Early Childhood Education

Program Description

Catalog Year: 2019

ECC's early childhood education programs prepare students to work as child care workers or child care directors. The Associate of Applied Science degree in education/early childhood education is approved for the Gateways for Illinois Director Credential Level 1, Infant/Toddler Credential, and the ECE Credential Levels 2-4. This means the college is authorized to offer the courses approved by the Gateways to Opportunity within the education/early childhood education degree and to certify students who have met all requirements of the IDC Level 1, Infant/Toddler, and ECE Levels 2-4. The credential recognizes colleges that are operating at a high level of quality in all areas of knowledge and experience, while establishing a high standard of professionalism in the child care field.

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Program Requirements

Communications : AAS Communications

Take 2 courses from:
  • ENG-101 - English Composition I
  • ENG-102 - English Composition II
  • BUS-101 - Business Communications
  • BUS-142 - Report Writing

Liberal Education Requirement : Liberal Education

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • ART-115 - Art Appreciation
  • ART-130 - Art of Film
  • ART-151 - History of Art I
  • ART-152 - History of Art II
  • ART-154 - Survey of Non-Western Art
  • ART-155 - History of Photography
  • FRN-101 - Elementary French I
  • FRN-102 - Elementary French II
  • FRN-201 - Intermediate French I
  • FRN-202 - Intermediate French II
  • FRN-211 - Conversational French I
  • FRN-212 - Conversational French II
  • FRN-261 - French Conversation Composition
  • FRN-262 - Advanced French Composition Conv
  • GRM-101 - Elementary German I
  • GRM-102 - Elementary German II
  • GRM-201 - Intermediate German I
  • GRM-202 - Intermediate German II
  • GRM-211 - Conversational German I
  • GRM-212 - Conversational German II
  • GRM-261 - German Conversation Composition
  • GRM-262 - Advanced German Composition Conv
  • SPN-101 - Elementary Spanish I
  • SPN-102 - Elementary Spanish II
  • SPN-201 - Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPN-202 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPN-211 - Conversational Spanish I
  • SPN-212 - Conversational Spanish II
  • SPN-241 - Spanish for Teachers I
  • SPN-242 - Spanish for Teachers II
  • SPN-251 - Spanish for Spanish Speakers I
  • SPN-252 - Spanish for Spanish Speakers II
  • SPN-261 - Spanish Conversation Composition
  • SPN-262 - Advanced Spanish Composition Conv
  • SPN-281 - Topics in Spanish
  • CHN-101 - Elementary Chinese I
  • CHN-102 - Elementary Chinese II
  • CHN-201 - Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHN-202 - Intermediate Chinese II
  • JPN-101 - Elementary Japanese I
  • JPN-102 - Elementary Japanese II
  • JPN-202 - Intermediate Japanese II
  • ITN-101 - Elementary Italian I
  • ITN-102 - Elementary Italian II
  • ITN-201 - Intermediate Italian I
  • ITN-202 - Intermediate Italian II
  • HIN-101 - Elementary Hindi I
  • HIN-102 - Elementary Hindi II
  • RSN-101 - Elementary Russian
  • HIS-118 - Foundations of Civilization
  • HIS-160 - American Civilization
  • HUM-100 - Topics in Humanities
  • HUM-101 - Introduction to Western Humanities I
  • HUM-102 - Introduction to Western Humanities II
  • HUM-103 - Intro to Non-Western Humanities
  • HUM-104 - Classic Theatre-The Humanities in Dr
  • HUM-107 - Global Perspectives on World Civ.
  • HUM-110 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • HUM-112 - Western Philosophy I
  • HUM-113 - Western Philosophy II
  • HUM-115 - Critical Reasoning
  • HUM-116 - Logic
  • HUM-117 - Social & Political Philosophy
  • HUM-118 - Philosophy of Science
  • HUM-124 - Culture and Science in the West
  • HUM-170 - Introduction to Asian Philosophies
  • HUM-202 - Philosophy of Religion
  • HUM-203 - Comparative Religions
  • HUM-204 - Introduction to Religious Studies
  • HUM-205 - Introduction to Mythology
  • HUM-208 - Life & Work in the 21st Century
  • HUM-216 - Ethics
  • HUM-217 - Aesthetics
  • HUM-219 - Honors Seminar in Humanities
  • HUM-224 - Cultural History of Pacific Asia
  • HUM-231 - Contemporary Moral Issues
  • HUM-297 - Independent Study in Humanities
  • INS-280 - Non-Traditional Language I
  • INS-281 - Non-Traditional Language II
  • LIT-201 - Introduction to Literature:Fiction
  • LIT-202 - Introduction to Literature:Drama
  • LIT-203 - Introduction to Literature:Poetry
  • LIT-205 - Introduction to Shakespeare
  • LIT-210 - Multicultural American Literature
  • LIT-211 - Introduction to Literature by Women
  • LIT-220 - LGBTQ Literature
  • LIT-223 - International Literature
  • LIT-225 - Children's Literature
  • LIT-229 - Novel and Film
  • LIT-230 - Masterpieces of World Lit
  • LIT-232 - Topics in Literature
  • LIT-235 - Bible as Literature
  • LIT-241 - Great Books Seminar I
  • LIT-242 - Great Books Seminar II
  • LIT-243 - Great Books Seminar III
  • LIT-244 - Great Books Seminar IV
  • LIT-245 - Great Books Seminar V
  • MUS-104 - Musics of the World
  • MUS-105 - Music Appreciation
  • MUS-106 - Music Literature From 1400 to 1750
  • MUS-107 - Music Liter. From 1750 to Present
  • CMS-106 - Introduction to Film Appreciation
  • CMS-120 - Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • THE-100 - Theatre Appreciation
  • THE-122 - Intro-Theater History & Literature
  • THE-124 - American Drama

Early Childhood Education Courses : ECE Courses

Take:
  • ECE-102 - Introduction to Early Childhood Ed
  • ECE-124 - Curriculum Planning/Young Child
  • ECE-100 - Health,Safety,Nutrition/Young Child
  • ECE-174 - Child Growth and Development
  • CMS-101 - Fundamentals of Speech
  • ECE-220 - Child, Family and Community
  • ECE-201 - Field Experience I & Seminar
  • ECE-202 - Field Experience II & Seminar
  • ECE-224 - Exceptional Young Children

Early Childhood Education Courses : Soc/Beh Sci Req

Take 1 course from:
  • PSY-100 - Intro to Psychology
  • SOC-100 - Principles of Sociology
  • SOC-210 - Marriage and Family

Early Childhood Education Courses : Math Requirement

Take 1 course from:
  • MTH-104 - Liberal Arts Mathematics
  • MTH-110 - Math for Elementary Teaching I
  • BUS-120 - Business Mathematics

Early Childhood Education Elective Coures : ECE Electives

Take 18.00 credits from:
  • ECE-106 - Experiential Learning in Human Svcs
  • ECE-114 - Infant-Toddler Care
  • ECE-121 - Math & Science for the Young Child
  • ECE-150 - Child Guidance Practices I
  • ECE-215 - Child Care Administration
  • EDN-100 - Introduction to Education
  • EDN-112 - Technology in Education
  • EDN-201 - Intro to Cross-Cultural Educ.

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