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Early Childhood Education Pathway

AAS to Bachelor's Degree

 

This pathway will develop professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to provide services, teach, and guide young children, ages birth to eight.

The Early Childhood Education to B.S. in Early Childhood Development pathway will allow students to begin preparing immediately for rewarding careers as professionals in early childhood education.

Students will be equipped with a combination of early childhood-specific and elementary education instruction and supervised mentorship, without leaving the coast.

 

 

 


 

 

ICC
Year One

 

Semester One

Course Name

CR:

CDT 1113 - Early Childhood Profession

3

CDT 1214 - Infant and Toddler Development

4

CDT 1313 - Creative Arts for Young Children

3

CDT 1343 - Child Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

 

13

Semester Two

Course Name

CR:

CDT 1224 - Preschool and Primary Development

4

CDT 1713 - Language and Literacy Development for Young Children

3

CDT 2613: Methods, Materials, and Measurement

3

CDT 2714 - Social Studies, Math, and Science for Young Children

4

ENG 1113: English Composition I

3

 

17

 

ICC
Year Two

Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science

Semester Three

Course Name

CR:

CDT 2233: Guiding Social and Emotional Behavior

3

CDT 2413: Development of the Exceptional Child

3

CDT 2914: Initial Practicum

4

College Algebra or Higher or Natural Sciences (with Lab) 3/4 hrs
NOTE: MUW recommends College Algebra or Higher Mathematics Course

3/4

Social/Behavioral Science Elective
NOTE: MUW Recommends General Psychology

3

 

16/17

Semester Four

Course Name

CR:

CDT 2513: Family Dynamics and Community Involvement

3

CDT 2813: Administration of Programs for Young Children

3

CDT 2944: Advanced Practicum

4

SPT 1113 or SPT 2173: Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication
NOTE: MUW Recommends SPT 1113 Public Speaking I

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

 

16

Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education Earned from ICC

Transfer to The W

 

The W

Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development

See Advising Notes

Semester Five

Course Name

CR:

ENG 102: English Composition II

3

Philosophy (non-Religion)

3

Humanities/Fine Arts

6

MIS 157: or Higher MIS/computer Applications Course

3

PSY 206: Human Growth & Development

3

 

18

Semester Six

Course Name

CR:

ED 360: Educational Psychology

3

ED 297: Computers in the Classroom

3

ED 300: Education as a Profession (CDT 1113)

3

ED 302: Art & Science of Teaching

3

ED 306: Intro to Exceptional Learners (CDT 2413)

3

ED 311: Elementary Residency

3

 

18

 

Semester Seven

Course Name

CR:

Science (with Lab)

4

ED 302: Art & Science of Teaching

3

ED 304: Principles of Early Childhood Learning (CDT 1214)

3

ED 319: Early Childhood Language and Literacy (CDT 1713)

3

ED 361: Early Literacy Instruction I

3

ED 367: Elementary Residency II

3

 

19

Semester Eight

Course Name

CR:

Science (with Lab)

4

ED 307: Children's Literature in Pre-K Through Grade 3

3

ED 309: Mathematics in K-3

3

ED 317: Behaviors in Early Childhood

3

ED 320: Developmentally Appropriate Materials and Methods
in Early Childhood Education (CDT 2613)

3

ED 335: Elementary Residency III

3

 

19

 

Semester Nine

Course Name

CR:

ED 404:Teacher Internship: Early Childhood (CDT 2944)

9

 

9

   
   
   

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Earned from The W

 

 

Advising Notes

Validation Credit of competencies developed through technical coursework will be awarded to each student on a case by case basis for demonstration of corresponding institutional academic competencies through pass/fail testing. Validation credit will not be considered until the transferring student has successfully completed one academic semester as a full-time W student with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The following courses may be considered for validation credit, up to 27 credit hours:

 

The W B.S. in ECD Courses

ECE Technology Courses

ED 300: Education as a Profession

CDT 1113: Early Childhood Profession

ED 304: Principles of Early Childhood Learning

CDT 1214: Infant and Toddler Development

ED 306: Intro to Exceptional Learners

CDT 2413: Development of the Exceptional Child

ED 317: Behaviors in Early Childhood

CDT 2233: Guiding Social and Emotional Behavior

ED 319: Early Childhood Language and Literacy

CDT 1713: Language and Literacy Development for Young Children

ED 320: Dev. App. Materials & Methods in Early Childhood Education

CDT 2613: Methods, Materials, and Measurement

ED 404: Teacher Internship: Early Childhood

CDT 2914/2944: Practicum courses

 

For students interested in the B.S. in Elementary Education degree pathway, please remember that students may qualify for this licensure track after meeting all of the following:

  • Complete all Block 1 courses: ED 300, ED 302, ED 304, ED 306, ED 311, and ED 360
  • Earn 3.0 GPA on most recent 60 credit hours OR an ACT score of 21 OR pass MDE Praxis Core with the following minimum sub-scores:

Test

Code

Minimum

Core: Reading

5713

156

Core: Writing

5723

162

Core: Math

5733

130

 

Students considering the B.S. in Elementary Education degree pathway should consider the following course options prior to transferring to The W:

  • Take MAT 1723 & MAT 1743 for The W’s MA 111: Modern Elementary Math I
  • Take MAT 1733 for The W’s MA 112: Modern Elementary Math II