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Montcalm Community College    
 
    
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
2017 - 2018 Catalog

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.


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(Code 1250)

This program is for students who desire training that satisfies state requirements for the Child Development Associate (CDA), Head Start programs, day-care centers, home day care and related areas. A counselor should be consulted if the student plans to transfer to a four-year institution.

Students with a criminal record should consult with the Michigan Department of Education to verify that they are eligible to work in this field. Students are encouraged to meet with an MCC counselor prior to starting this program for help with the verification process.

Upon completion of this program [CIP: 13.1210], graduates should be able to: 

  • demonstrate basic computer literacy.
  • demonstrate understanding basic first aid/CPR.
  • display knowledge of normative and non-normative child development patterns.
  • articulate behavior management techniques.
  • display knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum design.
  • articulate administrative duties as related to child care programs.
  • demonstrate knowledge of appropriate child literacy skills and resources.
  • demonstrate knowledge of basic psychological theories and principles.
  • demonstrate appropriate preparation for transfer into Bachelor degree program.

Prerequisite courses may apply to this program.

General Education Requirements


Written Communication


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Written Communication, choose one:

Oral Communication


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Oral Communication, choose one:

Laboratory Science


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Application of Scientific Methodologies, choose one:

Mathematics


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Basic Computational Methods and Mathematical Concepts and Applications, choose one:

Social Science


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Local, National, and Global Citizenship, two required:

Take POLI 240  or POLI 110   (POLI 110 does not meet Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements)

AND

Note:


Minimum of 60 unduplicated credits (100 level or higher) required for all associate degree programs.

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