2018-2019

Associate in Arts

Liberal Arts - Early Childhood Education

This Option is for students who plan to pursue a B.A. in Elementary or Early Child-hood education. Please check with your advisor for any changes in curriculum, articulations, and state certifications.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills required to work at a beginner’s level in the teaching profession in the Early Childhood/Elementary grades.

General Education:  In addition to the program-specific outcomes listed above, students completing the Associate degree programs are required to demonstrate proficiency in the General Education learning outcomes. Specific outcomes may vary by program; please refer to the program requirements below.

 


Note:

A. Students must pass ALL classes with a grade of “C” or higher to qualify for graduation.

B. It is recommended that students enroll in their first WI course upon completion of EN 101. For a list of WI courses available for registration, go to: www.pccc.edu/home/writing-intensive-courses 

C. Students transferring to William Paterson University must take SO 102, Institutional Racism. All other students: please see Category 8 for other Diversity course choices.  


General Education(46 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (9 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
Mathematics (6 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3
MA 102 College Mathematics II 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3
Science (4 credits)
BS 100 Human Biology 4
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Social Science (6 credits)
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Humanities (9 credits)
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3
PH 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses
AE 101 Appreciation of Art 3
MU 106 Appreciation of Music 3
History (6 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following sequences  (6 credits)
HI 101 History of Western Civilization I 3AND
HI 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
OR
HI 201 U.S. History I 3AND
HI 202 U.S. History II 3
Diversity (3 credits)
SO 102 Institutional Racism I 3

Core(3 credits)

Code Name Credits
Choose any three (3) credit elective in content area major: Science, Math, Social Science, Foreign Language or English, subject to advisement according to requirements of 4-year transfer institution. 3

Option(12 credits)

Code Name Credits
ECE 200 Early Childhood Education in Contemporary America 3
ECE 201 Observation and Assessment of Young Children 3
PS 102 Human Growth and Development 3
Choose one (1) of the following sequences
ECE 220 Early Language and Literacy Development 3
EDU 293 Including the Exceptional Child 3

Total Credits 61


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
MA 101 College Mathematics I OR MA 102 College Mathematics II 3.0
AE 101 Appreciation of Art OR MU 106 Appreciation of Music 3.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
Total 15.0
Second Semester Credits
BS 100 Human Biology 4.0
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3.0
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3.0
Total 13.0
Summer Session Credits
PH 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3.0
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
Total 6.0
Third Semester Credits
ECE 200 Early Childhood Education in Contemporary America 3.0
HI 101 History of Western Civilization I OR HI 201 U.S. History I 3.0
PS 102 Human Growth and Development 3.0
SO 102 Institutional Racism OR Other Diversity Course 3.0
Elective in Content Area Major 3.0
Total 15.0
Fourth Semester Credits
ECE 201 Observation and Assessment of Young Children 3.0
ECE 220 Early Language and Literacy Development OR EDU 293 Including the Exceptional Child 3.0
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3.0
HI 102 History of Western Civilization II OR HI 202 U.S. History II 3.0
Total 12.0