Early Childhood Education (AAECED)

Associate in Arts

This associate degree program prepares students to transfer into an early childhood education program at a 4-year college or university. It covers the first 2 years of instruction in a bachelor's degree program with an early childhood education major.

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2022-2023 Academic Requirements

The program prepares students to transfer into an early childhood education program at a four-year college or university. The first two years of instruction in a bachelor's degree program in an early childhood education major is covered. The program includes the general education courses that prepare students for the state-mandated basic skills tests for teachers in the State of Michigan. Requirements vary by college, so students should obtain the current curriculum for the college to which they are transferring.

This is a high demand, high skill program, as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/articulation-agreements.php .

Academic Math Level of 3 is required to enroll in required math course. If remedial math course is needed, it is suggested student take during the first semester.

GPA of 2.0 or higher

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Public Services Careers Dept
Advisors
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Beth A. Marshall
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ECD 101   Child Development 3
COM 101   Fundamentals of Speaking 3
ENG 111   Composition I 4
ENG 240   Children's Literature 3
GEO 101   World Regional Geography 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ECD 180   Working with Families in a Diverse Society 3
ECD 220   Development and Care of Infants and Toddlers 3
MTH 125 or   Everyday College Math
  Any Math Level 4 or higher course 4
Elective   Any MTA Natural Science 4
Total 14
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ECD 200   Child Guidance and Classroom Management 3
ECD 210   Curriculum for Young Children 3
ENG 226   Composition II 3
ENG 242   Diverse Children's Literature 3
PSY 220   Human Development and Learning 4
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ECD 230   Child Observation and Assessment 3
ECD 240   Education of the Young Child with Exceptionalities 3
ECD 280   The Developing Professional in Early Childhood Education 2
ECD 281   Practicum for the Developing ECE Professional 1
PHY 100   Physics for Elementary Teachers 4
Elective   Elective(s) to reach a minimum 60 credits* 1
Total 14

Total Credits Required
60

Footnotes

*Additional suggested general education electives: COM 102, COM 225, MTH 148, MTH 149 or PLS 112