2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Graduation Map: Early Childhood Development, AAS


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Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development is designed to meet the competencies required for the Birth through Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Credential which is required by Act 187 passed by the Arkansas Legislature during the 2009 session. This degree will allow a graduate to apply for the Birth through Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Credential from the Division of Early Care and Education of the Department of Human Services. It will allow the graduate to be the lead teacher in a non-public school classroom or in a Head Start classroom while continuing to pursue a Bachelor’s degree from another institution of higher education. The student will also be qualified to serve as a paraprofessional in a public school pre-kindergarten classroom.

Students must obtain cleared criminal, FBI, and child maltreatment registry checks and a UA-PTC Education ID badge prior to enrollment in ECD and ECTC courses.

1. This program will not allow the graduate to be the lead teacher in a public school pre-kindergarten classroom.

2. Please visit with an Education advisor to discuss recommended full-time or part-time course sequencing.

ACTS Course Numbers

The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admissions and degree requirements. Go to https://adhe.edu/students-parents/transfer-info-for-students for more information.

Degree Requirements

-This degree requires successful completion of 60 credit hours

-A minimum 2.00 cumulative grade-point average required for graduation.

-Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses taken to satisfy the AAS degree in Early Childhood Development.

-This program of study includes special prgram fees beyond current tuition and college fees.

-Satifaction of all financial obligations due to the college is required for graduation.

-Please note: additional prerequisite courses may be required if minimum placement test scores are not met. 

Semester One


Complete all 15 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  ECD 1003  Foundations of Early Childhood Education     3    
  ECD 1103  Child Growth and Development 3    
  ECD 1203  Environments for Young Children 3    
  ECD 1423  Advanced Field Experience   3    
  MATH 1300  Mathematical Reasoning OR MATH 1302  College Algebra  3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Semester Two


Complete all 15 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  ECD 2803  Special Needs 3    
  ECTC 2403  Math & Science for Early Childhood   3    
  ECTC 2503  Child Guidance 3    
  ENGL 1311  English Composition I 3    
  SPCH 1300  Speech Communication 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Semester Three


Complete all 15 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  Select one (work with an Education Advisor to determine the appropriate elective for degree emphasis): ECD 1013  CDA Portfolio & Field Experience OR ECD 2203  Program Administration 3    
  ECD 1113  Working with Diverse Families 3    
  ECTC 2303  Literacy & Language for Early Childhood 3    
  ECTC 2803  Infant/Toddler Curriculum 3    
  ENGL 1312  English Composition II 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Semester Four


Complete all 15 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
 

Select one (work with an Education Advisor to determine the appropriate elective for degree emphasis): 

ECD 1013  CDA Portfolio & Field Experience OR ECD 2503  Health, Safety, & Nutr fr Yng Child
3    
  ECTC 2603  Practicum    3    
  ECTC 2703  Preschool Curriculum 3    
  ECTC 2903  Future Perspectives Early Childhood 3    
  Select one: PSYC 2300  Psychology & the Human Experience OR SOCI 2300  Introduction to Sociology 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR - APPLY FOR GRADUATION

Total 60 Credit Hours


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