Early Care and Education: Developmental Disabilities

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EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION: DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES?
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


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Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early Care and Education — Developmental Disabilities Option is a 68-credit hour program of study with a concentration of coursework in early education, special education, child development and family studies also includes practice teaching (ECE 105, 203, 206) in a special needs setting. Students who complete the AAS degree with a Disabilities Option can find employment in preschool, day care, and special school district programs, as well as instructional aides in elementary schools or as parent educators in the Missouri Parents as Teachers Program.

Early Care and Education — Developmental Disabilities is an option within Early Care and Education. More information can be found in the Early Care and Education.


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Job Resources

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Early Care and Education: Developmental Disabilities (AAS) 68 Credits

Program Total: 68 credits
I. Career General Education 18 credits
ENG:101 College Composition I 3
XXX:xxx Humanities/Communications Elective 3
XXX:xxx Missouri State Requirement 3
MTH:108 Elementary Applied Math 3
XXX:xxx Science Elective 3
XXX:xxx Social Science Elective 3
II. Physical Education Activity 2 credits
III. Area of Concentration 48 credits
ECE:101 Introduction to Early Care and Education 3
ECE:102 Creative Experiences in Early Care
and Education
3
ECE:103 Language and Literacy in Early
Care and Education
3
ECE:104 Principles of Early Care and
Education
3
ECE:105 Child Development Laboratory 3
ECE:107 Early Care and Special Education 3
ECE:124 Child Nutrition, Health and Safety 3
ECE:125 Child Growth and Development I 3
ECE:126 Child Growth and Development II 3
ECE:200 Guiding Young Children 3
ECE:201 Math and Science in Early Care
and Education
3
ECE:202 Movement and Music in Early
Care and Education
3
ECE:203 Early Care and Education Practicum I 3
ECE:205 Child and Society 3
ECE:206 Early Care and Education Practicum II 3
ECE:207 Activities for Special Individuals 3

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Location

 

The Early Care and Education: Developmental Disabilites program is offered at our Florissant Valley and Meramec campuses. Students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.

 

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