Early Childhood Education (A.S.)
The Associate in Science degree in Early Childhood Education requires 60 semester credits and has been designed to provide a thorough understanding of the young child. This program creates a broad perspective on child and family development patterns. Students develop skills to guide children in their early education.
Students will have the opportunity to:
- Attain proficiency in basic concepts, theories, and methods in Early Childhood Education.
- Evaluate ethical principles of Early Childhood Education.
- Communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, with families, children, co-workers, and stakeholders in Early Childhood settings.
Minimum Credit Requirement: 60 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 16 credits must be taken at Granite State College
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.
|Requirements General Education Requirements||Credit Hours 32|
|Requirements Major Requirements||Credit Hours 28|
|Requirements Open Electives||Credit Hours 0|
|Requirements Total||Credit Hours 60|
General Education Requirements
A minimum grade of C is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of one course overlap between the Concentration and General Education areas.
|ENG 500||The Writing Process||4|
|COMM 543||Visual Communication||4|
|COMM 542||Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics||4|
|CRIT 501||Introduction to Critical Inquiry||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Math for Our World|
|PSY 508||Child Development||4|
|Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World||4|
|Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression||4|
A minimum grade of C is required in all Concentration coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of one course overlap between the Concentration and General Education areas.
|Major in Early Childhood Education|
|EDU 550||Foundations of Early Childhood Education||4|
|EDU 553||Creative Arts in Early Childhood Education||4|
|EDU 555||Language and Literacy Development||4|
|EDU 556||Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Settings||4|
|EDU 600||Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood Education||4|
|EDU 602||Young Children with Exceptionalities, Birth-Age 8||4|
|EDU 605||Early Childhood Program Administration||4|
Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the student's general education, major, concentration or minor. Students will need 60 credits total to graduate with an associate degree.