Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Transfers to the Lower Columbia College BAS-TE and BAS-OLTM degrees.
This program provides students with both academic coursework and field experience necessary to become a teacher of children ages birth to 8 years. The program allows the student to experience working with young children and mentor teachers. The program includes teaching methods in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, children's literature, expressive arts, and observation and assessment techniques. Emphasis is placed on educational foundations, child development, nutrition, families, communities, schools and other agencies. Students entering the Early Childhood Education Program must show evidence of a current TB test and obtain a cleared Portable Background check through Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families.
For a roadmap that identifies the preferred sequencing of courses and other specific recommendations from faculty, please see the corresponding program map(s):
|ECED& 105||Intro Early Childhood Education||5|
|ECED& 107||Health/Safety Nutrition||5|
|ECED& 120||Practicum-Nurturing Relationships||2|
|ECED& 160||Curriculum Development||5|
|ECED& 170||Learning Environments||3|
|ECED& 180||Language & Literacy Development||3|
|ECED 225||STEAM in Early Childhood||5|
|ECED 261||Practicum IV/Principles||3|
|ECED 262||Practicum V/Practice||3|
|ECED 263||Practicum VI/Professionalism||3|
|EDUC& 130||Guiding Behavior||3|
|EDUC& 150||Child, Family, Community||3|
|EDUC& 204||Inclusive Education-Birth through 21 focus||5|
Program planning is based on information available at the time of preparation. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with their LCC advisor. Consult the LCC catalog for LCC graduation requirements.