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Early Childhood Education Associate in Science

Early Childhood Education Associate in Science
Type: AS
Subplan Code: CHLDD-AS
CIP: 1413121003

Program Description

Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Early Childhood Education explores the field’s historical, philosophical, political and theoretical best practices. Students gain the skills and techniques required to support the emotional, physical, language and cognitive development of children from newborn to 8 years of age. The program was the first in Florida to receive accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Profession

Early education professionals play a critical role in the growth and development of the children they serve. In this challenging, yet rewarding role, they ensure children enjoy age-appropriate academic programs and quality enrichment in a caring, nurturing and safe learning environment.

Job Outlook

Due to state-mandated adjustments in student-teacher ratios and increases in enrollment, employment in this field is expected to grow by 25 percent (faster than average) through 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).

College Credit Certificates

Students pursuing this degree also may obtain the following college credit certificates:

  • Child Care Center Management Specialization
  • Early Childhood Education—Early Intervention Specialist Certificate
  • Early Childhood Education Infant/Toddler Specialization
  • Early Childhood Education Preschool Specialization
  • Educational Assisting Certificate

 

Degree Transfer

Graduates of the A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education have these transfer options:

  • DirectConnect to UCF: Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Early Childhood Development and Education, Early Childhood Careers track at the University of Central Florida
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Education with a concentration in Child Development at Nova Southeastern University

Program Note

Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field and/or transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to a college or university should consult with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all entry requirements for the baccalaureate program of their choice.

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Courses
Available Courses
Required Courses
30

Choose one:

or
Elective Courses
15
Choose 15 credits from the following list:
15
For Students planning to transfer to UCF's B.S. Early Childhood Careers track, the following courses are suggested for the 15 credit hours of electives:

Mathematics General Education course

3
Credits
Students planning to transfer to UCF should take MAC 1105, MAC 1114, MAC 1140, MAC 2233, MAC 2311, MGF 1106 or MGF 1107

Science General Education course

3
Credits
Students planning to transfer to UCF should take AST 1002, CHM 1020, CHM 1032, CHM 2045C, PHY 1001, PHY 1020, PHY 1053C or PHY 2048C
General Education Courses
15

Humanities General Education course

3
Credits
Students planning to transfer to UCF should take HUM 2220, HUM 2223 or HUM 2232

Mathematics or Science General Education course

3
Credits
Students planning to transfer to UCF should take STA 2023
Total Credits:
63
Note:

The course selection includes the four courses that are required for the completion of the College Credit National CDA. They are: EEC 1000, EEC 1011, EEC 1601 and EEC 2200.

Students entering the A.S. program with a current National Preschool CDA Credential (training by a Department of Education program) may receive credit for EEC1011, EEC2930 and EEC 2949 after completing 12 credit hours with Seminole State. Contact the Program Manager for details.

Note:

If you choose a Science General Education course, due to state law, you must also complete any college developmental mathematics course(s) if you are non-exempt and if any were required by your entry-level test scores, before you can be awarded an associate degree.

Note:

Students planning to transfer to UCF must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher in each Early Childhood Development and Education course.

Note:

Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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Early Childhood Education
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