Mar 01, 2024
Progression Plan - Early Childhood Education AAS
The Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education prepares the student to enter the early care and education profession as a highly skilled teacher of birth-preschool, serve as a paraprofessional in a public school, or to transfer to a bachelor degree program.
Credit Hours Required: 60
Note: A current Arizona fingerprint clearance card is required for students working in the Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center. A current card in Pediatric First Aid and Safety will be required for graduation.
AAS General Education Requirements (19 credits)
Note: For Arts & Humanities AND/OR Social & Behavioral Sciences choose from the approved options except ECE 210 or ECE 234, which will be applied to Program Requirements (below).
Note: 1 Select from two different prefixes
Program Requirements (41 credits)
Upon successful completion of the Early Childhood Education Degree program, the learner will be able to:
- Build strong relationships with families through understanding, respect and valuing the characteristics of both the families and their communities.
- Articulate historical perspectives, as well as current trends, in the field of Early Childhood Education.
- Apply relationship-based proactive strategies to promote pro-social development of young children, aged birth through 8 years.
- Identify strategies to plan and implement instructional practices to promote literacy in children birth-age eight.
- Use formal and informal observation techniques to document the development and learning in young children.
- Provide opportunities and environments that support the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, language and creative development and learning in children birth-age eight.
- Model leadership, advocacy and management skills in the field of early care and education.
- Apply ethical and professional standards that emphasize reflective practices in working with young children, parents, other professionals and self.
- Implement basic health, safety, and nutritional practices with young children as required by regulation.