Semester hours required for graduation: 67
Advisors: Dr. Monica Stukes
The Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in Early Care and Education is designed to prepare individuals for employment in a variety of educational and child-care programs for children from birth through school age. Graduates are prepared to assume positions in programs such as Head Start, Early Head Start, public schools as para-professionals, childcare, after-school care, public or private preschools or kindergartens, or working with children with special needs.
The Associate in Applied Science degree in Early Care and Education at Williamsburg Technical College is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The current accreditation term runs from March 2016 to March 2023.
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A. General Education: 21 Credit HoursCOL-103 College Skills (3) ENG 101 English Composition I (3) PSY 201 General Psychology (3) SPC 205 Public Speaking (3) ART 101 Art History & Appreciation (3)
B. Additional Required General Education: 7 Credit HoursMUS 105 Music Appreciation (3)SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I (4)
C. Required Core Subject Area Courses: 33 Credit HoursECD 101 Intro. to Early Childhood (3)ECD 102 Growth and Development I (3)ECD 105 Guidance-Classroom Management ECD 107 Exceptional Children (3)ECD 131 Language Arts (3)ECD 132 Creative Experiences (3)ECD 133 Science and Math Concepts (3)ECD 135 Health, Safety and Nutrition (3)ECD 203 Growth and Development II (3)ECD 237 Methods and Materials (3)ECD 243 Supervised Field Experience I (3)
D. Electives: 6 Credit Hours
Courses chosen with advisor approval.
(It is recommended that students work closely with their advisor to determine courses taken in this area. Consideration should be given to student program plan and all courses must be with advisor approval.)
Tuition and book costs reflect the projected cost of the complete program.
Graduation times may vary according to course availability and/or individual course load. Consult faculty advisor.
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