Program Details

Career Program

Early Childhood Education

Program Information:

Associate of Applied Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Susan Sies · Phone: 410-386-8325 · Email:

This degree program is intended for those who seek responsible positions in the field of early childhood education. A graduate can expect to find employment in a child care center or as an independent child care provider. Students who choose this curriculum and desire to transfer to a four-year college should check with the faculty advisor. Certain specialized courses may not be transferable to some four-year institutions. All students should meet with the Education faculty advisor at the beginning of their program. ECE-105, Infants and Toddlers: Development and Care, meets state requirements for working with infants and toddlers in a childcare setting. ECE-101 together with ECE-104 meets state requirements for 90 clock hours in preschool care. ECE-115, School Age Care, along with ECE-101, meets state requirements for 90 clock hours of training in a school-aged program.

 Program requirements may change due to possible new initiatives in the state.

*Students must be in good academic standing in order to participate in field experiences; one field experience allowed each term.


Program Requirements
 ECE-101  Child Growth and Development  3 credits
 ECE-102  Introduction to Early Childhood Education  3 credits
 ECE-104  Methods and Materials in Early Childhood
 3 credits
 ECE-105  Infants and Toddlers: Development and Care  3 credits
 ECE-110  Nutrition, Health, and Safety in
 Early Childhood Education 
 3 credits
 ECE-115  School-Age Care  3 credits
 ECE-120  Literacy in Early Childhood  3 credits
 ECE-125  Educational Psychology  3 credits
 ECE-210  Child Care Administration  3 credits
 ECE-270  ECE Capstone Field Experience  3 credits
 EDUC-130  Introduction to Special Education  3 credits
 *EDUC-131  Field Experience for Introduction to Special
 1 credit
 EDUC-201  Processes and Acquisition of Reading  3 credits
 Elective    1 credit
General Education Requirements
 Arts and Humanities 
 (MUSC-101, Music Appreciation, recommended)
 3 credits
 Arts and Humanities 
 (HIST-105, History of the United States to 1876, or
 HIST-106, History of the United States from 1876
 3 credits
 Biological and Physical Sciences 
 (BIOL-100, General Biology, or
 GEOSC-100, Earth and Space Science, recommended.)
 4 credits
 English Composition and Literature  6 credits
 Mathematics  3 - 5 credits
 Social and Behavioral Sciences 
 (PSYC-101, General Psychology, recommended)
 3 credits
 Total Credits   60

Diversity/ World View requirement met (ECE-101, ECE-102, ECE-104, ECE-120, ENGL-102).

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