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
Contact: ECED@kckcc.edu
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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
3
MUSC 0101 Music Appreciation 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
ANTH 0101 OR
SOSC 0108
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology OR
Sociology of Family
3
  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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