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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, AA (EDECD)

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The Associate in Arts (AA), Early Childhood Education provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum in early childhood education. Students study child development, curriculum design and development theory and practice in the education of young children, and the intersections of family, community, and childhood learning and development. Students who earn the AA, Early Childhood Education may work in early childhood settings and programs as early childhood educators and teacher assistants. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Education, student may work as teachers of children from birth to third grade. The AA, Early Childhood Education is the first step on the path for students seeking an Arizona Education Department teacher certification.

Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a C or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.

General Education Requirements: 35-40

See the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC - A) section of this catalog for details.

Special Requirements for the AGEC - A:

Total Degree Credits: 60-65

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