Course work includes:

  • Child growth and development;
  • Physical/nutritional needs of children;
  • Care and guidance of children;
  • Communication skills with families and children.

Students will foster the cognitive/ language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

Courses

Required Courses for Degree
ACA 122 Student Transfer Success *
BIO 110 Principles of Biology
CIS 110 Intro. to Computers
COM 231 Public Speaking
EDU 119 Intro. to Early Childhood Ed.
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Com.
EDU 144 Child Development I
EDU 145 Child Development II
EDU 146 Child Guidance
EDU 151 Creative Activities
EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos
EDU 261 E.C. Administration I
EDU 262 E.C. Administration II
EDU 280 Language & Literacy Experiences
EDU 284 Early College Practicum
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
PSY 150 General Psych.
HUM/Fine Arts ( ART 111, MUS 110 or MUS 112 )
Science Elective ( CHM 151 or PHY 110 and 110A)
Social Behav. Elective ( ECO 251,or 252 or HIS 112 or 132 or SOC 210 )

Semester Hours Required for Degree – 74
Courses with matching symbols indicate OR/AND requirements. Review back page or contact Student Development for more information.

Outlook for Employment

Graduates can transfer to public colleges or universities in North Carolina in the field of early childhood. They are prepared to plan and implement appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development, childcare programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start programs, and school-age programs.

Early Education Administrators
Family Consultants
Child Development Consultants

Process for Admissions

  • Submit a complete Application for Admission to the Office of Admissions.
  • Submit official transcript(s) of high school education and all post-high school course work to the Office of Admissions if requested. Office GED scores or transcript of courses for the Adult High School Diploma may be submitted in lieu of the high school transcript.
  • Complete the Admission Placement Test.
  • Diploma and certificate admission requirements may vary. Contact the Admissions Office for details.

Suggested Course Sequence - Full Time Student

Course# Course Name CL. LB. CLIN. CR.
FALL SEMESTER
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 1
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
EDU 119 Intro. to Early Childhood Ed. 4 0 0 4
EDU 144 Child Dev. I 3 0 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 0 0 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3 0 0 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
18 4 0 20
SPRING SEMESTER
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psych 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Com. 3 0 0 3
EDU 145 Child Dev. II 3 0 0 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition 3 0 0 3
17 2 0 18
FALL SEMESTER
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 0 0 3
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 3 3 0 4
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3 0 0 3
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos 3 0 0 3
EDU 261 E. C. Administration I 3 0 0 3
EDU 280 Lang. & Literacy Experiences 3 0 0 3
18 3 0 19
SPRING SEMESTER
XXX Science Elective ( CHM 151 or PHY 110 & PHY 110A ) 3 3 0 4
XXX Social Behavioral Elective ( ECO 251, ECO 252, HIS 112, HIS 132, or SOC 210 ) 3 0 0 3
XXX Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ( ART 111, MUS 110 or MUS 112 ) 3 0 0 3
EDU 262 E. C. Administration II 3 0 0 3
EDU 284 E. C. Practicum 1 9 0 4
13 12 0 17
66 21 0 74

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS
REQUIRED FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE: 74