ECE Degree Options


Clark College
Early Childhood Education


DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE OPTIONS


The following degrees and certificate options are available as of Spring 2006: 
 
Early Childhood Education Applied Science Degree
Early Childhood Education Applied Science Degree-Transfer (AAS-T)
Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate of Achievement – Infant and Toddler
Certificate of Achievement – School-age
Certificate of Achievement – Advanced Applied Curriculum Planning
Certificate of Achievement – Family Child Care (Advanced)

Students must pass all Major Area Requirements with a "C" (2.0) grade or higher.

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (AAS)


Major Area Requirements (it is strongly recommended that students complete their Communication, Math, and Science general education requirements by the 4th quarter)

First Year:

FIRST QUARTER
ECE121      Introduction to Early Childhood Education  3-4  (1st or 2nd quarter)  
ECE114      Environments for Children 3
                   Total               9-10 credits

SECOND QUARTER
ECE124      Guiding Behavior of Young Children 3
ECE103     Child Nutrition, Health and Safety 3   ECE208      Early Language Facilitation 2
                   Total                5 credits

THIRD QUARTER
ECE123      Early Childhood Program Regulations and Best Practices 2
ECE116      Literature and Story Telling for Young Children 3
ECE202      Child and Family    3
ECE209      Learning Experiences for Young Children I (must have ECE 124)3
ECE210      Learning Experiences for Young Children Lab I 3
                 Total                14 credits

Second Year:
FOURTH QUARTER
ECE211      Learning Experiences for Young Children II  3
ECE212      Learning Experiences for Young Children Lab II  3
ECE104      Intro to Children with Special Needs 3
ENGL     101      English Composition 3
(English satisfies one of the Communication Skills General Ed. Requirements)      
                 Total                12 credits

FIFTH QUARTER
ECE105      Individualized Instruction I 2
ECE213      Learning Experiences for Young Children III 3
ECE214      Learning Experiences for Young Children Lab III 3
                 Total                8 credits

SIXTH QUARTER
ECE106      Individualized Instruction II 2
ECE102      Science and Math for Young Children 3
ECE215      ECE Seminar (concurrent with ECE 199) 2
ECE199      Cooperative Work Experience 5
WS101      Introduction to Women’s Studies 5
  (This course satisfies the Social Science and Humanities General Education Requirements)
            or
SOC131      Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 3
  (This course satisfies the Social Science and Human Relations General Education Requirement)
                 Total                15-17 credits

ADDITIONAL MAJOR AREA REQUIREMENTS

Students must complete the following two requirements:

1.      PSY 211: Human Development (F,W,Sp,Su)5 
(This course satisfies the Human Relations and Social Science General Education Requirements)
        or
        ECE 100: Child Development (F, Sp)3

2.      ECE 108: Programs for Infants (F) 3 and 
        ECE 109: Programs for Toddlers (W) 3      
        or
        ECE 110: Growth, Development and Guidance of School-Agers (F) 3 and
      ECE 112: Curriculum for School-aged Children (W) 3      
            Total                9-11 credits

Total Major Area Requirements          72-77 credits

The major area requirements may include General Education Requirements as prescribed in the Clark College catalog.
Communication Skills (9 credits) (3 credits satisfied by ENGL 101
Health and Physical Education (3 credits)
Computational Skills (0-5 credits)
Human Relation (1-5 credits) (may be satisfied by PSY 211 or SOC 131)
Humanities (2-5 credits) (may be satisfied by WS 101)
Sciences (3-5 credits)
Social Science (3-5 credits) (may be satisfied by PSY 211, WS 101, or SOC 131)

Total Credits Required                90

(Additional electives may be required to meet the 90 credit minimum for AAS degree)

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION- TRANSFER DEGREE (AAS-T)


4 year colleges and universities that are accepting AAS-T as of Spring 2006:

Eastern Washington University
Evergreen State University
Heritage College
Praxis Institute-Seattle
Seattle Pacific University
University of Phoenix
Warner Pacific College
Western Washington University

AAS-T ECE Requirement of Critical Content Areas:
(A minimum of 3-5 credits in each area below):

Critical Content Area: Child Development and Learning Including Typical and Atypical:

ECE 100 Child Development: Birth to Age Eight 3
ECE 104 Introduction to Children with Special Needs 3
ECE 108 Programs for Infants 3
ECE 109 Programs for Toddlers 3
ECE 210 Growth, Development and Guidance of School-agers 3

Critical Content Area: Curriculum Development and Implementation:

ECE 112 Growth, Development and Guidance of School-agers 3
ECE 209 Learning Experiences for Young Children I 3
ECE 211 Learning Experiences for Young Children II 3
ECE 213 Learning Experiences for Young Children III 3

Critical Content Area: Child Guidance:

ECE 124 Guiding Behavior of Young Children 3
ECE 110 Growth, Development, and Guidance of School-agers 3

Critical Content Area: Family and Community Relationships

ECE 202 Child and Family 3

Critical Content Area: Diversity, Inclusion, Multicultural

ECE 104 Introduction to Children with Special Needs 3
ECE 105 Individualized Instruction I 2
ECE 106 Individualized Instruction II 2
ECE 121 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 4
ECE 202 Child and Family 3
ECE 208 Early Language Facilitation 2

Critical Content Area: Health, Safety, and Nutrition

ECE103 Child Nutrition, Health and Safety 3

Critical Content Area: Observation, Assessment and Evaluation

ECE106 Individualized Instruction II 2
ECE121 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 4
ECE124 Guiding Behavior of Young Children 3

Critical Content Area: Professionalism

ECE215 ECE Seminar 2
ECE 123 Early Childhood Programs Regulations and Best Practices 2

