2012-2013 Catalog 
    
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education - Associate of Applied Science-T Degree


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PGM Code – 402U

Program Description This Associate in Applied Science-T (AAS-T) in Early Childhood Education is a professional technical degree with a core of general education courses commonly accepted in university level transfer programs. The degree is designed to prepare graduates to enter into employment in early childhood (infancy to prekindergarten) program settings, but also provide some transferable credits should a student pursue a four-year degree at a later point.

Students seeking to transfer to degree programs other than those specifically designed for the AAS-T should consider the Associate of Arts Degree, which is specifically designed for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. All students who intend to transfer should meet with an adviser of the college they plan to transfer to review specific admission requirements.

Common Course Numbering  Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements The AAS-T degree is awarded upon completion of 90 credits of General Education Requirements, Distribution Requirements, and Early Childhood Education Requirements outlined on the program requirement sheet. Students must earn at least 30 college-level (100 level or above) credits at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a cumulative minimum grade point of 2.0 for all applicable course work to complete the Associate in Applied Science-T degree.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Adviser
The advisers for this program are
Connie Schatz | cschatz@edcc.edu | 425.640.1612
Sandy Arnold | sarnold@edcc.edu | 425.640.1021

Department website
Early Childhood Education | www.edcc.edu/ece

Advising Note


This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

I. General Education Requirements (10 credits)


A. Communication Skills (5 credits)


B. Quantitative Skills (5 credits)


Cultural Diversity Requirement


____Cultural Diversity Requirement met.

General Education Requirements Learning Outcomes


Students will demonstrate General Education Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Communication Skills: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.
Quantitative Skills: Apply mathematical, quantitative or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.
Cultural Diversity: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

II. Distribution Requirements (15 credits)


A. Humanities (5 credits)


 Select five (5) credits from the following:

B. Natural Sciences and Mathematics (5 credits)


  Select five (5) credits from the following:

C. Social Sciences (5 credits)


  Select five (5) credits from the following:

Distribution Requirements Learning Outcomes


Students will demonstrate Distribution Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Humanities: Use Humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.
Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.
Social Sciences: Use Social Science theories and methods to reason, communicate, apply insights, solve problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and cultures.

Program Requirements Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the Program Learning Requirements for this degree, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of how the role as a child development specialist will influence and be applied as a teacher of young children, citing specific teaching approaches, strategies, rationale for decision making, and tools for early education.
  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate a personal definition of the role of the early childhood teacher and a professional philosophy with defined strategies and identified bodies of knowledge that optimally support and encourage children’s growth and development.
  • Demonstrate evidence of professionally defined dispositions that will support reflective thought and the use of reflective thought to guide selection of teaching strategies, methods of interactions, and curriculum decisions.
  • Demonstrate understanding of professionally defined characteristics, standards, practices, and teaching strategies of effective early childhood teachers.
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to plan a curriculum and classroom program based upon observational data, professionally defined standards, current research findings, and theories of learning during the early childhood stage of development.

IV. General Electives (4 credits)


 Work with an adviser to select your electives.

General Electives Learning Outcomes


Students will demonstrate the following Learning Outcomes for General Elective courses:

Demonstrate breadth and/or depth of knowledge and skills as determined by student’s interests.

Signatures


____________________________________________________________
Adviser’s Signature and Date

____________________________________________________________
Dean’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2012  |  Rev: 06/12

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