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Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education (AA)


Associate of Arts (AA) with MTA Transfer

Program Code: 380 ∙ Credit Hours: 63-66 ∙ Contact Hours: 73-77

Dean: Sara Glasgow Program Coordinator: Jo-Anna Kolodziej

 

Associate level early childhood education professionals have the knowledge and skills needed to immediately enter the workforce and teach and care for children birth to age eight in a variety of programs and settings. Graduates are prepared to direct and teach in child care centers, teach in public and private preschools and Head Start programs, and to serve as instructional aides in pre-kindergarten-grade 3 elementary classrooms.

Graduates are also prepared to transfer with the MTA and early childhood education coursework needed for bachelor completion programs through the University Center. Students can reference the individual guided pathway sheets for Lake Superior State University (LSSU) BS in Early Childhood Education and Spring Arbor University (SAU) Elementary Education with the ZS Endorsement. The guided pathways promote the course selections in the associate degree that will efficiently transfer to the selected senior institution bachelor completion program. There is also a guide sheet for completion of LSSU Elementary Education with the ZS Endorsement on the Lake Superior State campus.

Choose 1 additional Social Science course


From the Social Science area listed in General Education Requirements  
(except for PSY 255 and either PSY 161 or SOC 171 taken above)

HIGHLY recommended courses:
SOC 271  
PLS 141  
GEO 121  

*Note: For MTA compliance, courses taken must be from two different disciplines

Choose 1 additional Humanities course


From the Humanities area listed in General Education Requirements  
(except for ENG 240 or HST 131 taken above)

HIGHLY recommended courses:
ARTH 110 
ARTH 111  
ENG 130 
ENG 240 
ENG 242 
ENG 251  
MU 120  

Choose 1 additional Lab Science course


From the Science Area listed in General Education Requirements  
(except for BIO 101 or BIO 133 taken above)

HIGHLY recommended courses:
ESC 101 
ESC 110 
ESC 121 
PHY 101  

*Note: For MTA compliance, courses taken must be from two different disciplines

Suggested Sequence for Full-time Students:


Semester III (Fall)


Semester IV (Winter)