Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to meet the vocational needs of people seeking employment or who are already employed in the early childhood field. Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care, licensing requirements can be met upon completion of selected courses. The program emphasis is on children ages 8 and under.

*Please note if ECE 112 and ECE 256 are selected as the electives for this degree, the student will have the requirements for an Infant/Toddler Supervisor Certificate pending verifiable work experience hours.

Degree Requirements: 61 credits

General Education Requirements: 25 credits

English

(6 credits)

ENG 121English Composition I (GT-CO1)

3

COM 125Interpersonal Communication

3

Mathematics

(3 credits)

Select one course:

MAT 155Integrated Math I

3

Credits: See an advisor for transfer requirements.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

(3 credits)

Select 1 of the following:

GEO 105World Regional Geography (GT-SS2)

3

PSY 101General Psychology I (GT-SS3)

3

Arts and Humanities

(3 Credits-GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, or GT-AH4)

Select one course from any Art or Humanities GT course:  (ART 110, MUS 120, THE 105, or LIT 255 are the recommended courses)

Category I (GT-AH1)

ART 110Art Appreciation (GT-AH1)

3

ART 111Art History - Ancient to Medieval (GT-AH1)

3

ART 112Art History – Renaissance to Modern (GT-AH1)

3

ART 207Art History - 1900 to Present (GT-AH1)

3

COM 130Communication and Popular Culture (GT-AH1)

3

ENG 221Creative Writing I (GT-AH1)

3

MUS 120Music Appreciation (GT-AH1)

3

MUS 121Music History: Medieval through Classical Period (GT-AH1)

3

MUS 122Music History Early Romantic Period to the Present (GT-AH1)

3

MUS 123Survey of World Music (GT-AH1)

3

MUS 125History of Jazz (GT-AH1)

3

THE 105Theatre Appreciation (GT-AH1)

3

THE 108Theater Script Analysis (GT-AH1)

3

THE 211Development of Theatre Greek-Reniassance (GT-AH1)

3

THE 212Development of Theatre Restoration to Modern (GT-AH1)

3

THE 215Playwriting (GT-AH1)

3

Category II (GT-AH2)

HUM 115World Mythology (GT-AH2)

3

HUM 121Humanities: Early Civilizations (GT-AH2)

3

HUM 122Humanities: Medieval-Modern (GT-AH2)

3

HUM 123The Modern World (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 115Introduction to Literature (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 201World Literature to 1600 (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 202World Literature after 1600 (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 205Ethnic Literature (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 211American Literature to Civil War (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 212American Literature after Civil War (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 221British Literature to 1770 (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 222British Literature since 1770 (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 225Introduction to Shakespeare (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 246Literature of Women (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 259Survey of African American Literature (GT-AH2)

3

Category III (GT-AH3)

PHI 111Introduction to Philosophy (GT-AH3)

3

PHI 112Ethics (GT-AH3)

3

PHI 113Logic (GT-AH3)

3

PHI 114Comparative Religions (GT-AH3)

3

PHI 205Business Ethics (GT-AH3)

3

PHI 214Philosophy of Religion (GT-AH3)

3

PHI 218Environmental Ethics (GT-AH3)

3

PHI 220Philosophy of Death and Dying (GT-AH3)

3

Category IV (GT-AH4)

SPA 211Spanish Language III (GT-AH4)

3

SPA 212Spanish Language IV (GT-AH4)

3

Natural and Physical Sciences

(4 credits)

Select 1 of the following:

Note: students MUST successfully pass BOTH SCI 155 and SCI 156 to satisfy the gtPathways science requirement.

BIO 105Science of Biology with Lab (GT-SC1)

4

SCI 155Integrated Science I - Physics and Chemistry (GT-SC1)

4

SCI 156Integrated Science II - Earth and Life Science (GT-SC1)

4

Additional General Education Requirements: 3 credits

HIS 121US History to Reconstruction (GT-HI1)

3

Degree Requirements: 33 credits

ECE 101Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 102Introduction to Early Childhood Education Techniques

3

ECE 103Guidance Strategies for young Children

3

ECE 111Infant and Toddler Theory and Practice

3

ECE 205ECE Nutrition, Health, and Safety

3

ECE 220Curriculum Development: Methods and Techniques

3

ECE 238ECE Child Growth & Development

3

ECE 240Administration of Early Childhood Care and Education Programs

3

ECE 241Administration: Human Relations for Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 260The Exceptional Child

3

ECE 288Practicum: Early Childhood Education

3

Electives: 6 credits

ECE 112Intro to Infant/Toddler Lab Techniques

3

ECE 256Working with Parents, Families, and Community Systems

3

EDU 261Teaching, Learning, and Technology

3

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