Early Childhood Non-Certification Major Guide 2022-2023

Central Arizona 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:
http://azearlychildhood.org/advance-your-career/careers-in-early-childhood

and the Child Care Services Association T.E.A.C.H. National Center:
http://www.childcareservices.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/CCSA-Careers-in-Early-Childhood-National-Directory-2015.pdf

For this major, it may not be beneficial to complete an AGEC. Please speak to your community college advisor for more information.



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

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  AGEC Requirement
For this major, it may not be beneficial to complete an AGEC. Please speak to your community college advisor for more information.
  Central Arizona College Courses
The courses listed below are recommended if you plan to transfer to a university and study Early Childhood Non-Certification.
COURSES  
Child Growth and DevelopmentECE 276
Child Observation and AssessmentECE 216
Curriculum and Learning EnvironmentsECE 278
Effective InteractionsECE 116
Family and Community PartnershipsECE 283
Health, Safety, and NutritionECE 110
ProfessionalismECE 105
Program ManagementECE 271


Bachelor's Degrees & Majors

  Bachelor's Degree for Early Childhood Non-Certification
UNIVERSITY / LOCATION DEGREE MAJOR LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
Arizona State UniversityBASEarly Childhood Studies
None
Northern Arizona UniversityBASApplied Science - Early Childhood
TBD
Northern Arizona UniversityUCERTEarly Childhood Education
None
Northern Arizona UniversityBInterdisciplinary Studies - Early Childhood
None
UAZ Online & Distance EducationBASApplied Science: Early Childhood Education
2 Semesters
UAZ Online & Distance EducationBASEarly Childhood Studies
2nd Semester Proficiency

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