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Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program Guide

ECE Associate in Applied Science-Transfer**

Required Courses:
Offered at Wenatchee and Omak campuses

Prerequisites: computer literacy skills and qualifying test assessment scores for placement in ENGL& 101 and MATH& 171 or higher.*

To be eligible for either of the associate degrees or the certificate, students must earn at least a "C" grade (2.0) in all ECE core courses and a cumulative 2.0 grade point average.

The WVC ECE program has an agreement with Eastern Washington University (EWU) to transfer the associate of applied science-transfer (AAS-T) degree directly into the EWU Bachelor of Arts in Children's Studies program. Students wishing to pursue this pathway should work closely with the program adviser, Nancy Spurgeon, who will help with course choices and the preparations for transfer. For more information, contact her at 509.682.6633. Information about the EWU program can be found at www.ewu.edu/CSBSSW/Programs/Childrens-Studies.xml.

First Year  
Fall Quarter Credits
ECED& 105 Intro to Early Childhood Education 5
ECED& 120 Practicum: Nurturing Relationships 2
ECED& 107 Health, Safety and Nutrition 5
ECE 119 ECE Cornerstone 1
Note: students completing ECED& 105, ECED& 120 and ECED& 107 and who have received training in CPR/first aid and bloodborne pathogens may be eligible to test for the Child Development Associate national certification. Contact ECE adviser at 509.682.6633 for further information.
Winter Quarter  
ENGL& 101* Composition: General 5
EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior 3
Spring Quarter  
CMST& 101,
  CMST& 210,
  CMST& 220
Introduction to Communication or
  Interpersonal Communication or
  Public Speaking
ECED& 170 Environments 3
ECED& 190 Observation and Assessment 3
ECE 132 Field Experience II 2
Note: concurrent enrollment in ECED& 190 and ECE 132 required.
Summer Quarter  
ECED& 160 Curriculum Development 5
ECED& 180 Language and Literacy Develop. 3
EDUC& 150 Child, Family and Community 3
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
Total Credits - First Year    55
Second Year  
Fall Quarter  
ECE 117 Diversity 3
ECE 222 Arts and the Creative Process 3
ECE 220 Math and Science in Early Childhood 3
MATH 171* Math for Elementary Educators I 5
Winter Quarter   
ECED& 132 Infant/Toddler Curriculum & Program 3
EDUC& 136,
   ECED& 134,
   ECED& 139
School Age Care Management or
   Family Child Care or
  Administration of Early Learning Prog.
SOC& 101 Intro. to Sociology 5
ECE 219 Language and Literacy Develop. II 5
Spring Quarter   
EDUC& 204 Exceptional Child 5
ECE 221 Movement/Motor Development 3
ECE 260 ECE Capstone 1
ECE 290 ECE Practicum 4
Total Credits - Second Year
Total Credits for Degree  98


*Placement score required.

**Associate in Applied Science Transfer Degree: the AAS-T is built upon the technical courses required for job preparation but also includes a college-level general education component, common in structure for all such degrees. The distinguishing characteristic of the AAS-T is a minimum of 20 credits of general education courses drawn from the same list as those taken by students completing the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree or the Associate in Science-Transfer (AS-T) degree (that is, the courses generally accepted in transfer). AAS-T courses are designed for the dual purpose of immediate employment and as preparation for the junior year in a bachelor's degree commonly described as the bachelor of applied science (BAS). The AAS-T degree generally will not be accepted in transfer in preparation for bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degrees, although the general education component of the degree will be accepted in transfer. (State Board for Community and Technical Colleges)


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