Housatonic Community College  Course Selection Guide for 2010-2011
Early Childhood Education:  Special Education Option  Associate in Science Degree  (Banner code: EB14)
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Name Banner ID No.

Address

Program Entry Date
  Advisor
Placement Assessment:
MAT* 075 (DS091) _____ MAT* 095 (DS095) _____ DS099 _____  
ENG* 003(DS010) _____ ENG* 013 (DS050) _____ ENG* 043 (EN100R) ____ ENG* 073 (DS 011) _____
Program Requirements :
Semester
Taken
Course
No.
Grade 

Course Number
(Previous No.)

Course Title
Credits
Freshman Year
   
 
ENG* E101 (EN 101) Composition
3

   
 
PSY* E111 (PY 101) General Psychology I
3

   
 
Science 2 Elective
3 - 4

   
 
ECE* E101 (ECE 101) Introduction to Early Childhood Education
3

   
 
ENG* E102 (EN 102) Literature & Composition
3

   
 
Mathematics 1 Elective
3 - 4

   
 
ECE* E103 Creative Experiences
3

   
 
SOC* E101 (SO 101) Principles of Sociology
3

   
 
ECE* E210 (ECE 103, ECE 104) Observation, Participation and Seminar
3

   
 
ECE* E215 (ECE 105) The Exceptional Learner
3

Sophomore Year
   
 
ECE* E190 (ECE 190) ECE Behavior Management
3

   
 
ECE* E207 (ECE 207) Natural Science and Safety for Children
3

   
 
ECE* E216 (ECE 200) Methods & Techniques in Special Education
3

   
 
Humanities 2 Elective
3

   
 
HIS* E201 (HI 201) U.S. History I
3

   
 
PSY* E202 (PY 205) Child Psychology & Development
3

   
 
ECE* E231 (ECE 208) Early Language and Literacy Development
3

   
 
ECE* E295 (ECE 205, ECE 206) Student Teaching Practicum
6

   
 
Fine Arts 2 Elective
3

Total Credits
60 - 62

Note: To meet state articulation requirements, transfer students must take the following courses: Science: must be a laboratory science; Math: must be MAT* E137 or higher; History must be HIS* E201; Open: Computer Science course recommended. Transfer students must have a 2.7 GPA and pass the state-mandated skills examination (PRAXIS I) before they can be admitted into a university education program. Special Education degree students must take ECE* E101 and ECE* E222 to meet transfer requirements.
Note: Fingerprinting and a background criminal check are required for any job working with children.
1 MAT* E075 and MAT* E095 not acceptable.
2 All electives should be based on student's career objectives. It is recommended that selection of electives be discussed with the program advisors.
Note: For degree completion the student must complete the Computer Literacy Requirement.

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