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Early Childhood Education Program Plan

Associate in Applied Science: Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Program Plan Semester by Semester Guide

(63 Total Credit Hours)

(CDA & Kentucky Director’s Credential Coursework Embedded, External Application Process)

Recommended Fall Year 1
Courses Cr Grade Offered
ENG 101 Writing I 3   All
IEC 101 Orientation to Early Childhood Education (not required with current CDA) * (20 hours of required field observation) 3   Fall
IEC 102 Foundations of Early Childhood Education (not required with current CDA) * (10 hours of required field observation) 3   Fall
IEC 230 Business Administration of ECE Programs * 3   Fall
IEC 240 Administration of Early Childhood Education * (10 hours of required field observation) 3   Fall
Recommended Spring Year 1
Courses Cr Grade Offered
ENG 102 Writing II 3   All
IEC 170 Observation and Assessment (10 hours of required field observation) 3   Spring
IEC 180 Approaches to Early Childhood Education (10 hours of required field observation) 3   Spring
IEC 200 Child Guidance (10 hours of required field observation) 3   Spring
Quantitative Reasoning General Education course (MAT 110 or higher Quantitative Reasoning course, transfer requires MAT146 or higher) 3   All
Recommended Fall Year 2
Courses Cr Grade Offered
COM 181 Basic Public Speaking (or COM 252 if non-transfer) 3   All
EDU 204 Technology in the Classroom (or CIT 105 or OST 105) 3   Fall
IEC 216 Literacy and Language in IECE (5 hours of required field observation) 3   Fall
IEC 221 Creative Expressions in IECE (5 hours of required field observation) 3   Fall
IEC 235 Introduction to Inclusive Education (10 hours of required field observation) 3   Fall
Recommended Spring Year 2
Courses Cr Grade Offered
Heritage or Humanities General Education course 3   All
IEC 130 Child Development (10 hours of required field observation) 3   Spring
IEC 246 Sciences and Math in IECE (5 hours of required field observation) 3   Spring
IEC 291 IECE Practicum/Cooperative Education (180 hours of required field experience) 3   Fall/Spring
Natural Science General Education course 3   All
Recommended Summer Year 1 or Year 2
Courses Cr Grade Offered
PSY 110 General Psychology 3   All

 

Notes

  • Current CDA yields credit for IEC 101, IEC 102 and IEC 190
  • New students contact Sarah Smith (sarah.smith@kctcs.edu) to enroll into the department webpage. Students will upload required background check and TB test there, as well as receive important department information.
  • Transfer students who would like to become general education certified for the NKU transfer pathway may elect to take the following additional courses: Heritage or Humanities course (whichever not previously taken), Math or Science course, and two additional Social and Behavioral Science courses. Please see advisor for details.
  • Students must obtain a grade of C or greater in all IEC courses.
  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college.

Learn more about Gateway's General Education Offerings here.

Learn more about KCTCS General Education Offerings here.

Find the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Program KCTCS Catalog here.