2017 - 2018 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 21, 2021  
2017 - 2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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(901) 333-5195

This program provides a course of study that prepares students for career opportunities in early childhood education and specifically addresses the needs of assistant teachers in Tennessee’s Head Start programs by meeting the educational requirement stipulated in Federal Law. The program offers sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical experience that enable graduates to function in a variety of early childhood settings.

Second Semester: 16 Credits

  • Natural Sciences 4 Credit Hour(s) (Gen Ed.)1

Fourth Semester: 18 Credits

Electives: 9 Credits

Total Program Credits: 61

This program of study is designed as a terminal degree for a specific career field.


Criminal and/or other types of background check, possibly at the studen’t expense, may be a requirement of some courses in this degree program. The ability to complete coopertative training, internships, field experiences, and educational practicums may be based on the results of these background checks. This could result in your inability to successfully complete course/program requirements.

1 MATH 1530  or MATH 1630 , consult advisor for correct selection.

2 Review General Education pages and/or consult advisor for correct selection.

     Suggested Courses: HIST 2010 - United States History to 1877

                                   HIST 2020 - United States History since 1877

3 General Elective can be any college-level course not used in this degree program.

     Suggested Courses: INFS 1010: Computer Applications

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