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Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree program curriculum

Our comprehensive Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree program curriculum gives you a foundation in general education plus specialty training in childhood development, literacy, diversity, behavior, and more. Through your coursework, you will learn how to establish expectations, develop teaching plans, work with developmental needs, partner with parents, and set your students on the path to a life full of success.

Semester 1

OR110 - Achieving Academic Excellence 

Achieve your true potential! This course will help you sharpen existing skills, build on your strengths, and discover the best ways to learn. You will identify your learning styles, learn new behaviors to ensure college success and maximize your learning as you complete your program of study.
Credit Hours: 3

C10 - Introduction to Computers  

Introduction to Computers provides students with foundational skills and knowledge needed for today's technology-based careers. Students learn the components of systems—from the CPU and memory to input devices and peripherals—and how these components interact with an operating system to perform critical tasks. Keeping current with fast-changing computer technologies, this course will discuss the computer technologies today that are allowing the creation of a virtualized mobile workforce. It will explore how computers connect to the Internet, what services can be found online, and what dangers exist in the form of viruses, Trojans, and other malware. The course will also familiarize the student with the basics of today's office productivity applications and help to establish a foundation for working with these different types of applications, including spreadsheets, word processors, and presentation-creation tools.
Credit Hours: 3

EN120 - English Composition I  

This course offers an introduction to basic writing skills that is especially relevant to academic assignments. It focuses on paragraph development and organization in conjunction with a review of basic grammar and mechanics. The course also covers the construction of multi-paragraph essays, the development of writing style and tone, and techniques for critically editing and revising one's work.
Credit Hours: 3

SO245 - Social Impact of Technology  

This course examines the broad implications of technological innovation on social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues. Topics covered include technological progress within society, issues of energy use and creation, positive and negative environmental impacts of technology, the use of technology in war and politics, social responsibility, personal health, and economic development.
Credit Hours: 3

E01 - Careers in Early Childhood Education  

This course introduces the student to the field of early childhood education by describing at a fundamental level how children learn, the stages of early childhood development, how teachers work with children and their parents, what is taught, how to create and evaluate an early childhood environment, and issues and trends in the field.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 2

EN130 - English Composition II  

This course provides an introduction and extensive guidelines for writing multi-paragraph essays in a college environment. In this way, EN130 will help you to better comprehend and assimilate the wide range of written communications that are vital to professional callings in commerce, industry, government, law enforcement, and healthcare—not to mention reports, documents, essays, and books associated with the universe of academic disciplines and the various areas of scientific research. For, as it turns out, the basics of the writing process apply to all forms of academic and professional communications.
Prerequisite for C02
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective (Science 100-200 Level)   E02 - Child Development  

This course examines childhood development by observing physical and psychosocial factors that lead to cognitive, language, and literacy development according to a child's age. Child development theories, studies and assessments will also be presented.
Credit Hours: 3

E03 - Curriculum Development  

This course discusses how to develop and implement appropriate curriculum for young children. Topics include the use of play, cooking, and physical activity, and techniques for fostering creativity and emotional, social, and verbal competence within the curriculum.
Credit Hours: 3

E04 - Guidance and Discipline  

This course presents guidance and discipline concepts applicable to children’s behavior in preschool and primary school classrooms. By applying the concepts taught in this course, the student will be able to help children become responsible and productive, and will themselves become a much more patient and understanding disciplinarian.
Credit Hours: 3

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education program is designed to provide students with in-depth instruction in the principles and procedures of supervising and educating children from newborn to age eight. The program lays the foundation for a broad base of knowledge with general education courses in a variety of subject areas. In addition, specialty courses such as child development, early childhood literacy, curriculum development, cultural diversity, and exceptional children focus on preparing students for careers within the field of early childhood education.

Program Objectives

After completing the Early Childhood Education program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe at a fundamental level how children learn, how teachers work with children and their parents, what is taught, and where the teaching takes place.
  2. Examine childhood development by observing physical and psychosocial factors that lead to cognitive, language, and literacy development according to a child’s age.
  3. Apply the guidance and discipline concepts applicable to children’s behavior in preschool and primary school classrooms.
  4. Discuss the special needs of children with developmental disabilities, and how to implement programs that include these children in an early childhood classroom.
  5. Develop and implement appropriate curriculum for young children, fostering creativity and emotional, social, and verbal competence within the curriculum.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the partnerships with parents and others that teachers must create in order to achieve the best results for children in their classroom.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency with English composition, and apply fundamental processes, theories, and methods to business communication in the workplace.
  8. Demonstrate a foundation of computer and information systems knowledge, technical skills, and a basic understanding of computer applications.
  9. Identify and apply fundamental math concepts for operations and problem solving, and apply basic statistical concepts and tools in order to correctly interpret the results of statistical analyses.
  10. Be prepared to enter Ashworth College’s Master of Science or MBA programs without any additional academic preparation

Guidance along your career path

While our syllabus empowers you to develop the knowledge you need for your career, our Career Tools, give you interview coaching, resume writing workshops, and access to The Ashworth EDGE so you can find the right places in which to apply your hard-earned knowledge and grow a rewarding career.

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