Early Childhood Education

Curriculum EDU.ECE.AAS (C220A)

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) professional will provide developmentally appropriate care to children in Early Childhood Care and Education programs. The field of Early Childhood covers birth through eight years of age.

Daytime morning, field experiences are requirements in all ECE classes, progressing from basic observations to a supervised observation/participation class which precedes student teaching in program approved and licensed Early Childhood Care and Education programs. Experiences include working with children and families, curriculum development, team teaching responsibilities, classroom management, guidance techniques and portfolio development. Communication skills and collaborative behaviors are emphasized.

College and state medical assessments and background inquiry checks are required of all individuals working with young children.

The Triton College Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education leads to a level 4 Gateways Illinois ECE Credential.

Last Update Effective: 5/25/15

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ECE 110

Early Childhood Development

3

 

ECE 111

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

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RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

 

 

Program electives

6

 

 

 

15

Semester Two

#

ECE 118

Health, Nutrition and Safety

3

#

ECE 121

Language Development & Activities

3

#

ECE 146

Child, Family & Community

2

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

#

BIS 100

General Biology or

 

#

BIS 105

Environmental Biology or

 

#

MAT 110

College Algebra

4-5

 

 

 

17-18

Semester Three

#

ECE 138

Observation, Assessment, Curriculum and Guidance of Young Children

3.5

 

 

Program electives

3

 

 

 

6.5

Semester Four

#

ECE 142

Students with Disabilities in School

3

#

ECE 231

Science & Math for Children

3

#

ECE 233

Creative Activities for the Young Child

3

 

 

Program electives

6

 

 

 

15

Semester Five

#

ECE 251

Practicum

4

#

ECE 252

Seminar

3

 

 

Program electives

9

 

 

 

16

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

69.5-70.5

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is a requirement for each ECE course in all ECE programs.

See ECE course descriptions.

See Humanities and Social or Behavioral Science General Education and Associate in Arts degree requirements for Physical or Life Sciences or Mathematics requirements.

Program electives (24):

 

ART 110

Looking at Art

3

 

HIS 152

History of the United States Since 1877

3

 

MUS 110

Listening to Music

3

 

PHL 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

 

PHL 105

World Religions

3

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

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PSY 216

Child Psychology

3

 

SOC 100

Introduction to Sociology

3

Suggested electives (4): PSY 234◊, Refer to the Associate of Arts Teaching degree in Early Childhood Education for elective choices if you plan on transferring for a teaching degree.

Chairperson: Mary Ann Olson, Ext. 3672