Associate in Science
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has awarded the Early Childhood Education Program at Cape Cod Community College full seven-year accreditation, the first such award in the state of Massachusetts and among the very first Associate Degree programs in the entire country to receive such recognition. The NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation system sets a national standard of excellence for early childhood programs that prepare teachers at the associate degree level.
Students in the Early Childhood Education Program – Transfer Compact must graduate with a minimum 2.75 GPA and attain a passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills (CLST) portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) before their planned entrance to the bachelor institution to be accepted directly into an educational program. If student do not meet the criteria above, they may be admitted to the required academic (second) major on initial acceptance to the bachelor's institution.
Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.Apply Request Info
|ENL101||English Composition I||3|
|ECE100||Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3|
|SOC106||Principles of Sociology||3|
|Natural or Physical Science (Biology)*||4|
|ENL102||English Composition II||3|
|ECE105||Introduction to Children with Special Needs||3|
|ECE201||Preschool Curriculum Planning||3|
|Natural or Physical Science (Physical)*||4|
|ENL120||Introduction to Children's Literature||3|
|ECE202||Advanced Curriculum Development:
Creative Experiences for Early Childhood Education
|ECE206||Field Experience in Early Childhood Education||1|
|Marriage and Family (or)
|ECE230||Practicum in Early Childhood Education||6|
|Humanities & Fine Arts**||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts**||3|
*Natural or Physical Science: A Biological Science is any 4-credit course from the Natural or Physical Science list (with a lab) with the prefix BIO, ENV, or HOR; all other 4-credit Natural or Physical Science courses (with a lab) are considered Physical Sciences
**ART125, MUS100, or THR101 are recommended.
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In order to successfully complete the Early Childhood Education Program, certain cognitive, physical and behavioral capabilities, as specified in the U.S. Department of Labor Core Tasks and Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care regulations, are required in course work and as part of your field experience. Early Childhood Education students must be able to satisfy these essential program standards with or without a reasonable accommodation in order to enroll into and successfully progress through the program. These include:
Early Childhood teachers must be able to communicate effectively in English with children, families, colleagues, and others in the community.
Early Childhood teachers must be able to think independently to solve problems in the classroom to support children’s development and learning and keep children safe.
Early Childhood teachers must be able to combine their knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform many tasks and meet state regulations for early childhood programs.
Early Childhood teachers must be able to keep children safe during inside and outside play and activities, including evacuation drills, as well as attend to their physical needs, including feeding, changing clothing and diapers, and providing medication.
Students completing a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education will be required to take two additional MTEL tests: Early Childhood and Foundations of Reading. After passing these tests, they will receive initial licensure to teach and be ready to enter the teaching profession. Students must obtain a master's degree within five years to receive professional licensure. Students will be eligible to teach in public and private schools, grades Pre-K through Grade 2.
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The Early Childhood Education Program at Cape Cod Community College embraces the NAEYC’s assumption that "All young children, birth through age eight, should have access to high-quality early childhood education services." Early Childhood Education is an inclusive and engaging process that is part of the complex system in the lives of young children and families. We believe the following:
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