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College of Education

Associate in Science

Early Childhood Education

CHDEV-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2016 (520)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2016 (520), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Anne Ryan, Lead Instructor, 727-791-2776
Kimberly Hartman, Dean, 727-712-5890

Program Summary

This program's curriculum provides a general education as well as courses in the specialized areas of early childhood education. The goal of this program is to prepare successful students for careers in the Early Childhood arena. The general college admissions policy applies to all students entering the Early Childhood Education Program.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1413121003:

Federal CIP Code

13.1210: Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

Job Related Opportunities

  • VPK classrooms, Head Start Centers, Early Childhood Care and Education Agencies

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Literature

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition II/Literature coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 36 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

6
Complete 6 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Natural Sciences

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Natural Sciences coursework. Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Natural Sciences requirement for this AS degree.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Computer/Information Literacy Competency

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
American Government (Complete 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies 3 credits of the General Education Social and Behavioral Science requirement for this AS degree.
American National Government
3
Honors American National Government
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 24 credits

Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood
3
Early Childhood Planning and Management
3
Guiding the Young Child
3
Early Childhood Development
3
Introduction to Working with Young Children with Special Needs
3
Developing Cognitive Activities for Young Children(Math, Lnge Arts, Science, Social Studies, Health)
3
Developing Creative Activities for Young Children
3
Early Childhood Education Internship a
3

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
Select 6 credits

Introduction to Education
3
Diverse Populations
3
Professional Techniques for Child Development
1
Caring for Infants and Toddlers
3
Foundations of Chld Care and Educational Administration
3
Leadership and Management of Child Care Programs
3
Language and Literacy Development in Young Children
3

a This course must be taken during the student's last term.

63
Total Credits