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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
EDU127  Infant and Toddler Group Care
PSY121  General Psychology
MTH108  Explorations in Modern Mathematics or MTH124 Statistics
SOC225  Cultural Diversity
EDU124  Infant and Toddler Curriculum
EDU130  Intro to the Teaching Profession
EDU229  Educational Psychology
BIO126  Science, Energy, & the Environment (lab) or BIO127 Human Biology (lab)
EDU129  Relationship Development for Infants and Toddlers
EDU223  Community & Family-based Programs
EDU225  The Exceptional Child
EDU227  ECE Practicum and Seminar
PHL122  Ethics

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.

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.

DEGREE EARNED
Associate of applied science in early childhood education

CERTIFICATE OPTIONS 
Infant/Toddler Career Enhancement Certificate

WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• ODJFS licensed child care settings
• Early Head Start

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A(N) 
• assistant teacher
• teacher

ADDITIONAL FEES 
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.

PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS 
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Ohio

JOIN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 
Education Club
Kappa Delta Pi (education honor society)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT 
Danette Lund
Department Chair, Education
330-494-6170, Ext. 4501
dlund@startkstate.edu