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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 MTH 148.

Continuing Eligibility

GPA of 2.0 or higher

Contact Information

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Public Services Careers Dept
Sally Adler


(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
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CCP 220 Development and Care of Infants and Toddlers 3
CCP 251 Education of the Young Child with Exceptionalities 3
CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Productivity Apps 3
ENG 226 Composition II 3
MTH 148 Functional Math for Elementary Teachers I 4
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ENG 240 Children's Literature 3
HSC 131 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid 1
HST 201 United States History to 1877 3
MTH 149 Functional Math for Elementary Teachers II 4
CEM 102 or Chemistry for Elementary Teachers *
GLG 202 or Earth Science for Elementary Teachers *
PHY 100 Physics for Elementary Teachers * 4
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CCP 200 Working with Families in a Diverse Society 3
CCP 204 The Developing Professional in Early Childhood Education 2
CCP 205 Practicum for the Developing ECE Professional 1
PSY 220 Human Development and Learning 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective Science for Elementary School Teachers (optional) * 4
Total 17
Total Credits Required


*All three could be taken at WCC to transfer to EMU: CEM 102, GLG 202 and PHY 100.

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