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    Aug 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.


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(Code 1250)

This program is for students who desire an education to prepare for a career in early childhood education. A counselor should be consulted if the student plans to transfer to a four-year institution.

Students in this program will be required to provide proof of an iCHAT (criminal background check), Central Registry Clearance, and a current TB test. Observation requirements are subject to change based on State or employer demands and will be communicated in a timely manner.

Students with a criminal record should consult with the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) 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: 19.0708], graduates should be able to: 

  • 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 developmental processes relevant to early childhood.

Prerequisite courses may apply to this program. A minimum of 60 unduplicated credits (100 level or higher) are required for all associate degree programs.

General Education Requirements


Life Skills


The following course prepares students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Life Skills (the skills needed to succeed in work-life including critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, professionalism, self-awareness, and self-management) and is required in the students’ first semester at MCC:

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, both required:

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