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Associate of Arts

First Year

  Course Title Credits
  EDEC 1020 Introduction to Early Childhood 3
GenEd: AA    Choose from approved Aesthetic Analysis courses 3
GenEd: LAB   Choose from approved Lab Science courses 4
GenEd: CS COLS 1000 Introduction to College Success: First-Year Seminar 3
GenEd: CW ENGL 1010*+ English I: Composition 3
      Semester Credits 16
  Course Title Credits
  EDEC 1100 Observation and Guidance of Young Children/Lab (Spring Only) 3
  EDEC 1200 Administration in Early Childhood Programs 3
  EDEX 2484* Introduction to Special Education 3
GenEd: CA  PSYC 1000* General Psychology 
GenEd: CV CO/M 2010* Public Speaking 3
      Semester Credits 15

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  EDEC 1300 Curriculum Planning and Review for Young Children (Fall Only) 3
  FCSC 2122* Child Growth and Development 1
  HOEC 1140  Nutrition 2
  PSYC 2300*  Developmental Psychology 3
GenEd: WY HIST 1211* -OR- U.S. to 1865 3
GenEd: WY  HIST 1221* U.S. from 1865 
GenEd: QR MATH 1100* -OR- Numbers and Operations for Elementary School Teachers 3
GenEd: QR MATH 1000+ -OR- Problem Solving 3
GenEd: QR MATH 1400+ -OR HIGHER- College Algebra 3
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  EDEC 2200* Early Childhood Practicum 4
    Choose from faculty-approved elective courses. 4
    Choose from faculty-approved elective courses. 3
GenEd: STEM   Choose from approved STEM courses. 3-4
      Semester Credits 14-15

Total Credits: 60-61

*This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules

Learning Competencies

  1. Recognize how diverse learners develop in cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical capacities. (Based on InTASC "The Learner and Learning" competencies #1, #2, & #3)
  2. Demonstrate content knowledge through the creation of authentic, meaningful learning experiences. (Based on InTASC "Content Knowledge" competencies #4 & #5)
  3. Identify formative and summative assessment applications to improve both student learning and teacher decision-making. (Based on InTASC "Instructional Practice" competency #6)
  4. Create developmentally appropriate instructional strategies to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving. (Based on InTASC "Instructional Practice" competencies #7 & #8)
  5. Reflect on one's professional commitment, leadership ability, collaborative role, and ethical responsibility in order to improve pedagogical practice. (Based on InTASC "Professional Responsibility" Competencies #9 & #10)