AA/AS Degree – Concentration in Early Childhood Education

Spoon River College offers courses in education. With proper advisement, these courses can be transferred into a senior college or university teacher education program. These programs are part of the Education & Training Career Cluster.

The listed sequence of courses provides guidance for students so that they can complete this program of study in the most efficient manner. This sequence assumes that students have met college academic placement and/or other program requirements. Students are strongly urged to contact a college advisor for assistance in developing their plan for enrolling in courses to meet the program of study.

​Early Childhood Education: 64 Credit Hours

Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
ENG101Composition I3
ED 215Early Childhood Education3
MAT125College Algebra3
ED 201Introduction to Education3
ED 122Creative Activities for Children3
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
ENG102Composition II3
MUS111Music Appreciation3
Lab Science4
ED 225Parent & Community Involvement3
Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
ED 123Health and Nutrition3
REL101World Religion3
POL180American Government3
Non-Lab Science3
Choose one of the following courses:3
HIS260American History to 1865 OR(3)
HIS261American History from 1865 to present(3)
Health Science3
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
ART120Introduction to Art3
PSY130General Psychology3
Choose one of the following courses:3
ED 206Educational Psychology OR(3)
COM103Human Development(3)
ED 211Speech Communication3
Technology for Teachers3

Students must complete at least one IAI approved math course. Science requirements include at least one IAI life science and one IAI physical science, and one of those must be a lab science. Additional math and/or science courses are needed to complete general education requirements for the AS degree.