Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education

Program Curriculum

63 credits

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
CIS 1200Computer Literacy3-6
or CIS 1201 Computer Literacy Exam
or CS 1400
CS 1410
Fundamentals of Programming
and Object Oriented Programming
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing (EN)3
or ENGL 1010D Introduction to Writing (EN)
ENGL 2010Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN)3
LIB 1000Information Literacy Exam0-1
or LIB 1010 Information Literacy
Complete one of the following Mathematics GE courses:
MATH 1030Quantitative Reasoning (MA)3-4
or MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (MA)
or MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus
Complete the following:
FSHD 1020Sci Foundations of Nutrition (LS)3
Complete one of the following Social & Behavioral Sciences GE courses
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)3
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC)
Core Discipline Requirements
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL (GC)3
FSHD 2500Child Devel - Birth to Eight3
FSHD 2600Intro to Early Childhood Educ2
FSHD 2610Child Guidance Based on Developmental Theory3
FSHD 2620Designing Integrated Curriculum with Play3
FSHD 2630Literacy and Literature for Early Childhood3
FSHD 2880Practicum Early Childhood Educ3
Elective Courses
Complete 15 - 24 credits of electives
Recommended electives:
FSHD 2120Infant and Child Nutrition3
FSHD 2180Partnering With Parents3
FSHD 2400Family Relationships (SS, GC)3
PEHR 1543First Aid / Resp Emergencies3
BUS 1010Introduction to Business3
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
MGMT 2620Principles of Management3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 63 college-level credits (1000 and above)
  2. Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  3. Cumulative GPA 2.75 or higher.

Graduation Plan 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
FSHD 1001 FYE: Family Studies and Human Development 1
FSHD 2600 Intro to Early Childhood Educ 2
PEHR 1543 First Aid / Resp Emergencies 3
FSHD 2500 Child Devel - Birth to Eight 3
FSHD 2630 Literacy and Literature for Early Childhood 3
General Elective 3
Spring Semester
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
FSHD 2610 Child Guidance Based on Developmental Theory 3
Social Behavior Sci (FCS 1500 or PSY 1100) 3
General Education (Mathematics) 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
EDUC 2010 Intro to Exceptional Learners 3
FSHD 1020 Sci Foundations of Nutrition (LS) 3
FSHD 2620 Designing Integrated Curriculum with Play 3
FSHD 2400 Family Relationships (SS, GC) 3
General Elective 3
Spring Semester
FSHD 2180 Partnering With Parents 3
FSHD 2400 Family Relationships (SS, GC) 3
FSHD 2880 Practicum Early Childhood Educ 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Total Hours63