Early Childhood Education, Associate
An associate degree in early childhood education provides a student with a credential to be a assistant teacher in Head Start, Great Start Readiness Preschool or a paraprofessional in elementary school. In the State of Michigan, early childhood associate degree holders are qualified to open a child care business or hold a director position in a private childcare business. Most students earn an associate degree in two years. Many students continue on to earn a four year bachelor degree with a teaching certificate in grade bands birth to kindergarten or preschool to third grade. This degree allows the student to use the associate degree credits toward a bachelor degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Candidates demonstrate their content area knowledge in the design, implementation, and evaluation of experiences that result in developmental and learning outcomes for each child.
- Candidates apply their knowledge and understanding of young children’s developmental needs to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments for each child.
- Candidates demonstrate knowledge of systematic observations, documentation, and assessment strategies through the effective use of these techniques to promote positive outcomes for each child.
- Candidates value the important and complex characteristics of children’s families in their development of respectful, reciprocal relationships and the involvement of families in their children’s development and learning.
- Candidates demonstrate professional dispositions throughout coursework, field experience, and practicums.
- Candidates integrate knowledge of ethical standards and other early childhood professional guidelines in advocating for sound educational practices and policies.
|A minimum grade of C is required in each course.|
|TEAC 101||Becoming a Teacher||2|
|TEAC 110||Infant/Toddlr Intentional Teac||3|
|TEAC 120||Impact Diversity on Education||4|
|TEAC 210||Infant and Toddler Development||3|
|TEAC 215||Infant/Toddler Comm Developmnt||3|
|TEAC 221||Special Education/Partnerships||3|
|TEAC 230||Emerging Literacy||3|
|TEAC 240||PK-3 Math Attributes||3|
|TEAC 241||PK-3 Counting||3|
|TEAC 270||Admin Early Childhood Programs||2|
General Education: All LSSU Associate’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
A minimum of 62 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.