Program Overview

Children Sitting in a Classroom

Education - Early Childhood


Business and Social Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2047

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/ece
Degree: Associate in Arts
Plan 13AB-ECE

The following courses are recommended for students who have not decided upon a specific four-year college or university. Once a transfer school is selected, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to determine courses at CLC which will also meet the transfer requirements. To complete any transfer degree, students should follow the college requirements for associate degrees that transfer.

All course prerequisites must be met. Additionally, students are required to select one course from the International/Multicultural (I/M) list to meet graduation requirements. A grade of C or better is required for all English course requirements.


First Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

English Composition I

3

course

Math for Elementary Teaching I

3

course

Introduction to Psychology

3

course

Introduction to Art

3

course

Introduction to Early Childhood Ed

3

Second Semester

16 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

English Composition II

3

course

Math for Elementary Teaching II

3

course

Environmental Biology

4

course +

Introduction to Ethics or

course +

American Decades

3

course

Child Development for Educators

3

Third Semester

16 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Fundamentals of Speech

3

course

Chemistry for a Changing World

4

course ++

American National Politics

3

course

Music Appreciation

3

Concentration/Elective (see below)

3

Fourth Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

United States History 1876 to present

3

Concentration/Elective (see below)

3

Concentration/Elective (see below)

3

Concentration/Elective (see below)

3

Concentration/Elective (see below)

3

Concentration/Elective Options

Course

Title

Hours

course *

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

course

Child Development for Educators

3

course

Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

course ***

Observation and Assessment

3

course

Child, Family and Community

3

course

Language Development and Early Literacy

3

course

Young Children with Special Needs

3

course

Guidance and Social Development

3

course

Math Activities for Young Children

3

course

Introduction to Teaching       

3

course

The Exceptional Child

3

course

Technology in the Classroom

3

course +

Diversity in Schools and Society

3

course **

Observation/Clinical Experience in Education

1

Math requirements vary at four-year institutions

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

 + Choose from these courses to fulfill the I/M requirement. EDU 224 is strongly recommended for this program of study.

++ PSC 121 is required by most 4-year institutions

* Requires 10 hours of observation and fieldwork

** Requires 30 hours of observation and field experience in a school setting

*** Requires 15 hours of observation and field experience in a school setting

This plan benefits students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to obtain an Illinois State Board of Education teaching license.

For students wishing to obtain a teaching license in the State of Illinois, a grade of C or above is compulsory for all coursework required for the teaching license. This includes courses in the major, all education courses, and required general electives. This is effective for those applying for teacher licensure as of 2012, Illinois State Board of Education.

Note: This plan includes recommendations for students who plan to major in this subject at a four year school. Students who follow this plan will meet the requirements of a general transfer degree (A.A. or A.S). The CLC degree earned will be a general transfer degree, not a degree in this specific area of study

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact the Business and Social Sciences Division at (847) 543-2047.