Unified Early Childhood Education - Associate Science Degree

Program/CIP Code: ECED.UEC.AS / 19.0707
Credits Required: 61
Division: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

In the KCKCC Early Childhood Education and Development (AS –UEC degree) program you will focus on birth to grade three, regular and special education including early intervention services and acquire a solid foundation of pre-professional skills. To ensure your success, you will get:

  • Hands-on experience in our partner NAEYC accredited programs including Early Head Start and Head Start classrooms.
  • A combination of traditional, online and blended courses to fit your schedule
  • Personalized academic advising to give you all the support you need

This program prepares you to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in education, and to earn State of Kansas certification as a classroom teacher. Your first teaching job title could be:

  • Autism Specialist
  • Early Interventionist
  • Preschool teacher
  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Special education teacher

As a certified teacher, you will have employment options wherever young children learn, including:

  • Public school districts
  • Private schools
  • Social service and health care agencies
  • Community organizations
  • Childcare centers with pre-K programs

Requirements for admission to the program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
HIST 0104
HIST 0105
US History to 1877 or
US History from 1877
MUSC 0101 Music Appreciation 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology 3
ANTH 0101
SOSC 0108
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or
Sociology of Family
Humanities Elective 3
Math and Natural & Physical Sciences 13-15
College Algebra (MATH 0105)** or Higher
Natural and Physical Science Elective with Lab
Math and Natural & Physical Sciences Electives
Total General Education Requirements 37-39
*See course syllabus for prerequisite.
**Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer insitution. Students should confer with and advisor to determine correct placement.

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ECED 0140 Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood 3
EDUC 0160 Introduction to Teaching: Career Awareness 3
EDUC 0262 Education in a Multicultural Society 3
ENGL 0107 Children’s Literature 3
ECED 0295 Survey of Exceptionalities 3
ECED 0250 Early Childhood Inclusion and Intervention 3
ECED 0296 Student Teaching B-Pre-K 5
Total Degree Specific Requirements 23
*See course syllabi for course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 61-63

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