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  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook

Early Childhood Education


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The Early Childhood Education program prepares students to assume management, supervisory and teaching positions in child development early learning center programs and/or transfer to a baccalaureate program at a four-year institution. The program is also designed to meet the education and retraining needs of those already employed in early childhood occupations.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Science

Emphasis: Early Childhood Education

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections transferable to specific institutions.

Notes:

• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 2630/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See www.ws.edu/academics/technical-ed/computer-competency/ for additional information.

•Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year


Fall Term (13 semester credit hours)


Spring Term (15 semester credit hours)


Second Year


Fall Term (16 semester credit hours)


        1 ENGL literature (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1, 2

        1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1, 2

        1 Behavioral/Social Science elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1, 2

        2 ECED electives2 (6 hrs.)

Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)


        1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1, 2

        1 Humanities elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1, 2

        3 Electives2 (9 hrs.)

 

 

Program Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements (41 hours)


Humanities and/or Fine Arts (9 hours)


Approved Humanities General Education elective1,2 6 credits
Approved Literature General Education elective1,2 3 credits

History (6 hours)


Approved History General Education electives1,2 6 credits

Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)


Approved Behavioral/Social Science General Education elective1,2 6 credits

Mathematics (3 hours)


Approved Mathematics General Education elective1,2 3 credits

Natural Science (8 hours)


Approved Natural Science w/Lab General Education electives1,2 8 credits

Area of Emphasis Requirements (19 hours)


With the recommendation of an Early Childhood Education advisor, students will choose 19 hours of early childhood education or related coursework based on the requirements of the senior institution to fulfill their area of emphasis.

Approved area of emphasis hours2 19 credits

Total Credit Hours 60


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