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Early Childhood Education (AAECED)

Associate in Arts Degree


The program prepares students to transfer into an early childhood education program at a four-year college or university. The first two years of instruction in a bachelor's degree program in an early childhood education major is covered. The program includes the general education courses that prepare students for the state-mandated basic skills tests for teachers in the State of Michigan. Requirements vary by college, so students should obtain the current curriculum for the college to which they are transferring.


Eastern Michigan University, BS degree

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Admissions Requirements

Academic Math Level of 3 is required to enroll in required math course. If remedial math course is needed, it is suggested student take during the first semester.

Continuing Eligibility

GPA of 2.0 or higher

Contact Information

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Public Services Careers Dept
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Beth A. Marshall


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CCP 101 Child Development 3
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
GEO 101 World Regional Geography 3
HST 201 United States History to 1877 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CCP 220 Development and Care of Infants and Toddlers 3
ENG 226 Composition II 3
ENG 240 Children's Literature 3
Elective(s) to reach a minimum 60 credits * 4
MTH 125 or Everyday College Math
MTH 176 or College Algebra
Any Math Level 4 or higher course 3
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CCP 200 Working with Families in a Diverse Society 3
ENG 242 Multicultural Literature for Youth 3
GLG 202 Earth Science for Elementary Teachers 4
HSC 131 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid 1
PSY 220 Human Development and Learning 4
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CCP 204 The Developing Professional in Early Childhood Education ** 2
CCP 205 Practicum for the Developing ECE Professional *** 1
CCP 251 Education of the Young Child with Exceptionalities 3
HST 200 Michigan History 3
PHY 100 Physics for Elementary Teachers 4
Total 13
Total Credits Required


*Additional suggested general education electives: COM 102, COM 225, MTH 148, MTH 149 or PLS 112
Additional suggested CCP electives: CCP 211, CCP 209, or CCP 113.

Students must request course substitution(s) from program or division advisor.
**CCP 122 and CCP 123 may be substituted for CCP 204.
***CCP 132 and CCP 133 may be substituted for CCP 205.

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