Provides students with the skills and competencies necessary to work effectively with young children, birth through age eight, in the field of professional childcare and education. The program will prepare qualified students for positions as teachers and assistant teachers in a variety of early childhood settings. Instruction is designed to be practical for prospective teachers as well as individuals already in the field. In addition, the program will prepare students for academic work at the baccalaureate level.
Program Coordinator: Joyce Voisine, 860.773.1344
|CSS-101||First Year Experience||3|
|ECE*101||Introduction to Early Childhood Education (a)||3|
|ECE*176||Health, Safety and Nutrition (a)||3|
|PSY*111||General Psychology I (a)||3|
|ECE*103||Creative Experiences/Children (a)||3|
|ENG*114||Children’s Literature (a)||3|
|MAT*141||Number Systems (a)||3|
|PSY*203||Child Development (a)||3|
|Science Elective with Laboratory (a) (from AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EVS*, OCE*, PHY*)||4|
|COM*172||Interpersonal Communication (a)||3|
|ECE*210||Observation, Participation and Seminar (a)||3|
|ECE*215||The Exceptional Learner (a)||3|
|ECE*231||Early Language and Literacy Development (a)||3|
|PSY*220||Educational Psychology (a)||3|
|ECE*275||Child, Family and School Relations (a)||3|
|ECE*295||Student Teaching (a)(e)||6|
|Directed Elective (b) (from ECE*106, ECE*109, ECE*141, ECE*241)||3|
|Directed Elective (b) (from HIS*201, HIS*202, PSY*243, SOC*101)||3|
|(Students transferring to a 4-year institution should take HIS*201|
|Fine Arts Elective (from ART*, COM*154, COM*167, DGA*, GRA*, NMC*, MUS*, THR*)||3|
(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.
(b) To be selected in consultation with faculty advisor based on student’s program of study.
(e) Thirty hours of approved course work that includes Introduction to Early Childhood Education (ECE*101), Creative
Experiences/Children (ECE*103); Health, Safety & Nutrition,(ECE*176); Observation, Participation and Seminar (ECE*210);
The Exceptional Learner (ECE*215); Early Language and Literacy Development (ECE*231); Child Development (PSY*203)
and Educational Psychology (PSY*220). Additionally, a physical examination by a doctor is required prior to starting Student
Teaching (ECE*295). Signature of Program Coordinator is required.