Critical Content Area: Practicum/Field Experience
(Suggested minimum 300 hours)

ECE210 Learning Experiences for Young Children Lab I (70 hours) 3

ECE212 Learning Experiences for Young Children LabII (70 hours) 3

ECE214 Learning Experiences for Young Children Lab III (70 hours) 3

ECE199 Cooperative Work Experience (150 hours) 5

Total Hours = 330


AAS-T General Education Requirements

A. Communication Skills 10 credits

Required: English 101
English 102

B. Quantitative Skills 5 credits

Recommended: Math 105
Math 109

C. Humanitites 10 credits from 2 disciplines

Required: CMST 101
Recommended: CMST 201, CMST 211, CMST 216, WS 101, Music 105, Music 128, Spanish 101

D. Social Sciences 10 credits from 2 disciplines

Required: Pyschology 211
Recommended: WS 101, Soc 101, Soc 121, Soc 131

E. Natural Sciences 5 credits, must be a lab science
Recommended: Biol 160, 161, 011; Phsc 101, Phsc 102


CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY


Major Area Requirements:

FIRST QUARTER
ECE       114      Environments for Children 3
ECE       104      Introduction to Children with Special Needs 3
ECE       121      Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3-4
ECE       100      Child Development Birth to 6 (also 3rd quarter) 3
                 Total                15-16

SECOND QUARTER
ECE       208      Early Language Facilitation 2
ECE       105      Individualized Instruction I 2
ECE       124      Guiding Behavior of Young Children 3
ECE     103    Child Nutrition, Health and Safety 3
                 Total                7

THIRD QUARTER
ECE       116      Literature and Story Telling for Children 3
ECE       123      Early Childhood Program Regulations and Best Practices 2
ECE       209      Learning Experiences for Young Children I 3
ECE       210      Learning Experiences for Young Children Lab I 3
             Total                11

ADDITIONAL MAJOR AREA REQUIREMENTS (Cert. of Proficiency)
Select a minimum of 11-12 credits from the following list: 
           
ECE 102       Science and Math for Young Children 3
ECE 108       Programs for Infants 3
ECE 109       Programs for Toddlers 3
ECE 110       Growth, Development and Guidance of School-Agers 3
ECE 112       Curriculum for School-aged Children 3
ECE 202       Child and Family 3
ECE 211/212   Learning Experiences II 6
PSY 211       Human Development 5
MUS 105       Music in Early Childhood Education 3
           Total          11-12

Total major area requirements:          45 (minimum)

General Education Requirements  
      Communication Skills (3 credits)
      Computational Skills (3 credits)
      Human Relations ( 3 credits)

Total credits required for the Certificate of Proficiency:  51-55  

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT


There are four options for a Certificate of Achievement:

Infant and Toddler
School-age
Advanced Applied Curriculum Planning
Family Child Care (advanced)

Please see requirements for each Certificate of Achievement option below:


Certificate of Achievement
Early Childhood Education: Infants and Toddlers

(all classes are available in evening or online)

FIRST QUARTER

ECE       108      Programs for Infants 3
ECE       100      Child Development Birth to 6 (or 3rd term) 3
ECE       114      Environments for Children 3
                 Total   9

SECOND QUARTER
ECE       208      Early Language Facilitation 2
ECE       109      Programs for Toddlers 3
                 Total     5

Total Credits Required: 14 Credits

Certificate of Achievement
Early Childhood Education: School Age


FIRST QUARTER

ECE       104      Introduction to Children with Special Needs 3
PSY       211      Human Development (Life-span) (offered every quarter) 5
ECE       110      Growth, Development and Guidance of School-agers 3
                 Total                11

SECOND QUARTER
ECE       124      Guiding Behavior of Young Children 3
ECE       112      Curriculum for School-aged Children 3
                 Total                6

THIRD QUARTER

ECE       202      Child and Family  3
ECE       209      Learning Experiences I 3
                 Total                6

Total Credits Required: 23 credits

Certificate of Achievement
Early Childhood Education: Advanced Applied Curriculum Planning


FIRST QUARTER

ECE100 Child Development Birth to 6 3
ECE114 Environments for Children 3
Total: 6 Credits

SECOND QUARTER

ECE121 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 4
ECE124 Guiding Behavior of Young Children 3

THIRD QUARTER
ECE209 Learning Experiences for Young Children I 3
ECE210 Learning Experiences for Young Children Lab I 3

FOURTH QUARTER
ECE211 Learning Experiences for Young Children II 3
ECE212 Learning Experiences for Young Children Lab II 3

FIFTH QUARTER
ECE213 Learning Experiences for Young Children III 3
ECE214 Learning Experiences for Young Children Lab III 3

Total Credits Required: 30-31 Credits

Certificate of Achievement
Early Childhood
Family Child Care (Advanced)



FIRST QUARTER

ECE100      Child Development Birth to Eight   3
ECE114      Environments for Children  3
                 Total                6

SECOND QUARTER

ECE111 Evidence of completion of "Building Blocks" or Equivalent
   Total Credits: 0

THIRD QUARTER

ECE116 Literature and Story Telling 3

                 Total Credits: 3

FOURTH QUARTER

ECE110 Growth, Devlopment and Guidance of School-agers 3      
                 Total Credits: 3

FIFTH QUARTER

ECE124 Guiding Behavior of Young Children 3
ECE103 Child Nutrition Health and Safety 3
                 Total Credits: 6

SIXTH QUARTER

ECE202 Child and Family 3
   Total Credits: 3

Total Credits Required: 21-23 Credits

10-2006