Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education, Associate in Arts degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college to achieve a baccalaureate degree and certification in early childhood education. This program will provide the philosophical and historical foundation of early childhood education while introducing students to curriculum planning within the confines of New Jersey State Standards. The developmental focus of this program enables the student to understand the specific learning needs of children ages birth through eight years old.   Apply & Register Program Details

The Early Childhood Education, Associate in Arts degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college to achieve a baccalaureate degree and certification in early childhood education. This program will provide the philosophical and historical foundation of early childhood education while introducing students to curriculum planning within the confines of New Jersey State Standards. The developmental focus of this program enables the student to understand the specific learning needs of children ages birth through eight years old.

 


Area of Interest:
Education
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Arts
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
EED-112 Inclusive Class Pedagogy & ECE Seminar 3
MTH-105 Mathematical Systems I-Structures 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSY-101 Basic Psychology 3
    15
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
EED-115 Child Development and Learning 3
BIO.... Biology Laboratory Science Elective1 or  
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective2 3/4
HIS-111 Western Civilization I or  
HIS-101 World Civilization I 3
    16/17
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
EDU-102 Human Exceptionality 3
EED-205 Creative Arts 3
HIS-121 United States History I or  
HIS-122 United States History II 3
GEO-101 Cultural Geography 3
...-... Language General Education Elective 3
    15
Second Semester
SPE-102 Public Speaking 3
EDU-101 Historical Trends in American Education 3
ENG-271 World Literature I 3
...-... Technology General Elective 3
...-... Language General Education Elective 3
    15
  Total Minimum Credits 61
1Biology Laboratory Science Elective is recommended for students transferring to Rowan University.
2Mathematics General Education Elective is recommended for students transferring to Rutgers University

Program Goals

  • To prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges.
  • To introduce students to New Jersey State Standards for Early Childhood Education and NAEYC (National Association for the
    Education of Young Children).
  • To prepare students to take the Praxis 1 test for NJ State
    Teacher Certification.
  • To provide students with a General Education Foundation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Outline the stages of child development within the learning process and discuss the role of prominent early childhood developmental theorists within this process.
  2. Discuss current and historical trends in early childhood education.
  3. Articulate both New Jersey State Standards for Early Childhood Education and NAEYC Standards for effective early learning environments.
  4. Design developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum and lesson plans.

Transfer Opportunities

Students in this program transfer to many institutions including our premier partner:

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Contact Person

Professor Lisa Zappetti, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4280
email: lzappetti@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

13.1210

Program Code

EED.AA