Associate in Science Degree

Early Childhood Education Program – Transfer Compact

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has awarded the Early Childhood Education Program at Cape Cod Community College full seven-year accreditation, the first such award in the state of Massachusetts and among the very first Associate Degree programs in the entire country to receive such recognition. The NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation system sets a national standard of excellence for early childhood programs that prepare teachers at the associate degree level.

Overview

Students in the Early Childhood Education Program – Transfer Compact must graduate with a minimum 2.75 GPA and attain a passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills (CLST) portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) before their planned entrance to the bachelor institution to be accepted directly into an educational program. If student do not meet the criteria above, they may be admitted to the required academic (second) major on initial acceptance to the bachelor's institution.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

First Semester Credits
ENL101 M 3
ECE100 M 3
PSY101 M 3
SOC106 M 3
   
Natural or Physical Science (Biology)

Natural or Physical Science: A Biological Science is any 4-credit course from the Natural or Physical Science list (with a lab) with the prefix BIO, ENV, or HOR; all other 4-credit Natural or Physical Science courses (with a lab) are considered Physical Sciences

For a complete listing of Natural or Physical Science courses see: General Educations Courses

4
Second Semester Credits
ENL102   3
ECE105 M 3
ECE201 M 3
PSY201 M 3
   
Natural or Physical Science (Physical)

Natural or Physical Science: A Biological Science is any 4-credit course from the Natural or Physical Science list (with a lab) with the prefix BIO, ENV, or HOR; all other 4-credit Natural or Physical Science courses (with a lab) are considered Physical Sciences

For a complete listing of Natural or Physical Science courses see: General Educations Courses

4
Third Semester Credits
ENL120   3
ECE202 M 3
ECE206 M 1
SOC210 (or)
SOC215
 
Marriage and Family (or)
Social Problems

SOC210 Marriage & Family: Sociology of Family Interaction and Organization

Study of the social aspects of family life and the impact of society upon families. Topics include historical forms of family life, varieties of contemporary families, the effects of changing cultural values and economic forces upon the daily life and stability of families, gender, the social psychology of love and romance, sex, parenting, and divorce. The course also covers family policy issues.

Prerequisite: SOC106

Offered: Fall

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.


SOC215 Social Problems

A survey of the nature and range of social problems, the global and societal conditions which give rise to them, and the methods by which societies attempt to cope with them.

Prerequisite: SOC106

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.

3
COM103   3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3
Fourth Semester Credits
ECE230   6
GOV111   3
   
Humanities & Fine Arts

ART125, MUS100, or THR101 are recommended.

For a complete listing of Humanities & Fine Arts courses see: General Educations Courses

3
   
Humanities & Fine Arts

ART125, MUS100, or THR101 are recommended.

For a complete listing of Humanities & Fine Arts courses see: General Educations Courses

3
Total Credits 63

M Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

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Career Outlook

Students completing a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education will be required to take two additional MTEL tests: Early Childhood and Foundations of Reading. After passing these tests, they will receive initial licensure to teach and be ready to enter the teaching profession. Students must obtain a master's degree within five years to receive professional licensure. Students will be eligible to teach in public and private schools, grades Pre-K through Grade 2.

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