Early Childhood Education, A.S.

2019-2020 Catalog

2259: A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education (60 Credit Hours)

CIP: 13.1210

FL CIP: 1413121004

SOC: 25-2011

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in the early childhood field. This program combines theoretical, practical and supportive courses. Students will practice acceptable early childhood techniques with children in the on-campus laboratory preschool. With careful planning, A.S. degree candidates may also complete sufficient additional hours to qualify for the Associate in Arts degree. For information on this option, consult the Advising Department.

To comply with Florida state law, Chapter 402.305 2(a), each prospective student must be fingerprinted and undergo an FDLE Level II background screening. The cost of these procedures is the responsibility of the student. Information received is confidential and is required to determine the prospective student’s eligibility to work with children. Additional information about this program can be found at CF.edu/Education.

View the Academic Pathway for this program at CF.edu/AcademicPathways.

This program is eligible for federal and state financial aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office for further information about your individual eligibility.

The Economic Security Report provides students, parents, and others with employment, earnings, and other outcome information on graduates of Florida’s public institutions of higher education, e.g., State University System, Florida College System, and District Technical Centers. To view the report, please go to https://pr.cf.edu/files/community/economic-security-report.pdf.


Program Core Courses

EEC 1000Introduction to Child Development and Education3
EEC 2930Seminar in Childhood Education3
EEC 2200Curriculum in Childhood Education3
EEC 1603Child Guidance3
CHD 1440CChild Care Practicum I3
EEC 1921Preschool Workshop3
CHD 1339Learning Through Play3
CHD 1441CChild Care Practicum II3
EEX 2010Survey of Disabling Conditions3
EEC 2401Home and Community3
EEC 2001Introduction to Administration in Early Childhood Education3
EEC 1907Observing and Recording Behavior3

CHD 1440C, CHD 1441C: FDLE Level II background screening required prior to course term.

Program Electives


General Education Courses

SPC 2608Effective Speaking3
EME 2040Introduction to Technology for Educators3
ENC 1101Freshman Composition Skills I**3

SPC 2608: Students may take the following courses to fulfill this requirement: SPC 2608 Effective Speaking, SPC 2608H Honors Effective Speaking, SPC 2300 Interpersonal Communication, SPC 2594 Intercollegiate Forensics Speech, SPC 2601 Advanced Effective Speaking, MMC 1101 Writing for Mass Communications (Note: this is a Gordon rule course), THE 1925 Play Production, or TPP 2100 Acting I.

One of the following:
MAC 1105College Algebra**3
MAC 2311Calculus I with Analytic Geometry**5
MGF 1106Liberal Arts Mathematics**3
MGF 1107Mathematical Explorations**3
STA 2023Elementary Statistics**3
STA 2023HHonors Elementary Statistics**3
One of the following:
ARH 1000Art Appreciation3
HUM 1020Introduction to the Humanities3
HUM 1020HHonors Introduction to the Humanities3
LIT 1000Introduction to Literature3
MUL 1010Music Appreciation3
PHI 2010Introduction to Philosophy3
THE 1000Theatre Appreciation3
One of the following:
AMH 2020United States History Since 18773
ANT 2000Introduction to Anthropology3
ECO 2013Principles of Economics - Macro3
ECO 2013HPrinciples of Economics - Macro Honors3
POS 2041American National Government3
PSY 2012General Psychology3
PSY 2012HHonors General Psychology3
SYG 2000Introductory Sociology3
One of the following:
AST 1002Descriptive Astronomy3
BSC 1005Introduction to Biology3
BSC 1005HIntroduction to Biology Honors3
BSC 2010Integrated Principles of Biology I3
BSC 2085Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
CHM 1020Chemistry for Liberal Studies4
CHM 2045General Chemistry I3
ESC 1000Earth Science3
EVR 1001Introduction to Environmental Science3
EVR 1001HIntroduction to Environmental Science Honors3
PHY 1020Elementary Physics for the Nonscience Majors3
PHY 1053CGeneral Physics I with Lab4
PHY 2048CGeneral Physics with Calculus I with Lab5

Total Credit Hours: 60


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