Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

Early Childhood Care and Education - Associate of Arts (Major Code - ECE)

The Early Childhood Care and Education Associate of Arts degree prepares students for transfer to a university program in the care and education of young children. It offers in-depth child development theory, practical applications in the workplace, and comprehensive skills for working with children and their families. To ensure seamless transfer, students must develop their specific program of study in close coordination with a Cochise College advisor.

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (AGEC-A)

35 CREDITS

Composition

ENG 101 ( ENG 1101)

3

English Composition

ENG 102 ( ENG 1102)

3

Mathematics

MAT 142 or higher

3-5

Laboratory sciences

 

8

Arts

ART 120 or MUS 260

3

Humanities

 

3

Social and behavioral sciences

 

6

General education electives*

 

4-6

Six credits of arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, or general education electives must be chosen from the current listing of intensive writing courses. See www.cochise.edu/AGEC.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT**

0-16 CREDITS

Non-English language

Second- or fourth-semester proficiency

CORE CURRICULUM

24 CREDITS

SELECT TWO OF THE FOLLOWING THREE:

6

Children’s Language Development

ECE 155

 

Children’s Literature and Children’s Literacy

ECE 156

 

Early Childhood Growth and Development

ECE 160

 

Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education

ECE 150

3

Introduction to Education

EDU 201

3

Introduction to Special Education

EDU 222

3

Cultural Diversity in Education

EDU 226

3

Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors I

MAT 154

3

Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors II

MAT 156

3

ELECTIVES
(AS NEEDED TO COMPLETE 64 CREDITS) ***

 

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

64 CREDITS

*General education electives must be chosen from the general education list. See www.cochise.edu/AGEC.

**University non-English language requirements vary. Check with your advisor.

***Elective courses must be transferable to the university or universities to which the student plans to transfer. See www.aztransfer.com.

Note: Some students will have more than 64 credits because of varying credits in language, math, and other courses; 64 credits represent the minimum for this degree.

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