2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
    Jun 06, 2023  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, AA [ECEEDUC-AA, 60 Total Credits]


This degree is designed to provide for the first two years of college preparation for students wanting to be certified as early childhood teachers (preschool through second grade) who plan to become a paraprofessional (Instructional Aide) and/or in preparation for other early childhood careers.


  1. Apply the dimensions of multicultural education to support appropriate pedagogical practices for teaching diverse students in Early Childhood Education.

  2. Select technology tools for integration across the Early Childhood Education curriculum.

  3. Synthesize the major theoretical perspectives and methods of educational psychology to teaching, learning, and schooling in Early Childhood Education.

  4. Choose formative and summative techniques for evaluation and modification with group and individual instruction and learning strategies in Early Childhood Education.

  5. Evaluate the historical, legal, and philosophical foundations and issues related to contemporary early childhood education.

General Education Requirements (34 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

English Composition (6-8 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Literature (3 Credits)

Natural Science (6-7 Credits)

Two courses from the following, one must include a lab.

Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

  • EDU 280  fulfills this requirement.

Special Program Requirements (26 Credits)