GCC 2018-19 Catalog - Page 77



EDUCATION
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Associate of Arts Transfer Program – 2 years
The Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare teachers and assistant teachers to work effectively with
young children in preschool programs. Students are taught how to provide experiences which foster discovery learning, creativity,
problem solving, language and literacy as well as to enhance a child's social skills. This is done through a child centered curriculum.
Our students gain knowledge of current trends and practices which are being used throughout the world.
FIRST YEAR
CREDITS
ORI 100 College Experience ............................................... 1
ENG 101 English Composition I .......................................... 3
ENG 102 English Composition II ........................................ 3
PSY 101 General Psychology .............................................. 4
PSY 202 Child Development & Psychology ....................... 4
ECE 100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education .......... 3
ECE 110 Developmentally Appropriate Practices for
Early Childhood Education .................................... 3
ECE 210 Child Guidance ..................................................... 3
ECE 220 Infant & Toddler Care .......................................... 3
ECE 195 Practicum I ............................................................ 3
Humanities Elective.............................................................. 3
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SECOND YEAR
CREDITS
MTH 121 Principles of Elementary Math I
or
MTH 110 College Algebra .................................................... 4
PLS 101 Introduction to American Government ...................3
Lab Science (BIO 101, PHY 101) ........................................4
ENG 230 Literature for Children ..........................................3
ECE 295 Practicum II in Early Childhood Ed .......................3
ECE 230 Creative Methods for Teaching
Young Children .....................................................3
ECE 290 Managing a Child Care Center ...............................3
*Approved Elective ...............................................................3
Humanities Elective ..............................................................6
**PE Electives..........................................................................
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Total Credits: 65
ALL students in education transfer programs should carefully check with their faculty advisor regarding the requirements of the school
to which they will be transferring.
*Approved Elective: See Faculty Advisor.
**Students pursuing baccalaureate degrees may also wish to complete future physical education requirements while at GCC. Check the
requirements of the university in which you plan to enroll.
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