Early Childhood Education - AAS

Early Childhood Education

Associate of Applied Science
Curriculum Code - 5159

An Early Childhood Education graduate could expect to find career opportunities in the following environments: Pre-Kindergarten Program, Head Start, Parent Cooperative, Public or Private Nursery School, Exceptional Child Programs, In-Home Child Care Aide, and Service Agencies/Referral Program. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

Fall Semester

ECED 111 Introduction to Early Childhood Education*** 3
ECED 164 Child Guidance and Classroom Management * 3
ECED 171 Health, Safety and Nutrition 2
ENGL 161 College Composition I 3
PSYH 151 Introduction to Psychology 3
SDEV 101 College 101 ^

1

Spring Semester

ECED 162 Emerging Literacy & Language Development  > 3
ECED 253 Introduction to Child Development > 3
EDCT 181 Introduction to The Education Profession 3
EDCT 264 Education Technology 3
ENGL 162 College Composition II > 3
MTHM 161 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 3

Fall Semester

ECED 256 Cognitive Development > 4
ECED 273 Family, Schools and Communities 3
ECED 283 Student Teaching Seminar I >                     3
EDCT 254 Individuals with Exceptionalities 3
Arts and Humanities Elective ***

3

Spring Semester

CMMC 151 Oral Communications 3
ECED 255 Creative Development for the Young Child 4
ECED 284 Student Teaching Seminar II >  3
EDCT 252 Principles of Teaching and Learning 3

 Total Credit Hours:62

1. > Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.
2. * Indicates that this course has a prerequisite or may be taken concurrently.
3. *** Arts and Humanities: Choose from any Arts and Humanities course from the State Transfer Module.
4. Before taking EDCT 111 or any course requiring EDCT 111 as a prerequisite, a high school diploma or GED is required.
5. Compass, current physical and background check required.
6. A grade of "B" or better is required in ECED Student Teaching Seminar I and II.
7. Requirement for ODOE Pre-Kindergarten Associate Certificate includes completion of all required ECED, EDCT, ENGL and CMMC courses with at least a "C" in each course and an overall GPA of 2.5 in these courses.
8. Upon the completion of all LCCC AAS Degree requirements for graduation and the satisfactory completion of all ECED Pre-K Associate Certificate Program requirements, the Division of SS/HS Coordinator of ECED may recommend to the ODOE, Division of Teacher Education & Certification for the Pre-Kindergarten Associate Certificate.
9. ^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

Established September 1990
Revised January 2014
Effective August 2014

Announcements

Exterior Campus Lighting Project

Work will begin Monday morning on replacing the light fixtures on the west loop road (main road in front of the College. Workers will be installing  new fixtures from the north and south ends concurrently. The road will be partially blocked in order to do the work.
 
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15 to Finish: Add a Late-Start Class Today

Take at least 15 credit hours per semester and you'll be closer to graduation and closer to your career. There’s still time to add a class to your schedule. Late-start courses begin Feb. 23 and March 23.
   
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MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
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Dean's List

Congratulations to the hardworking students who were named to the Dean’s List for fall 2014.  If you think you made the Dean’s List for fall semester, check your LCCC email account for an official confirmation from LCCC. See the full list of students named to the Dean’s List at www.lorainccc.edu/deanslist.

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
 
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Financial Aid Filing Fairs

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Softball Team Tryouts

The LCCC Softball Team will host tryouts from noon to 1 p.m., February 21 and 22 in the Ewing Center Field House. Learn More.

MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.