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Lake Region State College is making preparations for its Fall 2020 semester in light of the COVID-19 situation.

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Early Childhood Education

Program Description

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.

Program Curriculum

EC 210 Introduction 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
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking OR  
ENGL 120 College Composition II 3
HPER 205 Physical Education for Elementary Children 2
HPER 210 First Aid 2
NUTR 240 Principles of Nutrition 3
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology 3
SOC 220 The Family 3
General Education Math, Science and Computer Science 3
Program Electives   5
TOTAL AAS CREDITS 60
*EDUC 250 and EDUC 298 are co-requisites
EC 210 Introduction to Early Childhood Education OR 3
EC 220 Infants and Toddlers  
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
HPER 210 First Aid 2
Program Electives   8
TOTAL  CERTIFICATE CREDITS 30

Certificate Electives

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

 

General Disclaimer Statement: The LRSC Early Childhood program is designed to provide a two-year associate degree.  

This degree will allow an individual to work in an early childhood setting. However, ND state law requires a bachelor’s degree in order to be a licensed teacher in early childhood education. Other states have other requirements for gaining licensure.  Please be aware that our curriculum/degree may or may not meet licensure requirements for in other states.  If you intend to complete an EC degree and vacate our state for employment, please check the following website for EC licensure requirements. https://www.preschoolteacher.org/requirements/