Early Childhood Education - AS 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 (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.

I Required General Academic (15 credits)

†ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
Mathematics General Education - 3 cr.
†PSY 2012 General Psychology - 3 cr. OR †SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology - 3 cr.
Humanities General Education - 3 cr.
Science General Education - 3 cr.

II Required Program (33 credits)

†EDF 1005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession and Field Experience - 3 cr.
EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Educators - 3 cr.
EME 2040 Introduction to Technology for Educators - 3 cr.
†DEP 2102 Child Development - 3 cr.
†EEC 1401 The Family and Early Childhood Education - 3 cr.
EEC 1300 Planning the Early Childhood Program - 3 cr.
EEC 1601 Observing and Recording Children's Behavior - 3 cr.
EEC 2271 Children with Special Needs - 3 cr.
EEC 1941 Practicum 1 Portfolio Development (Pre-reqs EEC 1521, Co-req. EEC 1300) - 3 cr.
EEC 1943 Practicum 2 Portfolio Completion and Performance Observation - 3 cr.
ELECTIVE Students completing the Preschool Specialization: Choose EEC 1521 - 3 cr.
Students completing the Administrator Specialization: Choose CGS 1000 - 3 cr.

III. Specialization (12 credits)

Preschool College Credit Certificate
EEC-2732 Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children - 3 cr.
EEC-1721 Physical Development in the Early Childhood Setting - 3 cr.
EEC-2270 Meeting the Special Needs of Children in Groups (Early Literacy, Culture) - 3 cr.
EEC-1603 Child Guidance 


Administrator College Credit Certificate
EEC-2732 Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children - 3 cr.
EEC-1521 Child Care Center Management (Academic Requirement for FL Director Credential) - 3 cr.
EEC-2527 Legal and Financial Issues in Child Care (Pre-requisite EEC-1521) - 3 cr.
ENT-1000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship - 3 cr.

†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.

In accordance with the State of Florida Statewide Articulation Manual, a student who receives a National Child Development Associate Credential, Florida Child Care Professional Credential or equivalent Staff Credential may articulate nine credits (EEC 1300, EEC 1401 and EEC 1941) toward the AS degree in Early Childhood Education.

Each practicum course will require 240 hours of work with children in a licensed child care setting. 

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