2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Early Childhood Education (HB93)

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The Early Childhood Education Program has earned NAEYC Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs, is validated under the Connecticut Early Childhood Education Articulation Plan and will lead to the associate in science degree. A 30-credit Early Childhood Certificate Program option is also available within the program. The curriculum prepares students for immediate employment in the field as well as for transfer to baccalaureate programs. Graduates of the associate degree program are eligible for admission as articulation students to any of the state’s participating baccalaureate institutions which offer Early Childhood Education Teacher Certification Programs Pre-K-Grade 3, to the University of Connecticut’s Human Development and Family Relations major or to Charter Oak State College’s child studies concentration. Graduates are also eligible to apply for the State of Connecticut’s Preschool Early Childhood Teacher Credential through the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, which is free of charge.

Students must receive a grade of C- or better in each of the Early Childhood Education courses. Practical experience is received by observing and assisting in a variety of early childhood settings and students are required to student teach at the Center for Early Childhood Education laboratory school. Such experience provides opportunities to implement knowledge and skills learned in the college classroom as well as to receive valuable feedback in order to reflect on one’s own growth and competencies as a teacher working with young children.

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on General Education Core . Additional courses may be required. The suggested sequence for full-time students is shown below.


Competency or Program Requirement:

First Semester

Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethical Dimensions Credits: 3

Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication Credits: 3

Scientific Knowledge and Understanding Credits: 4

At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

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Scientific Reasoning Credits: 0

At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

  • Waived

Social Phenomena Credits: 3

Program Requirement

Second Semester

Aesthetic Dimensions and Written Communication Credits: 3

Written Communication Credits: 3

Program Requirements

Third Semester

Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 3

  and courses numbered lower than   will not transfer to Connecticut State Universities as Quantitative Reasoning courses.

Program Requirements

Fourth Semester

Oral Communication Credits: 3

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Program Requirements

Program Outcomes


Total Credits: 64

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

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