2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Jun 12, 2024  
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, AAS

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Award Granted Upon Completion: Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education
Credits/Contacts Required: 60/61
Major code: 03/335
CIP Code: 190708


This degree program prepares students to work in a variety of early childhood care and education settings including Head Start, Early Head Start, GSRP or State-funded Pre-K, private childcare centers and family childcare homes. Roles may vary and include: lead teacher, associate teacher, home visitor/parent educator, caregiver and program director. Bay’s ECE Program curriculum is aligned with the AAS degree teacher preparation standards issued by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Council for Professional Recognition (CDA). Students will gain an ECE knowledge base and go on to plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities for children ages birth-8 covering all content areas. The AAS Degree requirements include 3 semesters/300 hours of practicum placement in a variety of early childhood settings and with a variety of age groups. The AAS Degree in ECE provides the foundation for advanced studies in Early Childhood at colleges and universities; with some Bachelor level courses being available on Bay’s main campus.

Math or Science Elective *

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Suggested Sequences Per Semester

First Semester Total - Credit(s): 16 | Contacts: 16

Second Semester Total - Credit(s): 14 | Contacts: 14

Third Semester Total - Credit(s): 15 | Contacts: 15

Fourth Semester

Fourth Semester Total - Credit(s): 15-16 | Contacts: 15-17


* Those who plan to transfer should take MATH 107  or BIOL 104 .

+ Courses that require observation and practicum require a TB test, criminal history check and DHHS clearance. Forms are found on Bay’s website, Early Childhood Education link.

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