Early Childhood Education AS

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The Early Childhood Education program leads to an Early Childhood Education Certificate of Achievement (Career Technical), an Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education degree, as well as course work required by the State of California Department Early Childhood Education Permit Matrix.

Complete Major, Competency Requirements, MPC General Education Pattern for a total of 60 transferable units.

Required Core: Units Offered Online

ECED 1

Child Growth and Development 

3.0

ECED 2

Managerial Accounting

3.0

ECED 51

Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children

3.0

ECED 52

Practicum: Field Teaching Experience 

 4.0  NO

ECED 55

Child, Family and Community

3.0

ECED 56

Teaching in a Diverse Soc.

3.0

ECED 61

Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child

3.0

ECED 80

Introduction to Curriculum 

3.0

Select any two courses from the following electives; or select 6 units from one of the specializations to meet the California Early Childhood Permit requirements  Units Offered Online
Infant Toddlers Specialization
   

ECED 62A

Infant and Toddler Development

3.0

ECED 62B

Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers

3.0

Special Needs Specialization
   
ECED 63A
Introduction to Children with Special Needs
3.0

ECED 63B
Curriculum/Strategies for Children with Special Needs
3.0

Administration Specialization:
   
ECED 71A
Admin I: Programs in Early Childhood Ed
3.0

ECED 71B
Admin II: Personnel and Leadership in Early Childhood Ed 
3.0

Additional electives and specializations are available in face-to-face courses. Please refer to the MPC Catalog for more information. 

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