early childhood education - non-transfer associate degree
course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.
graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, head start programs, and school-age programs.
the early childhood associate degree at durham tech is accredited by the commission on the accreditation of early childhood higher education programs of the national association for the education of young children, naeyc.org.
the accreditation term runs from july 2016 through july 2023.
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|course number||title||credit hours|
|aca-122||college transfer success||1|
|edu-119||introduction to early childhood, education||4|
|edu-131||child, family, and community||3|
|edu-144||child development i||3|
|edu-145||child development ii||3|
|edu-153||health, safety and nutrition||3|
|edu-184||early childhood introductory practicum||2|
|edu-221||children with exceptionalities||3|
|edu-234||infants, toddlers, and twos||3|
|edu-261||early childhood administration i||3|
|edu-262||early childhood administration ii||3|
|edu-280||language and literacy experiences||3|
|edu-284||early childhood capstone practicum||4|
|eng-111||writing and inquiry||3|
|eng-112||writing and research in the disciplines||3|