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Early Childhood Education
Associate in Arts


The Early Childhood Education AA degree transfers to a four-year school to complete work for a bachelor's degree. Coursework can apply to the Early Childhood endorsement for Washington State teaching certification. These courses acquaint the student with terms, vocabulary, and activities pertinent to a quality experience within the early childhood education field. Course expectations include tasks to provide a foundation and proficiency for work toward a four-year degree program in early childhood education.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 36-38 of the 2013-14 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year

ECED& 105 Intro Early Child Ed 5
EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior 3
EDUC& 150 Child/Family/Community 3
ENGL& 101 English Composition (C) 5
  Total Credits 16

Winter Quarter, First Year

EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
ENGL& 102 Composition II (C) 5
Science Distribution (S) 5
Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 16

Spring Quarter, First Year

ECED& 160 Curriculum Development 5
SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology (SS) 5
Humanities Distribution (H) 5
Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 16

Fall Quarter, Second Year

PSYC& 100 General Psychology (SS) 5
Science Distribution (S) 5
Quantitative Skills Distribution (HF) 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, Second Year

ECED& 190 Observation/Assessment 3
SPEE 110 Prin of Speech Communication (H) 5
Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
Science Distribution (S) 5
  Total Credits 14

Spring Quarter, Second Year

ECED 181 Language and Literacy 5
Humanities Distribution (H) 5
Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity (D) course. A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.

Updated 2014