Aug 16, 2018  
2013-2014 Bulletin 
2013-2014 Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education Major, A.A./A.S.

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Early Childhood Education

The University of Southern Indiana offers both bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs to prepare teachers of young children.

Associate Degree – Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education associate degree requies a grade of C or better in all courses applied toward degree requirements, a 2.50 cumulative GPA, and a 2.50 major GPA.

The Associate of Science/Associate of Arts degree in early childhood education is a program designed to give prospective preschool teachers and child care workers the understanding in child development and the practical experiences needed to work effectively with young children. Students who complete this program will be prepared for employment in public school child care facilities, and other child care facilities such as day care centers, day care homes, private and cooperative nursery schools, church-affiliated programs, and Head Start classrooms. Students completing the associate degree also would be eligible to apply many of the completed courses toward a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or elementary education. 

Early Childhood Education – Associate Degree Requirements

University Core Curriculum Courses (24-26 hours)

A. The Mind: Enhancement of Cognitive Development (9 hours)

A1. Composition and Speech 9 hours

B. The Self: Enhancement of Individual Development (5-6 hours)

Select two Categories:

B1. Ethics 3 hours
B2. The Arts 3 hours
B3. Health/Fitness 2 hours

C. The World: Enhancement of Cultural and Natural Awareness (9-10 hours)

Select three Categories:

C1. History 3 hours
C2. Individual Development/Social Behavior 3 hours
  (EDUC 221  is required in professional education)  
C3. Science 3-4 hours
C4. Western Culture 3 hours
C5. Global Communities 3 hours

Specialty Electives (Optional)

 Consult with an early childhood advisor to select courses; C or better requried.

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