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2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, AS


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This program is designed to prepare students who want to work with young children in a variety of public or private programs as well as those who are already employed in early childhood settings. Students in this program are provided with comprehensive courses that are focused on children from birth through age eight. The study of research and theory is blended with many opportunities for hands-on experiences. Students who wish to earn a National Child Development Associate (CDA) credential may complete the necessary coursework as part of this degree.

Program Highlights:

The AS in Early Childhood Education degree program equips students to become reflective, transformative, and successful educators of the very young. Students will learn to apply theory to practice, to understand the relationships between children, families and communities in a diverse world. Students who wish to earn a National Child Development Associate (CDA) credential may complete the necessary coursework as part of this degree. Students seeking the Florida Director’s credential may take the state-approved course, Administration of a Child Care Center. Courses are offered for full-time and part-time students, with blended and online courses where applicable.

Admission Requirements:

Students must fulfill the entrance requirements for Florida SouthWestern State College.

General Education Core Requirements (minimum of 18 credit hours)


Humanities (3 credit hours)


(refer to the Associate in Arts Degree General Education Program Guide, AA )

Social Sciences (3 credit hours)


(refer to the Associate in Arts Degree General Education Program Guide, AA )

  • One WOH writing intensive course (Part A)

Mathematics (3 credit hours)


(refer to the Associate in Arts Degree General Education Program Guide, AA )

  • Any general education mathematics course

Natural Sciences (3 credit hours)


(refer to the Associate in Arts Degree General Education Program Guide, AA )

Note:


* Courses required for students who wish to enroll in a Baccalaureate in Education degree program

Total Degree Requirements: 63 Credit Hours


Information is available online at www.fsw.edu/academics/ or on the School of Education Home Page at www.fsw.edu/soe.

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