2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 114

B-114 2014-2015
TMCCCollegeCatalog
B–DegreePrograms
EarlyChildhoodEducationDegree
INFANT/TODDLEREMPHASIS–ASSOCIATEOFAPPLIEDSCIENCE
The associateof applied science in early childhood
education is adegreeoption for students seeking to enter
a rewarding careerworkingwithyoung children and
their families.This practitioner orientedprogramhas a
degree emphasis in threefields: administrationof early
care and educationprograms, preschool and infant/
toddler.This gives the student theopportunity to select
their educational experiencebasedon their specific
interests and allows for greater learning in a specific area
of concentration.
DEGREEOUTCOMES
Students completing thedegreewill:
• Fulfill the requirements of theAssociateofAppliedScience.
• Demonstrate competency in their specified emphasis.
EMPHASISOUTCOMES
Students completing the emphasiswill:
• Demonstrate the scopeof knowledge and skillsbasedon the
fiveNationalAssociation for theEducationofYoungChildren’s
(NAEYC)AssociateDegreeStandards.These includepromoting
childdevelopment and learning; building familyand community
relationships; observing, documenting, andassessing; teachingand
learning; andbecomingaprofessional.
• Demonstrate a scopeof knowledge and skillsbasedon the
infant and toddler emphasis.These includeunderstanding child
developmentwithan emphasis on infant and toddlers; guiding
infants and toddlers; developingprofessionalism in theECEfield;
developingand implementing curriculum for infants and toddlers;
workingwith families and the community; understanding children
withdisabilities; observing, documentingandassessingyoung
children; andvariousfield experienceswith infants and toddlers.
GENERALEDUCATIONREQUIREMENTS
DIVERSITY............................................................3CREDITS
Required:HDFS232
COMMUNICATIONS/ENGLISH.....................6CREDITS
Required: ENG101or113
FINEARTS/HUMANITIES/
SOCIALSCIENCE................................................3CREDITS
Recommended: SOC101, PSY101
HUMANRELATION...........................................3CREDITS
Required:MGT212
MATHEMATICS...................................................3CREDITS
SCIENCE................................................................3CREDITS
RequiredNUTR121
U.S.ANDNEVADACONSTITUTIONS.........3CREDITS
TOTALGENERAL
EDUCATIONREQUIREMENTS.............24CREDITS
COREREQUIREMENTS
Required for all ECEemphases.
A studentmustmaintaina cumulativegradepoint averageof a2.0
(C)orbetter andaminimumgradeof“C”mustbemade ineachof
the core requirements.
ECE130 Infancy...........................................................................3
ECE190 Professionalism inEarlyCareandEducation .................3
ECE200 TheExceptional Child.....................................................3
ECE204 Principlesof ChildGuidance...........................................3
ECE210 Observation,DocumentationandAssessment
of YoungChildren. .........................................................3
ECE240 Administrationof thePreschool. ...................................3
ECE250 Introduction toEarlyChildhoodEducation. ...................3
ECE251 Curriculum inEarlyChildhoodEducation.......................3
HDFS201 LifespanHumanDevelopment.......................................3
HDFS202 Introduction toFamilies.................................................3
TOTALCOREREQUIREMENTS.............30CREDITS
EMPHASISREQUIREMENTS
ECE124 SensorimotorDevelopment InfantsandToddlers..........1
ECE125 LanguageDevelopment for Infants/Toddlers. ...............1
ECE126 Social/EmotionalDevelopment for Infants
andToddlers..................................................................1
ECE129 Environments for InfantsandToddlers..........................2
ECE232 Practicum: Infant andToddler.......................................3
ECE245 PracticumSeminar. .......................................................2
ECE252 Infant/Toddler Curriculum.............................................3
TOTALEMPHASISREQUIREMENTS..13CREDITS
TOTALDEGREEREQUIREMENTS....67CREDITS
Studentswho receiveanearly childhoodeducationAASdegreewith
anemphasis in infant/toddlermust completepracticum through
TMCC.
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