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Beaufort County Community College 2023 - 2024 Catalog 
Beaufort County Community College 2023 - 2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education - Non-Licensure Transfer, Associate in Applied Science

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The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and childcare programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

Upon completion, students transfer to a four-year institution in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, or a related field. Employment opportunities upon completion of a bachelor’s degree include various professional opportunities with agencies that provide support to children and families, childcare program administrators, childcare licensing consultants, early intervention specialists, and lead teachers in a licensed childcare facility.

This program can be completed fully online.

Curriculum Flow Chart

General Education Requirements

English/Communications - 6 Credits

English-Other - 3 Credits

Humanities/Fine Arts - 3 Credits

Mathematics - 3 Credits

Psychology - 3 Credits

Biological Science - 4 Credits

Natural Science - 4 Credits

Major Requirements

Child Development - 6 Credits

Transfer Specialty - 6 Credits

Student Success - 1 Credit

Number of Credit Hours Required for This Program: 71

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