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A.A. Child Development
Purpose:
To liberally educate students in foundations of early childhood education preparing students for (1) careers in family home day care, group day care, preschool teaching and administration and (2) advanced professional study.
Goals:
The goals of the Child Development AA degree are to provide theory and practical experience for the preparation of child care providers.  Attention is given to the business and management aspects of starting a child care business.

Requirements:
In meeting the University requirements for the Associate of Arts degree, students should elect amont their required 32 semester hours from the liberal arts core requirements the following courses.  This will enable students to continue studies in Elementary Education at the bachelor's degree level if desired.
THE140 Introduction to the Bible
HIS201 US History to 1877 or HIS202 US History Since 1877
ENG200 Introduction to Literature
BIO100 Concepts in Biology or NSC120 Physical Science or NSC121 Earth Science
CST100 Fundamentals of Communication
LAR111 Western Heritages I
LAR112 Western Heritages II
MAT113 College Algebra
COM104 Computer Solutions
FA215 K-8 Arts Integration

In addition to meeting the regular University requirements, candidates must take the following courses:
ENG300 Literture for Children and Adolescents

ENT225 Innovations and Problem Solving
ENT235 Entrepreneurial Dynamics

EDU230 Foundations of ECE/Kindergarten
EDU235 ECE/Kindergarten Methods
EDU250 Parent and Community Education
EDU260 Language Development in Early Childhood/Kindergarten
EDU300 Practicum in Early Childhood Education
EDU324 Developmental & Educational Psychology
EDU322 Differentiated Instruction

Elective (one additional course should be taken in education or entrepreneurship)