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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education - Associate of Technical Arts Degree or Certificate


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PGM Code – 402T, 402C

Program Description This program prepares a student for employment in early childhood (infancy to third grade) program settings for work as a teacher, elementary school classroom aide, assistant teacher, preschool teacher, family support worker, or program administrator.

Common Course Numbering  Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements Degree  This Early Childhood Education ATA degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 90 credits as outlined.  A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College.  Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Credit/Grade Requirements Certificate  This Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 57 credits as outlined.  A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College.  Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Adviser
The advisers for this program are
Connie Schatz | cschatz@edcc.edu | 425.640.1612
Sandy Arnold | sarnold@edcc.edu | 425.640.1021

Department website
Early Childhood Education | www.edcc.edu/ece

Advising Note


This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

I. General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (20 credits)


A. Communication Skills (5 credits)


B. Quantitative Skills (5 credits)


C. Human Relations/Group Interaction (6 credits)


D. Cultural Diversity (4 credits)


General Education/Related Instruction Requirements Learning Outcomes


Students will demonstrate General Education/Related Instruction Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Communication Skills: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.
Quantitative Skills: Apply mathematical, quantitative or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.
Human Relations/Group Interaction: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.
Cultural Diversity: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

Program Requirements Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the Program Learning Requirements for this degree, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of how the role as a child development specialist will influence and be applied as a teacher of young children, citing specific teaching approaches, strategies, rationale for decision making, and tools for early education.
  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate a personal definition of the role of the early childhood teacher and a professional philosophy with defined strategies and identified bodies of knowledge that optimally support and encourage children’s growth and development.
  • Demonstrate evidence of professionally defined dispositions that will support reflective thought and the use of reflective thought to guide selection of teaching strategies, methods of interactions, and curriculum decisions.
  • Demonstrate understanding of professionally defined characteristics, standards, practices, and teaching strategies of effective early childhood teachers.
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to plan a curriculum and classroom program based upon observational data, professionally defined standards, current research findings, and theories of learning during the early childhood stage of development.
  • Career Management: Career Management is met by the outcomes stated above.

Program Electives Learning Outcome


Students will demonstrate the following Learning Outcome from Program Elective courses:

Demonstrate a breadth or depth of knowledge and skill, according to the students’ independent selection of degree elective courses or according to the program’s specialized areas of focus.

Signatures


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Adviser’s Signature and Date

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Dean’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2012  |  Rev: 06/12

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