Early Childhood Education



Early Childhood Education

Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences

The Early Childhood Education and Child Care program is designed for those students wishing to specialize in the care and development of children and their families and who want to be able to demonstrate the skills associated with providing high quality childcare. Students may independently wish to obtain a nationally recognized credential known as the Child Development Association (CDA) certificate.

Freshman

Fall Semester

Credit/Contact

ECE 101

Intro to Early Child Education

4/4

ECE 132

Promote Early Literature & Language Dev.

3/3

ENG 111

English Composition I

3/3

POL 151

American National Government

3/3

PSY 161

Introduction to Psychology

3/3

16/16

Freshman

Winter Semester

Credit/Contact

SOC 171

Introduction to Sociology

3/3

ECE 125

Early Childhood Activities

3/3

BUS 101

Business Math OR
Math/Science Elective**

3/3
4/5

ENG 112
SPE 101
SPE 110

English Composition II** OR
Principles of Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication

3/3

ECE 130

Child Dev. for Early Childhood Education

3/3

15/15 – 16/17

Sophomore

Fall Semester

Credit/Contact

SPN 101

Elementary Spanish I OR
Humanities Elective (see page 50)****

4/4
3/3 

ECE 120

Early Childhood Education & Child Care I*

7/10

ECE 135

Current Issues Early Childhood Education

3/3

Social Science Elective ***

3/3

16/19 – 17/20

Sophomore

Winter Semester

Credit/Contact

ECE 121

Early Childhood Education & Child Care II**

7/10 

ECE 150

Infant & Toddler Care

3/3  

ECE 250

Admin. of Early Childhood Educ. Facilities

2/2  

Social Science Elective***

3/3

15/18

Total credits

62-64

Total contact

68-71


*ECE 120 - Early Childhood Education and Child Care I and ECE121-Early Childhood Education and Child Care II for National Credential Child Development Association (CDA)

**Students planning to enroll in Ferris State University’s BS Degree in Early Childhood Education should enroll in ENG 112 – English Composition II and MTH 121 - Intermediate Algebra.

***Choose two of the following: PSY 262 - Child Psychology, PSY 263 - Educational Psychology, SOC 274 - Sociology of the Family, SOC 275 - Social Problems.

****SPN 101 - Elementary Spanish I is highly recommended, but another humanities course may be substituted.
Graduates of the program are eligible for positions and opportunities found in:

 

Child Care Centers

Before and After School

Infant & Toddler Programs

Family Day Care Homes

Programs Homes as Nannies

Residential Treatment Centers

Nursery Schools

Pre-school Programs

Foster Care Facilities

Head Start Classrooms