Sep 26, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2016-2017 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

The Early Childhood Education major provides the educational needs of the child care industry as well as the Head Start teachers and teacher assistants in public Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education classrooms.

This major is specifically designed for students who plan to enter the workforce after graduation.  Students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree should follow the Pre K-3 emphasis in the Teaching Major leading to the Associate of Science degree.

To facilitate success in this program, all students should enroll in ORN 1010 - Orientation: Learning to Succeed  during their first semester at DSCC.

TYPICAL JOBS: Head Start teacher, teacher assistant in public school, Department of Education Pre-K assistant, lead teacher in child care program, possibly child care director, preschool curriculum coordinator, CDA advisor, consultant

Use Degree Works to view a sample degree plan.

Total: 61 Semester Hours

*For lists of eligible electives, see the appropriate section of the General Education Core Curriculum Requirements .

**The ECEd elective (one course) must be completed from the following: ECEd 2312 , ECEd 2330 , or ECEd 2390 .