Early Childhood Education: Preschool Option Curriculum

Degree > Early Childhood Education AS 

This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students with an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate.  It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.

AS.CHILD.PRE (60 Credit Hours)

This program will prepare students for a variety of careers in the early childhood area and will give students the competencies and practical experience needed for the Staff Credential for the State of Florida. The course work focuses on the development, care, guidance and education of young children.

Program Required Courses

YEAR I – First Semester

†EDF 1005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession  - 3 cr.
†EEC 1300 Planning the Early Childhood Program  - 3 cr.
†ENC 1101 English Composition I  - 3 cr.

YEAR I – Second Semester

†EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Educators  - 3 cr.
†EEC 1401 The Family and Early Childhood Education  - 3 cr.
†PSY 2012 General Psychology or †SYG 2000, Introduction to Sociology  - 3 cr.

YEAR I – Third Semester

†DEP 2102 Child Development  - 3 cr.
†EEC 2732 Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children  - 3 cr.
*†EME 2040 Introduction for Technology for Educators  - 3 cr.
Humanities General Education  - 3 cr.

YEAR II – First Semester

†EEC 1521 Operation of Early Childhood Center Management  - 3 cr.
†EEC 1601 Observing and Recording Children Behavior  - 3 cr.
†EEC 1603 Child Guidance  - 3 cr.
†EEC 2271 Children with Special Needs  - 3 cr.
Natural Sciences General Education  - 3 cr.

YEAR II – Second Semester

†EEC 1721 Physical Development in the Early Childhood Setting  - 3 cr.
†EEC 1941 Child Care Practicum I  - 3 cr.
Mathematics General Education  - 3 cr.

YEAR II – Third Semester

†EEC 1943 Child Care Practicum II - 3 cr.
†EEC 2270 Meeting Special Needs of Children in Groups  - 3 cr.


†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.
*EME 2040 is a pre‐requisite for entry into the Bachelor of Science program in Early Childhood Education within the State of Florida. Students who intend to transfer to a University program should complete EME 2040.