3