Early Childhood Education Major Guide 2022-2023

Mohave Community College

Early childhood education focuses on the development of children from birth to grade 3. Students gain the skills to assess, monitor, and report the progress of all children. Techniques and approaches to involve family in the development of their children are also studied. Traditional coursework is enhanced with internships, clinical experiences, and collaborations with practicing educators in preK-3 classrooms. Early childhood education majors who want to teach in a public school must also pass the Arizona Educator Exams (AEPA/NES). For more information about the different types of employment opportunities in the early childhood field, visit: Arizona Early Childhood Career and Professional Development Network website:

and the Child Care Services Association T.E.A.C.H. National Center:

    Associate's Degree
    An associate's degree is comprised of 60-64 community college credits. Below is information specific to your major.


  AGEC Requirement
The Arizona General Education Curriulum block for this major is the AGEC-A.

Learn more about AGEC

AGEC-A Course List
  Mohave Community College Courses
The courses listed below are recommended if you plan to transfer to a university and study Early Childhood Education.
Intro to Special EducationEDU 222*
Math for Elementary Teachers IMAT 160**
Math for Elementary Teachers IIMAT 161**
State and National ConstitutionPOS 120
US HistoryHIS 131

  Mohave Community College Electives
The elective courses listed below may be applicable to your degree depending on which university you choose.
Child DevelopmentECE 160
Children's LiteratureEDU 200
Cultural Diversity in EducationEDU 214
Foundations of SEIEDU 240
Health, Safety, and NutritionECE 161
Intro to EducationEDU 205*

* Courses may be applicable to the shared majors but may not have direct equivalency in the CEG. Therefore, students may have to take the required course upon transfer.
** UA- May not be a direct equivalency for UA student should check directly with university

Bachelor's Degrees & Majors

  Bachelor's Degree for Early Childhood Education
Arizona State UniversityBAEEarly Childhood & Early Childhood Special Education
Arizona State UniversityBAEEducational Studies
Northern Arizona UniversityBSEDEarly Childhood Education & Early Childhood Special Education
University of ArizonaBAEEarly Childhood Education
4th Semester Proficiency

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