Education (Early Childhood)

Requirements for admissions to four-year colleges and universities vary a great deal. However, Illinois Central College has articulated requirements with several area universities to ensure ease in transfer of credits upon completion of the Associate in Arts Degree. Hence, students who comply with the terms of such articulation agreements may expect to complete baccalaureate requirements within the same period of time as if they had spent their entire academic career on the campus of the institution to which they transfer.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II  3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
PSY 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 6
MATHEMATICS * 3
LIFE SCIENCE * 4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE * 4
HUMANITIES * 3
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CHILD 120
or
GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE YOUNG CHILD 
or
3
PSY 202 CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT  3
CHILD 231 LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN  3
CHILD 232 LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHIILDHOOD  3
CHILD 235 TEACHING DIVERSE POPULATIONS  3
EDUC 111 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN EDUCATION  3
EDUC 212 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION  2
EDUC 213 DIVERSE LEARNERS IN THE CLASSROOM  3
PSY 200 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY  3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1PSY 110; ENGL 110; Life Science; EDUC 111; Humanities/Fine Arts
Spring Semester 1PSY 202 or CHILD 120; Humanities; EDUC 212; Physical Science; ENGL 111
Fall Semester 2COMM 110; PSY 200; EDUC 213; CHILD 232; Social Science
Spring Semester 2Fine Arts; Social Science; Mathematics; CHILD 231; CHILD 235

Program Contact Information

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training