Aug 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook Archived Catalog

Early Childhood Education Major A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science

Motlow State Community College, as part of the Tennessee Board of Regents’ early childhood initiative, offers courses leading to the Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education. The purpose of this major is to create a statewide early childhood academic degree and professional/career development model that prepares students for a career in child care and early education. The program includes both educational theory and the practical application of learning in alignment with National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to deliver appropriate programming for young children (birth through age 8) and their families. The academic coursework and clinical practicums prepare students for CDA (Child Development Associate) assessment and credentialing.


GENERAL ELECTIVES (3 credit hours)

Select one additional course after consultation with your advisor.  This course can be any college-level course, either a General Education course, an Early Childhood Education course, or other course offered by the institution.

Semester Hours Credit: 61 OR (see notes below)

All early childhood education majors who are required to take Learning Support must also complete MSCC 1300: First Year Experience, and the degree program will require 64 credit hours.

Additional Information:

Articulation with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology:
Students completing the Early Childhood Education diploma program at a Tennessee College of Applied Technology will receive credit upon admission to a TBR community college for:

ECED 2335 Initial Practicum 3 hrs.
ECED 2310 Safe, Healthy, Learning Environments 3 hrs.

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