Sep 26, 2023
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education – Early Care and Education is designed for students seeking careers and/or personal growth in the field of early childhood education. The program provides students with both theoretical and practical skills needed to work in an infant/toddler, preschool setting, family day care, child care center, or in other child centered jobs. Upon completion of this degree, students may go directly into employment.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Discuss the elements and dynamics of quality education and care for young children ages 0-5.
- Demonstrate appropriate skills for providing quality education and care for young children ages 0-5.
- Demonstrate appropriate skills in interacting with young children ages 0-5 and their families.
- Distinguish typical and atypical development in young children ages 0-5.
- Demonstrate appropriate skills in modifying the care and education of young children ages 0-5 to allow for the appropriate inclusion of those with atypical development.
General Education Requirements (22 Credits)
Mathematics (3 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
English Composition (3-5 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
Communications (3 Credits)
Human Relations (3 Credits)
Natural Science (3 Credits)
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)
- any AM prefix course
- or any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 and ANTH 110L)
- or any ART prefix course
- or CRJ 104 - Introduction to Administration of Justice
- or DAN 101 - Dance Appreciation
- or any ECON prefix course
- or ENG 223 - Themes of Literature or above
- or GEOG 106 - Introduction to Cultural Geography
- or any HIST prefix course
- or any MUS prefix course (except MUS 100)
- or any PSC prefix course
- or any THTR prefix course (except THTR 275)
- or WMST 113 - Gender, Race, and Class
- or World Languages 101B or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (4-6 Credits)
Special Program Requirements (38 Credits)
Core Requirements (33 Credits)