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Early Childhood Care/Education - EC13 Degree

Program Description: The Early Childhood Care and Education Associate of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application as well as general core competencies necessary for successful employment. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, Georgia Pre-K programs, and elementary school paraprofessional positions. Graduates of this program will receive one of six areas of specialization: Exceptionalities, Infant/Toddler Development, Program Administration, Paraprofessional, School Age and Youth Care, or Family Child Care.

Locations Offered:
Valdosta
Ben Hill Irwin
Coffee

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Additional Program Requirements:

  • A satisfactory criminal background check must be completed prior to entering the Early Childhood Care and Education practicum. A felony conviction could prevent employment in the Early Childhood Care and Education field.
Curriculum
General Core Courses 18
Area I - Language Arts/Communication (6 Hours) 6
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
XXXX xxxx - Language Arts/Communication Elective (3 Hours)
Area II - Social/Behavior Science – Complete 3 Hours 3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics - Choose One of the Following (3 hours) 3
MATH 1100 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning 3
MATH 1101 Mathematic Modeling 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts - Complete 3 Hours 3
General Education Core Elective - Complete 3 Hours 3
Occupational Courses 36
ECCE 1101 Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education 3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development 3
ECCE 1105 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
ECCE 1112 Curriculum and Assessment 3
ECCE 1113 Creative Activities for Child 3
ECCE 1121 Early Childhood Care and Education Practicum 3
ECCE 2115 Language and Literacy 3
ECCE 2116 Math and Science 3
ECCE 2201 Exceptionalities 3
ECCE 2202 Social Issues and Family Involvement 3
ECCE 2203 Guidance and Classroom Management 3
COMP 2000 Intro. to Technology and Computer Application 3
Internship Options - Choose One of the Options Below (12 Hours) 12
ECCE Internship (12 Hours) 12
ECCE 2245 Early Childhood Care and Education Internship I 6
ECCE 2246 Early Childhood Care and Education Internship II 6
ECCE Internship and Electives (12 Hours) 12
ECCE 2245 Early Childhood Care and Education Internship I 6
Choose Two of the Following (6 Hours) 6
ECCE 2310 Paraprofessional Methods and Materials 3
ECCE 2312 Paraprofessional Role and Practice 3
ECCE 2320 Program Administration and Facility Management 3
ECCE 2322 Personnel Management 3
ECCE 2360 Classroom Strategies for Exceptional Children 3
ECCE 2362 Exploring Your Role in Exceptional Environment 3
Specializations – Choose One of the Following (6 Hours) 6
8EX3 - Exceptionalities (6 Hours) 6
ECCE 2360 Classroom Strategies for Exceptional Children 3
ECCE 2362 Exploring Your Role in Exceptional Environment 3
8ID3 - Infant/Toddler Development (6 Hours) 6
ECCE 2330 Infant/Toddler Development 3
ECCE 2332 Infant/Toddler Group Care and Curriculum 3
8PS3 - Paraprofessional (6 Hours) 6
ECCE 2310 Paraprofessional Methods and Materials 3
ECCE 2312 Paraprofessional Role and Practice 3
8P13 - Program Administration (6 Hours) 6
ECCE 2320 Program Administration and Facility Management 3
ECCE 2322 Personnel Management 3
Faculty & Staff
Advisor

Early Childhood Care & Education Instructor

Advisor

Early Childhood Care & Education Instructor

Advisor

Early Childhood Care/Education Instructor, GaTAPP Instructor


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