Preschool Teacher Education

The Preschool Teacher Education Applied Associate of Science Degree (PTE.AAS) prepares students to work with young children in a variety of settings including home day care, childcare settings, Head Start programs and private preschools. This program emphasizes the developmental needs of young children from birth to the eighth year of life. Students will learn how to design and apply developmentally appropriate activities for children ages birth to eight years through fundamental course work along with an internship in an early childhood settings.   Apply & Register Program Details

The Preschool Teacher Education Applied Associate of Science Degree (PTE.AAS) prepares students to work with young children in a variety of settings including home day care, childcare settings, Head Start programs and private preschools. This program emphasizes the developmental needs of young children from birth to the eighth year of life. Students will learn how to design and apply developmentally appropriate activities for children ages birth to eight years through fundamental course work along with an internship in an early childhood settings.

 


Area of Interest:
Education
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
EED-112 Inclusive Class Pedagogy & ECE Seminar 3
HIS.... History General Education Elective 3
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
EED-105 Children’s Health, Nutrition and Safety 3
PSY-101 Basic Psychology 3
    15
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
EED-115 Child Development and Learning 3
EED-120 Language Arts for the Preschool Child 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SPE-102 Public Speaking 3
    15
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
EDU-102 Human Exceptionality 3
EED-205 Creative Arts: Early Childhood Learner 3
EED-210 Math/Science Concepts for the Preschool Child 3
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective 3/4
...-... Diversity General Education Elective 3
    15/16
Second Semester
EED-220 Behavior Management 3
EED-230 Applied Preschool Experience 3
EDU-101 Historical Trends in American Education 3
...-... Science General Education Elective 4
EED-240 Infant/Toddler Social-Emotional Dev 3
    16
  Total Minimum Credits 61

Program Goals

  • To prepare students to apply for the role of an assistant teacher or head teacher in a daycare or non-public school.
  • To provide students with a General Education foundation.
  • To prepare students for employment.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Design developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum and plans in five subject areas.
  2. Compare and contrast early childhood development theorists such as Piaget, Vygotsky, Gardner and Erikson.
  3. Identify the essentials necessary to promote a safe and healthy environment for children.
  4. Apply course work to an early childhood field experience.

Employment Opportunities

  • Home daycare
  • Childcare
  • Headstart Program
  • Private preschools

Transfer Opportunities

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

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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

PTE.AAS