Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education, Associate of Applied Science

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ECED-1010Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Children's Development and Programs4
MATH-1xxxAny Approved Ohio Transfer 36 Mathematics course3
COMM-1000Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication3
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College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
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General Psychology
Honors General Psychology
BIO-1050Human Biology3
BIO-105LHuman Biology Laboratory1
ECED-1301Language and Literacy in an Integrated Curriculum3
EDUC-1011Introduction to Education3
ECED-1340Creative Development in an Integrated Curriculum 13
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College Composition II
Honors College Composition II
ECED-1020Introduction to Infant and Toddler Development, Care and Relationships3
EDUC-2050Human Diversity in Education3
ECED-1321Math and Science Inquiry in an Integrated Curriculum3
EDUC-1411Individuals with Exceptionalities3
ECED-2200Play's Place in an Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum3
ECED-2300Child Behavior and Guidance3
ECED-1860Experience with Young Children in Early Childhood Settings3
ECED-2401Families, Communities, Schools3
ECED-2870Early Childhood Education Student Teaching Practicum2
ECED-2990Early Childhood Education Student Teaching Seminar3
PSY-2110Educational Psychology3

ECED-1311 Art and Creative Expression in an Integrated Curriculum or ECED-1331 Music and Movement in an Integrated Curriculum will be accepted in place of ECED-1340 for students who completed coursework with a grade of “C” or higher prior to Fall 2024


ECED-1311 and ECED-1331 together with a grade of “C” or higher will be accepted in place of ECED-2200.  Students who did not complete both of these courses prior to Fall 2024 must complete ECED-2200.

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.

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