2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    
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2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education - Associate in Applied Science-T Degree


PGM Code - 402U  

Program Description The Early Childhood Education Associate in Applied Science-T (AAS-T) Degree 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 in 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, 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, distribution, and early childhood education requirements as outlined. Students must earn at least 30 college level (100 level or above) credits at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a cumulative minimum grade point of 2.0 for all applicable coursework to complete the AAS-T degree.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. 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,
  • Communicate with an academic adviser, and
  • Submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.

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

Advisers
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 CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education Requirements (10 credits)


Communication Skills (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose. 

Quantitative Skills (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline. 

Cultural Diversity Requirement


OUTCOME: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Distribution Requirements (15 credits)


Humanities (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Use Humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.

Note: Select five (5) credits from the following:

Natural Sciences and Mathematics (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.

Note: Select five (5) credits from the following:

Social Sciences (5 credits)


OUTCOME: 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.

Note: Select five (5) credits from the following:

Program Requirements (65 credits)


 OUTCOMES:

  • 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.

Signatures


 


Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14