Early Childhood Education (certification)
Effective Fall 2022
Early Childhood Education ATF

Common Pathway: AA   SR  
Arizona General Education Curriculum   AGEC-A

University degrees listed on the matrix must include the lower division courses listed in the Common Course Matrix below.

Shared Majors: A shared major is a university degree program that has similar academic preparation to one or more degree programs at other Arizona public universities.
Institution Degree Major
ASU BAE Early Childhood & Early Childhood Special Education    
ASU BAE Educational Studies    
NAU BSED Early Childhood Education & Early Childhood Special Education    
UA BAE Early Childhood Education    

Common Courses   The courses listed below are recommended to students who plan to transfer to a university.
* Intro to Special Education Math for Elementary Teachers I Math for Elementary Teachers II State and National Constitution US History
ASU SPE 222 MTE 280 Elective GCU 113 HST 113
NAU ESE 280 MAT 150 MAT 155 POS 110 or POS 220 HIS 291
UA SERP 400 MATH 302A MATH 302B POL 210 HIST Dept. Elective

AWC ECE 245 or EDU 222 * MAT 130 ** MAT 135 ** POS 110 HIS 121
CAC EDU 222 * MAT 201 ** MAT 202 ** POS 101 or POS 220 HIS 101
Cochise EDU 222 * MAT 154 ** MAT 156 ** POS 110 HIS 110
CCC EDU 222 * MAT 180 ** MAT 181 ** POS 110 HIS 131
Dine EDU 240 * MTH 280 * MTE 281 ** POS 181 & POS 271 Under Review
EAC ECE 220 or EDU 222 * MAT 156 ** MAT 157 ** POS 110 HIS 101
MCCCD EED 222 or EDU 222 * MAT 256 ** MAT 257 ** POS 110 or POS 113/GCU 113 or POS 227/GCU 227 HIS 103
Mohave EDU 222 * MAT 160 ** MAT 161 ** POS 120 HIS 131
NPC ECD 222 or EDU 222 * MAT 161 ** MAT 162 ** POS 110 HIS 105
Pima ECE 211 or EDU 202 * MAT 146 ** MAT 147 ** POS 210 HIS 141
TOCC EDU 202   MAT 146 ** MAT 147 ** POS 110 or POS 210 HIS 141
Yavapai ECE 222 or EDU 222 * MAT 156 ** MAT 157 ** AJS 290*   HIS 231

Electives   The courses listed below are recommended to students who plan to transfer to a university.
* Child Development Children's Literature Cultural Diversity in Education Foundations of SEI Health, Safety, and Nutrition Intro to Education
ASU TEL 215 RDG 291 TEL 212 BLE 220 Elective TEL 111
NAU Elective Elective BME 210 Elective ECI Dept Elective EDF 200
UA Elective Elective Elective TLS Dept. Elective Elective Elective

AWC ECE 243 ECE 265 EDU 210 SEI 293 ECE 165 ECE 200 or EDU 110 *
CAC ECE 276 LIT 291 *** EDU 230 EDU 240 ECE 110 EDU 221 *
Cochise ECE 160 ECE 156 *** EDU 226 EDU 221 ECE 158 * EDU 201 *
CCC ECE 234 NA EDU 230   NA ECE 120 ECE 100 or EDU 200 *
Dine ECE 225 * EDU 238 ECE 235 * EDU 476 * ECE 245 * ECE 111 *
EAC ECE 171 *** ECE 281 EDU 230 EDU 234 ECE 105 ECE 100 or EDU 200 *
MCCCD CFS 235 or EED 205 EDU 291 OR ENH 291 EED 220 or EDU 230 EDU 220 EED 215 or (CFS 123 & CFS 125) EED 200 or EDU 221 *
Mohave ECE 160 EDU 200 EDU 214 EDU 240 ECE 161 EDU 205 *
NPC ECD 250 EDU 291 EDU 220 EDU 280 ECD 141   ECD 200 or EDU 200 *
Pima ECE 117 ECE 108 ECE 228 * NA   ECE 125 ECE 118 or EDU 200 *
TOCC ECE 217   ECE 110   ECE 228   NA ECE 125 EDU 200
Yavapai ECE 234 ECE 230 or EDU 230 EDU 210 EDU 239 ECE 270 ECE 200 or EDU 200 *


Course Notes
* 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
*** ASU - Not a direct equivalency in the CEG to ASU.

See the Degrees and Pathways list for information about language proficiency requirements associated with these majors, and to learn about other majors offered by the Arizona public universities.

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