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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2017-2018

Early Childhood Education (Pre K-4), A.A.


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Early Childhood Education (Pre K-4) (112)
Associate in Arts Degree

The Associate in Arts Degree in Education is designed to provide the basic coursework necessary for transfer to an Early Childhood Education (Pre K-4) baccalaureate program at a four-year institution. The curriculum planner identifies a recommended course sequence for early childhood majors; however, some courses may be taken in alternative patterns as long as course prerequisites are fulfilled. The state of Pennsylvania has stringent teacher certification guidelines; therefore, the College recommends that all students adhere to the program planner sequence as much as possible. Since four-year colleges and universities determine which courses are acceptable in transfer, it is essential for all students to contact their chosen transfer institutions to verify course acceptance. Graduates in the associate program can seek employment in the education field as teacher assistants or teacher aides.

Program Competencies 

The student/graduate will be able to:

  • Create a portfolio that includes artifacts supporting Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards.
  • Identify specific professional characteristics associated with employment as a teacher.
  • Evaluate the role of individual growth and development as it relates to learning outcomes.

Minimum - 60 credits


First Semester (16)


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