Early Childhood Development

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Career Studies (221-636-04)

PROGRAM OF STUDY 
FIRST SEMESTER

Course # Course Title Credit
CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
CHD 166 Teaching Art, Music and Movement to Children 3
CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children 3
HLT 135 Child Health and Nutrition Education 3
HLT  105 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1
CHD 165  Observation and Participation in Early Childhood settings 3
Total Program Credits 16
Eligible to obtain the Child Development Associate credential from the CDA Council1 

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

1The Child Development Associate credential from the CDA Council is one of the most prominent in the field of Early Childhood Education. In conjunction with ECD coursework at MECC, the credential conveys a high level of competency to potential employers and increases students’ employability. There is a two-step process to earn the credential after completing the ECD certificate program at MECC. The first is to complete the CDA Exam, which can be completed at MECC. After passing the exam, students must complete the verification visit component. More information about this process will be provided as part of the above program coursework.

* Students considering continuing their education through the Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Development should also take SDV 100 in their first semester. For students not considering any further degree programs are not required to take SDV.

 

For Further Information, Contact:

Dr. Ken Tucker, Program Liaison
ktucker@mecc.edu 276-523-9047
Dr. Derek Whisman, Dean of Arts & Sciences
dwhisman@mecc.edu 276-523-9048

 

Early Childhood Development – Specialist

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Career Studies (221-636-04)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR

Course # Course Title Credit
CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood  3
CHD 166 Infants and Toddlers Programs 3
CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children 3
HLT 125 Child Health and Nutrition 3
HLT  105 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1
CHD 165

Observation and Participation in Early Childhood Settings

3
Eligible to obtain the Child Development Associate credential
Total Program Credits 16

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

The Child Development Associate credential from the CDA Council is one of the most prominent in the field of Early Childhood Education. In conjunction with ECD coursework at MECC, the credential conveys a high level of competency to potential employers and increases students’ employability. There is a two-step process to earn the credential after completing the ECD certificate program at MECC. The first is to complete the CDA Exam, which can be completed at MECC. After passing the exam, students must complete the verification visit component. More information about this process will be provided as part of the above program coursework.

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

For Further Information, Contact:

Dr. Ken Tucker, Program Liaison

ktucker@mecc.edu 276-523-9047

Dr. Derek Whisman, Dean of Arts & Sciences

dwhisman@mecc.edu 276-523-9048

 

Pre-Teacher

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College/University Transfer Pre-Teacher Education Major

PK-8, PK-6, Middle School Special Education  (624)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course #

Course Title

Credit

Pre-Requisite Courses (if applicable)

ENG

111

College Composition I

3

Readiness for ENG 111

HIS

101 

Western Civilizations Pre – 1600 CE

3

Readiness for ENG 111

MTH

154

Quantitative Reasoning

3

See Table M

HLT/PED

 

Health/Physical Education

1  

ITE

152

Introduction to Digital Information Literacy and Computer Applications

3

 

SDV

100

College Success Skills

1

 

FIRST YEAR SPRING

ENG

112

College Composition II

3

ENG 111

HIS

102 

Western Civilizations Post-1600 CE

3

 

MTH

155

Statistical Reasoning

3

See Table M

PLS 135 

U.S. Government and Politics

3

 

 CST 100

Principles of Public Speaking

3

 

SECOND YEAR FALL

Humanities Elective  

Take ONE of the following: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102, CST 130, CST 151, MUS 121, MUS 221, MUS 222, OR MUS 226

3

 

HIS 121

United States History Until 1877

3

 

ECO

201 or 202

Principles of Macroeconomics  or Microeconomics1

3

 

BIO

101

General Biology I

4

 

GEO

210

Introduction to Cultural Geography

3

 

SECOND YEAR SPRING

Humanities Elective  

Take any Humanities Course (HUM prefix), Philosophy Course (PHI prefix), OR Religion Course (REL prefix)

3

 

BIO/CHM

 

General Biology II or General Chemistry 1¹

4

BIO 102: Bio 101; CHM 101: Readiness for ENG 111 & MDE 60

General Transfer Elective  

See advisor to enroll in elective courses that meet the program requirements of the university to which you are transferring

3

 

ENG

245, 246 or 255

Literature

3

ENG 112

EDU

200

Introduction To Teaching

3

Readiness for ENG 111

SDV 

195

Transfer Education

1

Must be in final

Total Program Credits

62

 

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

1See advisor to enroll in SDV 195.

 

For Further Information, Contact:

Dr. Bethany Arnold
barnold@mecc.edu 276-523-9034
Dr. Derek Whisman, Dean of Arts & Sciences
dwhisman@mecc.edu 276-523-9048