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Early Childhood Education Degrees | Certification

PPSC offers students the opportunity to pursue both an Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in Early childhood Education Teacher Preparation as well as an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Early Childhood Education designed to make graduates job-ready for their future careers in industry.

The following are top transfer partners for PPSC:
 
 
 
 
 
 

Early Childhood Education Teacher Preparation

Course & Credit Hours

ECE 1021 English Composition (3) 

ECE 1011 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3)

ECE1031 Guidance strategies for Young Children (3)

PSY 1001 General Psychology I (3)

GEO 1005 World Regional Geography (3)

Total 15 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

ECE 1022 English Composition II (3) 

MAT 1240 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts (4)

ECE 2081 ECE Child Growth & Development (3)

ART 1110/MUS 1020/THE 1005 Appreciation (3)

ECE 1045 Introduction to EC Lap Techniques (3)

Total 16 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

SCI 1055 Integrated Science I (4)

HIS 1210 U.S. History or HIS 1220 U.S. History II (3)

ECE 2621 Curriculum Development (3)

ECE 2101 Working with Parents, Families & Communities (3)

Elective course Dependant on Transfer institution See an ECE Advisor (3) 

Total 16 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

SCI 1056 Integrated Science II (4)

LIT 1015 Intro to Lit. or LIT 2055 Children's Literature (3)

Elective Course Dependant on transfer institution see an ECE advisor (3)

Elective Course Dependant on transfer institution see an ECE advisor (3)

Total 13 Credit Hours

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Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science

Course & Credit Hours

ECE 1011 Intro to Early Childhood (3) 

ECE 1031 Guidance Strategies for Children (3)

ECE 2051 Nutrition Health & Safety (3)

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics (3) 

CSC 1005 Computer Literacy (3)

or

CIS 1018 Introduction to PC Applications (3) 

Total 15 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

ECE 1045 Intro to ECE Lab Techniques (3) 

ECE 2061 Observing & Utilizing Young Children's Assessment Instruments (1)

ECE 2381 ECE Child Growth and Development (3)

ECE 1111 Infant and Toddler Theory & Practice (3)

ECE 2601 The Exceptional Child (3) 

ECE 2101 Working w/Families & Communities (3)

Total 16 Credit Hours 

Course & Credit Hours

ECE 2621 Curriculum Development: Methods & Techniques (3) 

COM 1150 Public Speaking (3) or 

COM 1250 Interpersonal Communication(3)

ECE 2401 Administration of Early Childhood Care & Education Programs (3)

Early Childhood Education (From Approved AAS Electives) (3)

ECE 1125;ECE 1925;ECE 2615

Total 12 Credit Hours 

 

Course & Credit Hours

ECE 2089 Capstone (5)

ECE 2641 Creativity and the Young Child (3)

ECE 2411 Administration of Human Relations Early Childhood Education (3)

PSY or SOC (From Approved AAS Electives)

PSY 1001;PSY 2332;SOC 1001;SOC 2005 (3)

Total 14 Credit Hours 

 

Basic Skills Certificate

Course & Credit Hours

ECE 1010 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3)

ECE 1045 Introduction to Early Childhood Techniques (3) 

ECE 1031 Guidance Strategies for Young Children (3) 

ECE 2641 Creativity & the Young Child (3) 

HWE 1001 Community First Aid & CPR (1) 

Total 13 Credit Hours
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Student

Director Certificate

Course & Credit Hours

ECE 1011 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3) 

ECE 1045 Introduction to Early Childhood Techniques (3) 

ECE 1031 Guidance Strategies for Young Children (3) 

ECE 1111 Infant & Toddler Theory & Practice (3) 

ECE 2051 Nutrition, Health & Safety (3)

 

Course & Credit Hours

ECE 2621 Curriculum Development: Methods & Techniques (3) 

ECE 2381 ECE Child Growth & Development (3)

ECE 2401 Administration of Early Childhood Care & Education Programs (3)

ECE 2411 Administration: Human Relation for Early Childhood Education (3) 

ECE 2601 The Exceptional Child (3) 

Total 30 Credit Hours 

 

Early childhood assistant teacher certificate (ECAT) No minimum qualifications

Course & Credit Hours

ECE 1011 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3)

or

ECE 1031 Guidance Strategies for Young Children (3)

ECE Elective Course - See an Advisor (3) 

Total 6 Credit Hours
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Infant Toddler Certificate

Course & Credit Hours

ECE 1111 Infant & Toddler Theory & Practice (3) 

ECE 1125 Introduction to Infant/Toddler Lab Techniques (3) 

ECE 2051 Nutrition, Health & Safety (3) 

Course & Credit Hours

ECE 2381 ECE Child Growth & Development (3) 

ECE 2101 Working with Parents, Families & Community Systems (3) 

ECE 2601 The Exceptional Child (3) 

Total 18 Credit Hours 

Early Childhood Teacher Certificate

Course & Credit Hours

ECE 1011 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3)

ECE 1045 Introduction to Early Childhood Techniques (3)

ECE 1031 Guidance Strategies for Young Children (3)  

ECE 2621 Curriculum Development: Methods & Techniques (3) 

Course & Credit Hours

ECE 2381 ECE Child Growth & Development (3) 

ECE 2101 Working with Parents, Families & Community Systems (3) 

Total 18 Credit Hours 

Student

Program Information Flyer

The 2-year course offering schedule is intended to be used as a general planning tool. Course offerings may change. Contact an advisor for more information.

2-year Course Offerings Printable Program Flier (PDF)

2-Year Course Offerings - AAS Course Plan