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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT  
Associate of Applied Science Degree AL, LO, MA


Purpose:  The curriculum is designed for persons who seek employment involving the care and education of young children, or for those persons presently employed in these situations who wish to update and enhance their competencies. Occupational opportunities include program leaders, supervisors, and/or directors in child development programs.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
CHD 118 Language Arts for Young Children 3
CHD 120 Intro to Early Childhood Education 3
CHD 145 Teaching Art, Music and Movement to Children 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
PSY 235 Child Psychology 3
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
CHD 119 Introduction to Reading Methods 3
CHD 165 Observation/Participation/Early Childhood/Primary Settings 3
CHD 166 Infant and Toddler Programs 3
CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
2PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
Total   17
3rd Semester
3 Humanities/Fine Arts elective 3
CHD 146 Math, Science, Social Studies for Children 3
CHD 210 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
CHD 215 Models of Early Childhood Education Programs 3
CHD 216 Early Childhood Programs, School and Social Change 3
EDU 235 Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education 3
Total   18
4th Semester
5    Social Science Elective 3
CHD 298 Seminar and Project (Portfolio) 1
CHD 265 Adv. Observation/Participation/Early Childhood/Primary Settings 3
CHD 270 Administration of Child Care Programs 3
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
4MTH 151 Math for Liberal Arts I or 3-4
     Natural Science/Lab Elective  
Total   16-17
Total credits for the Early Childhood Development A.A.S. =67-68

1 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

4 The laboratory science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

5 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.