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Early Childhood Education Pathway

Certificate to Bachelor's Degree 3+1

 

 

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 Technology Certificate 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.

 

 

 


 

 

MGCCC
Year One

Early Childhood Education Technology Certificate

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

CDT 2233 - Guiding Social and Emotional Behavior

3

 

16

Semester Two

Course Name

CR:

CDT 1224 - Preschool and Primary Development

4

CDT 1713 - Language and Literacy Development for Young Children

3

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

4

CDT 2913 - Initial Practicum

3

PSY 1513 - General Psychology

3

 

17

Early Childhood Education Technology Certificate Earned from MGCCC

MGCCC
Year Two

Early Childhood Education Technology Associate of Applied Science

Semester Three

Course Name

CR:

CDT 2413 - Development of the Exceptional Child

3

CDT 2613 - Methods, Materials, and Measurement

3

CDT 2813 - Administration of Programs for Young Children

3

CDT 2513 - Family Dynamics and Community Involvement

3

CDT 2943 - Advanced Practicum

4

 

16

Semester Four

Course Name

CR:

ENG 1113 or ENG 1114 - English Composition I

3

SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I

3

Social/Behavioral Science Credit(s):

 

EPY 2533 - Human Growth and Development

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credit(s):

 

Fine Arts: ART 1113, MUS 1113, SPT 2233

3

Natural Sciences (with Lab)

4

 

16

Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education Technology Earned from MGCCC

MGCCC
Year Three

Associate of Arts

Semester Five

Course Name

CR:

ENG 1123 - English Composition II

3

Literature Survey: ENG 2223, 2233, 2323, 2333, 2423, 2433

3

History Survey: HIS 1163, 1173, 2213, 2223

3

MAT 1313 - College Algebra

3

BAD 2533 - Computer Applications in Business and Industry

3

 

15

Semester Six

Course Name

CR:

Human Performance & Recreation (HPR) Courses

2

PHI 2113 - Introduction to Philosophy I

3

History Survey, Literature Survey, or Fine Arts

3

Natural Sciences (with Lab)

4

GEO 1113 - World Regional Geography

3

 

15

Associate of Arts Earned from MGCCC

Transfer to The W

 

The W
Year Four

Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Education

See Advising Notes

Semester Seven

Course Name

CR:

ED 300 - Education as a Profession (CDT 1113)

3

ED 302 - Art & Science of Teaching

3

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

3

ED 306 - Intro to Exceptional Learners (CDT 2413)

3

ED 311- Elementary Residency

3

 

15

Semester Eight

Course Name

CR:

ED 297 - Computers in the Classroom

3

ED 317 - Behaviors in Early Childhood (CDT 2233)

3

ED 361 - Early Literacy Instruction I

3

ED 367 - Elementary Residency II

3

ED 360 Educational Psychology

3

 

15

The W

 

Semester Nine

Course Name

CR:

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

3

ED 309 - Mathematics in K-3

3

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

3

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

3

ED 335 - Elementary Residency III

3

 

15

Semester Ten

Course Name

CR:

ED 404 - Teacher Internship: Early Childhood (CDT 2934/2944)

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 2934/2944: Practicum courses

 

After completing Block 1 Education courses, students who have a 3.0 GPA on the most recent prior 60 credit hours OR who have earned a 21 or higher composite ACT score OR who have completed and passed the MDE Praxis Core exam may apply to become an Elementary Education major if interested.

 

Notice Regarding MUW Repeat Coursework

Please note: Beginning August 2020, each undergraduate education student may repeat MUW education courses or core required courses once. Students who do not achieve required minimum grades after two attempts, beginning August 2020, will not qualify to continue in the respective program(s) depending upon each program's minimum grade requirement. This restriction applies to all current and new undergraduate education students either in the Early Childhood Development Major, BS or the Elementary Education Major, BS.