Feb 06, 2023  
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science Degree

The early childhood education associate of applied science degree program prepares students to provide high-quality care and education of young children from birth through age 8. The mission of the Early Childhood Education program at Monroe County Community College is to prepare students for employment in the early childhood education field and for articulation to advanced degree programs in early childhood education. This is accomplished through the provision of classroom learning and practical application in field experiences. These experiences will be provided in multiple settings across varied age ranges and diversity of children and families.

Career Opportunities

The program prepares individuals for staff placement in:

  • Child care centers
  • Family child care
  • Head Start programs
  • Great Start Readiness Program preschools
  • Preschools
  • Public school latchkey programs
  • Other programs involved in the care and guidance of children and their families

 Note: The following codes identify courses that satisfy MCCC’s General Education Requirements :
(C1) GE Natural Sciences Competency
(C2) GE Mathematics Competency
(C3) GE Writing Competency
(C4) GE Computer Literacy Competency
(C5) GE Human Experience Competency
(C6) GE Social Systems Competency

Required General Education Courses

See the General Education Requirements  in the college catalog or n the college website (www.monroeccc.edu) for a list of courses that satisfy the General Education Learning Competencies.

Required Courses and Sequence

*Students must achieve a C or higher in all ECE courses to proceed in the program

Additional Required Courses

Additional General Electives

(if needed to complete required total credit hours)

Total Degree Requirements 60 credits

Total Degree Costs 65 minimum billable contact hours

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