2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jan 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog

Early Childhood Education Transfer, A.A.T.

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Program Code: EDU.AAT.TEC

This program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university and work toward a bachelor’s degree in order to teach pre-kindergarten through third grade. Students should familiarize themselves with the program requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer. In order to graduate, students must obtain a grade point average of 2.75 or better and receive a grade of “C” or better in all required courses. They must also obtain the following minimum scores in one of the following standardized tests: Praxis Core individual scores of 156 in reading, 162 in writing and 150 in mathematics; SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) combined reading and mathematics score of 1,180; ACT (American College Testing) composite score of 24; or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) combined verbal and quantitative score of 297.

First Year

Second Year


* This course has a prerequisite.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the principles of early childhood development and learning, through research, study and observation of children of different ages, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and exceptionalities;
  2. Identify a variety of developmentally-appropriate learning strategies and curriculum models that demonstrate different approaches to early childhood pedagogy and accommodate children of different ages, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and exceptionalities; and
  3. Create curriculum using a variety of instructional strategies that create meaningful and challenging learning experiences and alternative models and methodologies.

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