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Associate of Science—Early Childhood Education (62 credit hours)

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree curriculum in early childhood education is a 62 credit hour program that offers preparation for individuals who are working or will work as instructional assistants or teachers in child care centers, family day care homes, nursery schools, head start centers, special education centers, recreation centers, programs for children of migrant workers, or similar early childhood programs. Individuals completing this program and possessing teaching experience (a minimum of three years) could qualify to become directors of Early Childhood programs in nonpublic settings. Special attention is given to integrating theoretical knowledge with practical experience.

Candidates for the Associate of Science degree must complete 62 credit hours and earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.5, as well as maintain a GPA of 2.5 in the subject matter concentration. The last 15 credit hours must be earned on one of the core campuses, either Indianapolis or Bloomington. The course work for the Associate of Science degree may be applied to the Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education with a kindergarten endorsement.


Language Arts (12 credit hours)
COMM R110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)
ENG L105 Appreciation of Literature (3 cr.)
ENG L390 Children’s Literature (3 cr.) or
  EDUC E449 Trade Books in the Classroom (3 cr.)
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)

Science and Mathematics (6 credit hours)
EDUC Q200 Basic Science Skills (3 cr.)
MATH 130 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (3 cr.)

Social Studies (15 credit hours)
HIST H105 American History I (3 cr.) or
  HIST H106 American History II (3 cr.)
PSY B104 Psychology as a Social Science (3 cr.)
PSY B310 Life Span Development (3 cr.)
SOC R100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC R234 Social Psychology (3 cr.) or
  PSY B370 Social Psychology (3 cr.)

Arts (5 credit hours)
HER H100 Art Appreciation (3 cr.)
MUS E241 Introduction to Music Fundamentals (2 cr.)

Physical Education (5 credit hours)
HPER H363 Personal Health (3 cr.)
HPER P290 Movement Experiences for Preschool and Elementary Children (2 cr.)

Professional Education (16 credit hours)
EDUC E330 Infant Learning Environments (3 cr.)
EDUC E335 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 cr.) M400 Field Experience (0 cr.)
EDUC E337 Classroom Learning Environments (3 cr.) M401 Field Experience (0 cr.)
EDUC F203 Practicum in Early Childhood (2 cr.)
EDUC M101 Laboratory/Field Experiences (0-1 cr.)
EDUC P251 Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers (3 cr.) M101 Field Experience (1 cr.)
EDUC W200 Microcomputers in Education (3 cr.)

Electives (3 credit hours)
See an academic advisor or the program advisor before choosing electives.

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