Early Childhood Education: AAS Degree
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students for positions within the field of Early Childhood Education. Students may apply credit hours earned in the Certificate in Early Childhood Education toward this degree. This is a Programs of Study articulated program. For more information click here
The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets
that graduates will possess at the end of these programs of study.
For childeren ages 0-8
• Know how to establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment
• Practice applying social and emotional development techniques
• Understand how to advance physical and intellectual development
• Determine how to establish productive relationships with families
• Observe and record children’s behavior
• Understand principles of child growth and development
Minimum credit hours required: 61
General Education Core Requirements: 25 credit hours
See General Education Courses that can be used to satisfy General Education requirements.
ENG 101¹ College Composition I (3)
ENG 102¹ College Composition II (3)
MAT 142¹ College Mathematics (3) or a higher course selected from the approved AGEC courses in the Mathematics category.
Any approved General Education courses in the Arts/Humanities category
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
Any approved General Education course in the Social/Behavioral Science category. (3)
Physical/Biological Sciences (4–5)
Any approved General Education course in the Physical/Laboratory Science category.
General Education Options (0-6)
A course may be selected from the above categories or from the Options category to complete the 25 general education credit hours.
Degree Core Requirements: 36 credit hours
Required: 30 credit hours
ECE 100 Introductions to Early Childhood Education (3)
ECE 110 Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
ECE 120 Health, Safety, & Nutrition for the Young Child (3)
ECE 200 Child Guidance (3)
ECE 210 Creative Arts for the Young Child (3)
ECE 220 Language Arts for the Young Child (3)
ECE 230 Exploration & Discovery for the Young Child (3)
ECE 234 Child Growth and Development (3)
ECE 240¹ School, Family, & Community Relations (3)
ECE 250¹ Children with Special Needs (3)
Degree electives: 6 credit hours:
Select six credit hours from the following courses:
MAT 180¹ Math for Elementary School Teachers I (3)
MAT 181 Math for Elementary School Teachers II (3)
EDU 200 Introduction to Education (3)
SPC 100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3)
POS 220 Arizona and National Constitution (3)
¹ Placement test and/or prerequisite required.
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