Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

Early Childhood Care and Education EC13

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Early Childhood Care and Education

Associate of Applied Science

Program Description

The Early Childhood Care and Education associate of applied science degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application as well as general core competencies necessary for successful employment. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, Georgia Pre-K programs, and elementary school paraprofessional positions. Graduates of this program will receive the paraprofessional/school age specialization.

Program Approval

The Early Childhood Care and Education program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Required Age

16

High School Diploma or GED Required

Yes

Placement Scores for Regular Admission (COMPASS)

English

Reading

Math

Algebra

62

79

N/A

37

 

Program Courses

Credits

General Education Core (Required minimum: 18 Semester hours)

 

Area I - Language Arts/Communications

6

ENGL 1101 - Composition and Rhetoric

 

Language Arts/Communications Elective

 

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

3

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics

3

Area IV - Humanities and Fine Arts

3

Specific General Education Core Elective 3

One course from Area I, II, III, or IV

For a complete listing of General Education courses and electives select the following link: General Education Courses.

Occupational Courses

 

COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers

3

ECCE 1101 - Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education

3

ECCE 1103 - Child Growth and Development

3

ECCE 1105 - Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

ECCE 2115 - Language and Literacy

3

ECCE 1112 - Curriculum and Assessment

3

ECCE 1113 - Creative Activities for Children

3

ECCE 2201 - Exceptionalities

3

ECCE 2202 - Social Issues and Family Involvement

3

ECCE 2203 - Guidance and Classroom Management

3

ECCE 1121 - Early Childhood Care and Education Practicum

3

ECCE 2116 - Math and Science

3

ECCE 2240 - Early Childhood Care and Education Internship

12

Paraprofessional Specialization

 

ECCE 2310 - Paraprofessional Methods and Materials

3

ECCE 2312 - Paraprofessional Roles and Practices

3

Minimum credit hours for Graduation

72