Early Childhood A.A.

Required credits to graduate with this degree: 64

The Early Childhood Associate degree prepares students to teach in a variety of preschool settings. A Head Start distance learning program provides North Dakota Head Start teachers the opportunity to complete Early Childhood A.A. degrees or minors. Students may consider additional coursework in the early childhood specialization areas as an enhancement to their AA degree. Upon completion of the two-year degree, students will have completed 36 hours of essential studies courses including CIS 175, COMM 110, ENGL 110, ENGL 120 or ENGL 125, and PSYC 111, which are required courses for this major. All classes will transfer to a baccalaureate program at Mayville State University.

A list of approved essential studies courses is available here.

Requirements

EC 210Introduction to ECE

3

EC 211Observations, Assessment, and Interpretation Techniques

3

EC 298AA Internship

3

EC 313Language & Literacy in ECE

3

EC 320Infants and Toddlers

3

EC 333Pre-K Methods/Materials

3

EC 335Art, Music, and Play in ECE

3

EC 336/SPED 336Social & Emotional Development & Guidance in ECE

3

EC 376Field Experience in ECE

1

SPED 237Special Needs in ECE

3

Note: Students who plan to pursue the BSED in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education take these pre-requisites: COMM 110, ENGL 110, ENGL 120, GEOG 103, MATH 103, PSYC 111, SCNC 101 and SCNC 102

Total Credit Hours: 28