Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education – Evening Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Program Start: Fall, Spring
Enrollment Status: Full-time or part-time

The Evening - AAS degree program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is from the current catalog year, organized in the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student, and is subject to change.

Part-time students, visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

If you are a current student your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. View your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and to search and register for classes.

Required Background Screenings

Students must pass a DHS Criminal History Record Check and an FBI Fingerprint Check before being placed in Field Experience courses.

Courses marked as gen ed can be taken any semester.

Fall Semester – First 8 weeks
ECE103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ENG105 Composition I [GEN ED] 3

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Total Credits 6
Fall Semester – Second 8 weeks
ECE158 Early Childhood Curriculum I 3
ECE221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts [GEN ED] 3

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Total Credits 9
Spring Semester – First 8 weeks
ECE159 Early Childhood Curriculum II 3
ECE170 Child Growth and Development 3
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication [GEN ED] 3

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Total Credits 9
Spring Semester – Second 8 weeks
ECE133 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
ECE243 Early Childhood Guidance 3

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Total Credits 6
Summer Semester – 8 weeks
ECE274 Field Experience I 2
ECE944 Field Experience Seminar I 1
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology 3

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Total Credits 6
Fall Semester – First 8 weeks
ECE122 Parenting Relationships 2
ECE125 School Age Care 2
ECE260 Current Topics and Issues in Child Care 2

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Total Credits 6
Fall Semester – Second 8 weeks
ECE120 Communication with Families 2
ECE290 Early Childhood Program Administration 3

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Total Credits 5
Spring Semester – First 8 weeks
ECE250 Advanced Curriculum Planning 3
ECE298 Child Development Career Strategies 2
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology [GEN ED] 3

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Total Credits 8
Spring Semester – Second 8 weeks
ECE284 Field Experience II 2
ECE945 Field Experience Seminar II 1
EDU246 Including Diverse Learners 3

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Total Credits 6

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 222
319-296-4007
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Advisor

Jane Huebner
Black Hawk Hall 226
319-296-2329 ext.1431
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Dean

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 224
319-296-4041
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