AS – Young Child Education

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.


AS – Young Child Education

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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Next Steps

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.

College Readiness

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.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
CDEV 1104Child Growth and Development3.00
CDEV 1116Guiding Young Children3.00
CDEV 2208Infant/Toddler Learning Exper3.00
CDEV 2220Foundations of Early Childhood Education3.00
CDEV 2224Intro to Language and Literacy3.00
ENGL 1111College Writing I3.00
ENGL 1113College Writing II3.00
PSYC 1105General Psychology3.00
SPCH 1110Intro to Public Speaking3.00
SGNL 1100American Sign Language (ASL) I4.00
SGNL 2100American Sign Language (ASL) II4.00
 General Education Electives10
Total Credits: 60

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