Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education Technology AAS: 315

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This curriculum is designed to prepare students to work with children from infancy through age eight in a variety of early childhood settings. The curriculum has a core of 34 credit hours directly related to early childhood education. The curriculum is designed so that it can be completed within four semesters, but it can be extended over a longer time. A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; part-time students should consult an advisor.

General Education Course Selections

Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education Course Requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence

All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Total Credit Hours: 60

* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 , or elective.

** BIOL 101  or PSCI 101  or PSCI 102  recommended.

*** ISTD 173  recommended.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Foundation Courses

Distribution Courses

  • 3 semester hours (BSSD)
  • Natural Sciences Distribution with Lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)**
  • Any General Education Arts Distribution Course 3 semester hours (ARTD)*** 

General Education Elective

Total Credit Hours: 60

* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 , or elective.

** BIOL 101  or PSCI 101  or PSCI 102  recommended.

*** ISTD 173   is recommended.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Describe the theories and principles of child development and learning and apply the theories and principles to his or her classroom teaching.
  • Identify the issues, trends, and historical events in the field of early childhood education.
  • Use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible way to positively influence children’s learning and development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of supporting and empowering families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships.
  • Demonstrate understanding of content areas and apply developmentally appropriate approaches to enhance children’s learning and development.
  • Create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments to promote children’s learning and development.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate meaningful, challenging curricula to promote positive outcomes for all young children.
  • Be reflective practitioners to reflect and use the most effective methods of guidance and teaching when working with children.
  • Identify and conduct themselves as early childhood professionals who use ethical guidelines and National Association for the Education of Young Children standards related to early childhood practice and who are advocates for sound educational practices and policies.
  • Demonstrate excellent written, verbal, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, which will allow them to effectively make connections between prior knowledge/experience and new learning.

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