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Unified Early Childhood Education - Associate in Science

Program Code - CIP Code: ECED.UEC.AS / 19.0707
Credits Required: 61
Academic Division: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services

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

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 Public Speaking 3
HIST 0104 OR
HIST 0105
US History to 1877 OR
US History from 1877
MUSC 0101 Music Appreciation 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
ANTH 0101 OR
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 Hours for General Education Requirements 37-39
* See course syllabus for prerequisite.
**Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer  
institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Unified Early Childhood Education 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 Hours for Unified Early Childhood Education Requirements 23
*See course syllabi for Unified Early Childhood Education course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Science in Unified Early Childhood Education Degree 61-63
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