Early Childhood Education Infant and Toddler Major
Associate Degree Course Sequence
SSC101 Student Success Seminar
EDU131 Introduction to Child Development
EDU132 Observation, Assessment, and Group Management
EDU126 Educational Technology
ENG124 College Composition
COM121 Effective Speaking
EDU128 Responsive Infant and Toddler Environment
EDU123 Health and Nutrition
EDU124 Infant and Toddler Curriculum
EDU127 Infant and Toddler Group Care
PSY121 General Psychology
MTH108 Explorations in Modern Mathematics or MTH124 Statistics
SOC225 Cultural Diversity
EDU130 Intro to the Teaching Profession
EDU221 Language Arts
EDU229 Educational Psychology
BIO126 Science, Energy, and the Environment (lab) or BIO127 Human Biology (lab)
EDU129 Relationship Development for Infants and Toddlers
EDU223 Community and Family-based Programs
EDU225 The Exceptional Child
EDU227 ECE Practicum and Seminar
TOTAL CREDITS 64
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.
With just three additional classes in addition to the early childhood education curriculum, you’ll be prepared to care for the individual and group needs of children ages birth through 3 years.
This major gives students knowledge and skills needed to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers, create responsive and safe environments and develop secure and trusting relationships with children and families.
Associate of applied science in early childhood education
• Infant/Toddler Career Enhancement Certificate
TRANSFER AGREEMENTS WITH
The University of Akron
WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• ODJFS licensed child care settings
• Early Head Start
PREPARE 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