EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION / A.A.S. DEGREE

Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
Hegis Code: 5503

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: EACH-AAS
 

     This curriculum is designed for people who are now working or wish to work with young children. Graduates will be qualified for positions as directors, head teachers or assistants in day care centers, nursery schools and Head Start programs. Graduates are also qualified to be assistants in public and private pre-kindergartens, kindergartens, elementary schools and special education classes. Students who wish to transfer to a four-year college to pursue their New York State teacher certification should be able to transfer most liberal arts credits and some early childhood credits depending on the transfer institution. Students are responsible for checking with transfer institutions of their choice to assure the most successful transfer. Classroom instruction is supplemented by observations and practicums in programs serving young children. The Early Childhood Education program offers both day and evening courses. Students should check both day and evening schedules at each campus for courses offered each semester. Students who have enrolled as Early Childhood Education majors must achieve a minimum grade of C in each Early Childhood Education course in order to continue in the Early Childhood Education program and to qualify for graduation. Students will be permitted to repeat a course only once.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

EDU101 and EDU113 are open to all students and can be taken as electives. Students enrolled in EDU101 during the spring must also take EDU102 or EDU103 (in place of HSC101 if they attend full-time) or they will not be able to complete the Early Childhood Education sequence within the specified time. Admission to the program is limited to the number of field placements available. Practicum courses require that students travel to a wide variety of early childhood programs throughout Suffolk County. Students cannot be employed by the program at which they are placed and must be available during the day. Fingerprint and background checks may be required at the student’s expense.

FIRST SEMESTER: 17.5 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
  COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5 1.5
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communication 3 3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3 3
* Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum EDU101: Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3 3
  HSC101: Health Concepts or      
  HSC112: Safety, first aid, and CPR 3 3
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology I 3 3
  Physical Education 2 1
         
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum EDU102: Curriculum for the Young Child I 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum EDU103: Curriculum for the Young Child II 3 3
  English Elective 3 3
  PSY203: Child Psychology 3 3
  SOC101: Introduction to Sociology 3 3
  Physical Education 2 1
         
THIRD SEMESTER: 15-16 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum EDU113: Infants and Toddlers: Programs & Care 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum EDU211: Early Childhood Seminar & Practicum 2 3 3
  Unrestricted Elective (1 course) 3 3
  HSC114: Group Dynamics 3 3
  Science or Mathematics Elective 3-4 0-3 3-4
         
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum EDU221: Early Childhood Seminar & Practicum II 2 6 4
  Unrestricted Elective (1 course) 3 3
  PSY213: The Exceptional Child 3 3
  SOC203: Marriage and the Family 3 3
  Science or Mathematics Elective 3-4 0-3 3-4
         
Total Credits Required 64.5-66.5

*Students in the Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies Curriculum may use EDU101 and EDU113 courses only as unrestricted electives.
 Courses that constitute the major in this
curriculum These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
Early Childhood Education 19 credits
English 6 credits
Social Science 15 credits
Communication 3 credits
Health Careers 6 credits
Mathematics/Science 6-8 credits
Unrestricted Elective 6 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits