This 60-credit Associate of Science (AS) degree prepares graduates to transfer to a four-year university for a non-teaching degree in early childhood or an education degree in early childhood, which is required for licensure to teach from birth through third grade.
You will be qualified to work as a teacher in child care facilities or an educational paraprofessional. You may choose to specialize in these areas: infant-toddler, preschool, school-age, children with special needs, family child care, nanny or administration. You will also be qualified to work as a para-educator in a school setting.
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All credits earned in the Young Child Education (AS) program at NTC may be applied to the Early Childhood Education (BS Ed) or the Early Childhood (BA) at Mayville (N.D.) State University.
A student may be required to enroll in college readiness courses in reading, writing and math. A student’s scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in college readiness courses. The purpose of college readiness courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.
|Course #||Course Name||Credit|
|ENGL 1111||College Writing I||3|
|ENGL 1113||College Writing II||3|
|PSYC 1105||General Psychology||3|
|SPCH 1110||Intro to Public Speaking||3|
|SGNL 1100||American Sign Language (ASL) I||4|
|SGNL 2100||American Sign Language (ASL) II||4|
|CDEV 1100||Healthy, Developmentally Appropriate Environment||3|
|CDEV 1102||Parent & Professional Relations||3|
|CDEV 1104||Child Development and Learning||3|
|CDEV 1116||Relations and Mgmt in Early Child Ed||3|
|CDEV 1126||Careers in Early Childhood||1|
|CDEV 1130||Special Needs in Early Childhood||3|
|CDEV 1132||Special Needs Lab||1|
|CDEV 2206||Observing & Assessing||3|
|CDEV 2208||Infant/Toddler Learning Exper||4|
|CDEV 2220||Foundations of Early Childhood Education||3|
|CDEV 2224||Children's Literature and Literacy||3|
|General Education Electives||10|
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