Northwest Community College

Early Childhood Education Degree

Coursework
SEMESTER 1 
ENG* 101 Composition - 3 credits
ECE* 101 Intro to Early Childhood Education - 3 credits
ECE* 176 Health, Safety & Nutrition - 3 credits
PSY* 111 General Psychology I - 3 credits
MAT* Mathematics Elective - 3 credits
SEMESTER 2 
ENG* 102 Literature & Composition - 3 credits
ECE* 103 ECE* 106 Creative Experiences for Children OR 
Music & Movement for Young Children - 3 credits ♦ Offered only in spring semester
ECE* 222 Methods & Techniques in ECE - 3 credits
ECE* 231 Early Language & Literacy Development - 3 credits
COM* 173 Public Speaking OR BBG* 210  Business Communication - 3 credits
SEMESTER 3
ECE* 275 Child, Family & School Relations - 3 credits
ECE* 290 Student Teaching I - 3 credits ♦ Consent of the Coordinator and a minimum 2.5 GPA in ECE* courses are required to be eligible for student teaching. 
ECE* 210 Observation, Participation & Seminar - 3 credits
PSY* 204 Child & Adolescent Development - 3 credits
Natural Science Elective - 3/4 credits
SEMESTER 4
PSY* 260 Psychology of the Exceptional Child - 3 credits
ECE* 109 Science & Math for Children - 3 credits
ECE* 291 Student Teaching II - 3 credits ♦ Consent of the Coordinator and a minimum 2.5 GPA in ECE* courses are required to be eligible for student teaching.
HIS* History Elective - 3 credits  
Elective - 3 credits ♦ ECE* 141, ECE* 182, ECE* 206, and SOC* 101 are suggested. Other electives to meet the needs and desires of students are planned with the academic advisor​ 
TOTAL CREDITS 60(61)

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