Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program at Lake Region State College is designed to prepare students to work with children in a variety of settings. 

The two-year Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education helps students to operate nursery schools, become employed by Head Start programs and work as para-professionals in public education classrooms. Along with courses in Early Childhood Education, students complete a variety of courses to fulfill general education requirements and build a solid educational background.

The certificate program is designed as a one year, fast-track program to prepare you for immediate entry-level employment working with young children in group settings such as child care center or for starting a home business as a family child care provider.

Associate in Applied Science degree

EC 210 Intro to Early Childhood Education 4
EC 220 Infants and Toddlers 4
EC 222 Administration and Leadership in Early Childhood Education 3
EC 233 Pre-K Methods and Materials 5
EC 236 Social and Emotional Development and Guidance 3
EC 297 Internship 5
EDUC 250 Introduction to Education 2
EDUC 290 Preschool: Special Needs 3
EDUC 298 Pre-Professional Experience 1
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
ENGL 120 College Composition II 3
HPER 205 Physical Education for Elementary Children 2
HPER 210 First Aid 2
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology 3
SOC 220 The Family 3
NUTR 240 Principles of Nutrition 3
*General Education Math, Science and Computer Science 3
*Program Electives   5
TOTAL CREDITS   60

 

Certificate

EC 210 Intro to Early Childhood Education or 4
EC 220 Infants and Toddlers  
EC 222 Administration and Leadership 3
in Early Childhood Education
EC 233 Pre-K Methods and Materials 5
EC 236 Social and Emotional 3
Development and Guidance
EC 297 Internship 5
HPER 210 First Aid 2
Program Electives   8
TOTAL CREDITS   30

 

Certificate electives

EDUC 250 Introduction to Education 2
EDUC 290 Preschool: Special Needs 3
EDUC 298 Pre-Professional Experience 1
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology 3
SOC 220 The Family 3