2017-2018 Program Requirements AAECED

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: View Articulation Agreements

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
Beth Marshall
Julie N. (Niki) Lee


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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.