Early Childhood, AAT

EDUC.AAT.B28

Program Overview

Plan of Study in Early Childhood Education

This program fulfills the first two years of most early childhood education bachelor’s degrees. If you have chosen a transfer institution, consult them to make course selections. Students should check individual school requirements prior to transfer and before completing the curriculum as outlined. It includes general education, professional education, and early childhood education courses. These courses encompass the 11 Illinois Professional Teaching Standards, the Core Technology Standards, the Core Language Arts Standards, and all pertinent Early Childhood Education Standards. Students entering this program are advised to complete this degree prior to transfer.

Additional Program Information

Students planning to transfer to a university as an education major should complete the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) at the beginning of their sophomore year at KCC, unless ACT or SAT scores will be substituted for teacher education program admission.

For minimum score requirements:
• www.il.nesinc.com - includes information about TAP test sites, registration and study guides; or
• ACT Plus Writing or SAT Scores

Use the Transfer Guide

Log on to MyCreditsTransfer at www.itransfer.org to see how your courses transfer to other colleges and universities. MyCreditsTransfer also offers program requirements and course equivalencies.

Program Requirements

Major courses

CDEV 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

CDEV 2523Intro to Early Childhood Education

3 Credits

CDEV 2633Health, Nutrition & Safety

3 Credits

CDEV 2543Child Study & Observation

3 Credits

CDEV 2533Early Childhood Curriculum Development

3 Credits

CDEV 2513Child, Family & Community Relations

3 Credits

EDUC 1713Intro to Public Education

3 Credits

EDUC 1763Technology in Education

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:24

Communications

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 1613 and ENGL 1623.

Mathematics

MATH 1613Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

3 Credits

MATH 1623Math for Elementary Teachers II

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Laboratory Science

Two courses, with one from the life sciences and one from the physical sciences.

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Total Credit Hours:8

Humanities

ARTS 1553Art Appreciation

3 Credits

MUSC 1513Music Appreciation

3 Credits

HUMS 1513Introduction to Humanities

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Social and behavioral science

PLSC 1513American Government

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

HIST 2513History of the US to 1877

3 Credits

HIST 2523History of the U.S. 1877 to Present

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Total Credit Hours: 65

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

CDEV 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

MATH 1613Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Spring semester

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

EDUC 1713Intro to Public Education

3 Credits

CDEV 2523Intro to Early Childhood Education

3 Credits

MATH 1623Math for Elementary Teachers II

3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits

Humanities Fine Arts Course

3 Credits

Fall semester

CDEV 2633Health, Nutrition & Safety

3 Credits

CDEV 2543Child Study & Observation

3 Credits

EDUC 1763Technology in Education

3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Elective

3 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits

Spring semester

CDEV 2513Child, Family & Community Relations

3 Credits

CDEV 2533Early Childhood Curriculum Development

3 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits