Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education (ECE)

The Early Childhood Education program at Becker is designed to maximize your future, career and academic options in your chosen field of education. The program will prepare you as an Early Education and Care approved teacher of infants, toddlers and preschoolers in an early childhood center upon graduation. As a graduate, you will be capable of planning and executing age-appropriate curriculum activities, and demonstrating sound child development principles.

The liberal arts courses in the program increase individual knowledge and self-concepts as well as transferability to a four-year college program in such related majors as elementary education, special needs education, child health work, child psychology and human services. For practical teaching experience, Becker uses over 20 centers with excellent and diverse programs.

Upon completion of the A.S. degree, students may elect to continue in Becker’s B.A. in Early Childhood & Youth Education or Psychology degree.


Education Core (28 credits)
EDUC1001 Behavior & the Young Child 3
EDUC1004 Experiences in ECE Curriculum 4
EDUC1010 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
EDUC1201 Arts in Education 3
EDUC2004 Adminstrating & Evaluating Programs Serving Children 3
EDUC2203 Diverse Learner in the Classroom 3
EDUC2405 Observing, Documenting and Assessing Young Children 3
EDUC2500 Practicum in Early Childhood Education 6
Additional Program Requirements (12 credits)
ENGL1006 Children's Literature 3
PSYC1002 Developmental Child Psychology 3
PSYC2105 Social Psychology 3
PSYC2203 Understanding Diversity 3
General Education (22 credits)
CORE1500 Managing Change and Navigating Unstructured Problems 3
CORE-ENGL The New Normal 3
ENGL1003 Writing about Literature 3
Math Elective 3
Social Sciences Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Science Elective with Lab 4
Total Credits 62