Associate Degree Course Sequence
SSC101 Student Success Seminar
EDU131 Introduction to Child Development
EDU132 Observation, Assessment, and Group Management
EDU126 Educational Technology
PSY121 General Psychology
ENG124 College Composition
EDU122 Curriculum Design and Instruction
EDU123 Health & Nutrition
EDU225 The Exceptional Child
MTH108 Explorations in Modern Mathematics or MTH124 Statistics
COM121 Effective Speaking
EDU130 Intro to the Teaching Profession
EDU221 Language Arts
EDU223 Community & Family-based Program
SOC225 Cultural Diversity
EDU124 Infant-Toddler Curriculum
EDU224 Early Childhood Program Administration
EDU227 ECE Practicum and Seminar
EDU229 Educational Psychology
BIO126 Science, Energy, & the Environment (lab) or BIO127 Human Biology (lab)
TOTAL CREDITS 61
Students are required to complete an early childhood education (EDU) application packet. The EDU application packets are distributed to students when enrolled in Introduction to Child Development (EDU131) or Introduction to the Teaching Profession (EDU130).
Upon successful completion of the early childhood education program and with the recommendation of early childhood education department chair, graduates may apply for their pre-kindergarten associate license from the Ohio Department of Education.
All students interested in the EDU program are required to undergo a criminal background check prior to applying to the EDU program. Criminal background checks may prevent placements, program completion/graduation and potential employment in the field.
You’ll learn a holistic, child-centered approach to educating children that promotes the appreciation of diversity and individual needs of today's children and families. Your training will emphasize developmentally appropriate curriculum design and instruction based on guidelines set by the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and will include extensive field observations and a 210-hour practicum in an approved early childhood setting. Students also receive an affordable, solid foundation for pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education or a related field.
Qualified degree candidates will demonstrate professional knowledge, abilities, dispositions, values and attitudes regarding child development and learning, curriculum development and implementation, family and community relationships, assessment and evaluation, professionalism and practice during field experiences.
Associate of applied science in early childhood education
TRANSFER AGREEMENTS WITH
University of Akron
Kent State University
WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• ODJFS licensed child care settings
• public/private preschools
• Head Start programs
• Montessori schools
• family child care
PREPARE FOR TRANSFER OR FOR A CAREER AS A(N)
• assistant teacher
All education students are required to complete a background check through the Stark State College Security Office. Fees are $30 for state and $30 for federal.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Ohio
JOIN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Kappa Delta Pi (education honor society)
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Department Chair, Education
330-494-6170, Ext. 4501