Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Enjoy working with children and their parents? Do you have outstanding communication skills? Can you adapt to a fast-paced, ever-changing environment? MSTC’s Early Childhood Education program is the right place for you!

This program focuses on hands-on learning and is an excellent choice for those who enjoy helping children learn and develop. You will learn about the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development of children.

Students enrolled in practicum courses will combine classroom learning experiences with eight or more hours per week of practical experience in local early childhood centers working with children from infancy through school age.

JOBS

  • Child Care Center Teacher
  • Family Day Care Provider
  • Head Start Teacher
  • In-Home Child Care Specialist (nanny)
  • Teacher Aide - Elementary School
  • Teacher Aide - Exceptional Education Program
  • Teacher or Teacher Aide- Nursery School Program

Courses

Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10307148 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3.00
10307167 Health, Safety, & Nutrition 3.00
10307174 Practicum 1 3.00
10307178 Art, Music, & Language Arts 3.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
-or-
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
-or-
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
-or-
10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
(21 Credits)
Term: 2
10307179 Child Development 3.00
10307188 Guiding Children's Behavior 3.00
10307192 Practicum 2 3.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
-or-
10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
-or-
10804189 Introductory Statistics 3.00
10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
(15-16 Credits)
Term: 3
10307151 Infant & Toddler Development 3.00
10307187 Children with Differing Abilities 3.00
10307194 Math, Science, & Social Studies 3.00
10307197 Practicum 3 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
-or-
10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.00
Elective 3.00
(18 Credits)
Term: 4
10307166 Curriculum Planning 3.00
10307195 Family & Community Relationships 3.00
10307198 Administering an Early Childhood Education Program 3.00
10307199 Practicum 4 3.00
10809166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application 3.00
-or-
10809195 Economics 3.00
(15 Credits)
Total Credits: 69-70