2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 116

B-116 2014-2015
TMCCCollegeCatalog
B–DegreePrograms
EarlyChildhoodEducationDegree
PRESCHOOLEMPHASIS–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
preschool emphasis.These includeunderstanding child
development; guidingyoung children; developingprofessionalism
in theECEfield; developingand implementing curriculum for
childrenbirth throughpreschool;workingwith families and the
community; understanding childrenwithdisabilities; observing,
documentingandassessingyoung children; andvariousfield
experienceswithyoung children.
GENERALEDUCATIONREQUIREMENTS
DIVERSITY............................................................3CREDITS
Required:HDFS232
COMMUNICATIONS/ENGLISH.....................6CREDITS
Required: ENG101or113
FINEARTS/HUMANITIES/
SOCIALSCIENCE................................................3CREDITS
Recommended: SOC101, PSY101
HUMANRELATIONS........................................3CREDITS
Required:MGT212
MATHEMATICS...................................................3CREDITS
SCIENCE................................................................3CREDITS
Required:NUTR121
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
ECE121 Parent CaregiverRelationships......................................1
ECE123 HealthandNutrition forYoungChildren........................1
ECE155 Literacyand theYoungChild. ........................................1
ECE231 Preschool Practicum: EarlyChildhoodLab.....................3
ECE245 PracticumSeminar. .......................................................2
Electives AnyECE/HDFS course, orother approved class...............5
TOTALEMPHASISREQUIREMENTS..13CREDITS
TOTALDEGREEREQUIREMENTS....67CREDITS
Studentswho receiveanearly childhoodeducationAASdegreewith
anemphasis inpreschoolmust completepracticum throughTMCC.
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