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 111 General Biology I
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
COM 231 Public Speaking
EDU 119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community
EDU 144 Child Development I
EDU 145 Child Development II
EDU 146 Child Guidance
EDU 151 Creative Activities
EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition
EDU 216 Foundations of Education
EDU 221 Children With Exceptionalities
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos
EDU 250 Teacher Licensure Preparation
EDU 280 Language & Literacy
EDU 284 Early Childhood Practicum
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
PSY 150 General Psychology
XXX Humanities/Fine Arts (1 Course)
XXX Natural Science (1 Course)
XXX Social/Behavioral Science (1 Course)

Semester Hours Required for Degree -74

Outlook for Employment

Graduates can transfer to public colleges or universities in North Carolina for B-K teacher certification. 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.

Preschool Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher

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
EDU 119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 4 0 0 4
EDU 144 Child Development I 3 0 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 0 0 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 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
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community 3 0 0 3
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 0 0 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
17 2 0 18
FALL SEMESTER
BIO 111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
EDU 216 Foundation of Education 3 0 0 3
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3 0 0 3
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos 3 0 0 3
EDU 280 Language & Literacy 3 0 0 3
18 3 0 19
SPRING SEMESTER
XXX Natural Science 3 2-3 0 4
XXX Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 0 3
XXX Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
EDU 250 Teacher Licensure Preparation 3 0 0 3
EDU 284 Early Childhood Practicum 1 9 0 4
13 11-12 0 17
66 20-21 0 74

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE: 74