2017-2018 Catalog

Early Childhood Education, A.S.

2259: A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education (60 Credit Hours)

CIP: 13.1210

FL CIP: 1413121004

SOC: 25-2011

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in the early childhood field. This program combines theoretical, practical and supportive courses. Students will practice acceptable early childhood techniques with children in the on-campus laboratory preschool. With careful planning, A.S. degree candidates may also complete sufficient additional hours to qualify for the Associate in Arts degree. For information on this option, consult the Counseling Department.

To comply with Florida state law, Chapter 402.305 2(a), each prospective student must be fingerprinted and undergo an FDLE Level II background screening. The cost of these procedures is the responsibility of the student. Information received is confidential and is required to determine the prospective student’s eligibility to work with children. Additional information about this program can be found at CF.edu/education.

Requirements

Program Core Courses

EEC 1000Introduction to Child Development and Education

3

EEC 2930Seminar in Childhood Education

3

EEC 2200Curriculum in Childhood Education

3

EEC 1603Child Guidance

3

CHD 1440CChild Care Practicum I

3

EEC 1921Preschool Workshop

3

CHD 1339Learning Through Play

3

CHD 1441CChild Care Practicum II

3

EEX 2010Survey of Disabling Conditions

3

EEC 2401Home and Community

3

EEC 2001Introduction to Administration in Early Childhood Education

3

EEC 1907Observing and Recording Behavior

3

CHD 1440C, CHD 1441C: FDLE Level II background screening required prior to course term.

Program Electives

Elective

3

General Education Courses

SPC 2608Effective Speaking

3

EME 2040Introduction to Technology for Educators

3

ENC 1101Freshman Composition Skills I**

3

SPC 2608: Students may take the following courses to fulfill this requirement: SPC 2608 Effective Speaking, SPC 2608H Honors Effective Speaking, SPC 2300 Interpersonal Communication, SPC 2594 Intercollegiate Forensics Speech, SPC 2601 Advanced Effective Speaking, MMC 1101 Writing for Mass Communications (Note: this is a Gordon rule course), THE 1925 Play Production, or TPP 2100 Acting I.

One of the following:

MAC 1105College Algebra**

3

MAC 2311Calculus I with Analytic Geometry**

5

MGF 1106Liberal Arts Mathematics**

3

MGF 1107Mathematical Explorations**

3

STA 2023Elementary Statistics**

3

STA 2023HHonors Elementary Statistics**

3

One of the following:

ARH 1000Art Appreciation

3

HUM 1020Introduction to the Humanities

3

LIT 1000Introduction to Literature

3

MUL 1010Music Appreciation

3

PHI 2010Introduction to Philosophy

3

THE 1000Theatre Appreciation

3

One of the following:

AMH 2020United States History Since 1877

3

ANT 2000Introduction to Anthropology

3

ECO 2013Principles of Economics - Macro

3

POS 2041American National Government

3

PSY 2012General Psychology

3

PSY 2012HHonors General Psychology

3

SYG 2000Introductory Sociology

3

One of the following:

AST 1002Descriptive Astronomy

3

BSC 1005Introduction to Biology

3

BSC 2010Integrated Principles of Biology I

3

BSC 2085Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

CHM 1020Chemistry for Liberal Studies

4

CHM 2045General Chemistry I

3

ESC 1000Earth Science

3

EVR 1001Introduction to Environmental Science

3

EVR 1001HIntroduction to Environmental Science Honors

3

PHY 1020Elementary Physics for the Nonscience Majors

3

PHY 1053CGeneral Physics I with Lab

4

PHY 2048CGeneral Physics with Calculus I with Lab

5

Total Credit Hours: 60