Weller Academic Center
61 Sever Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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)|
|PSYC1002||Developmental Child Psychology||3|
|General Education (22 credits)|
|CORE1500||Managing Change and Navigating Unstructured Problems||3|
|CORE-ENGL||The New Normal||3|
|ENGL1003||Writing about Literature||3|
|Social Sciences Elective||3|
|Science Elective with Lab||4|
|Total Credits 62|