Department Faculty

Mission Statements

Academic Calendar

What is an A.A.T.?

How Do I Get Started?

EDU Course Descriptions

ECE Course Descriptions

Elementary A.A.T. program

Early Childhood A.A.T.program

ECE Certificate of Mastery

ECE Certificate in Special Education

Resident Teacher Program

Credit Count Route to Certification

Secondary A.A.T.- Chemistry

Secondary A.A.T.- Physics

Secondary A.A.T. -Mathematics

Secondary A.A.T.- Spanish

Praxis Exam

Early Childhood Education Associate of Arts in Teaching* (A.A.T.)
Program of Study

Professional Courses: 21 Credits
ECE 1050 Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education
ECE 1510 Child Growth & Development
ECE 1560 Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education
ECE 1700 Multicultural Education in the Pre-school Classroom
ECE 2570 Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education
ECE 2620 Fieldwork
EDU 2100 Processes & Acquisition of Reading

English: 9 Credits
EGL 1010 Composition I
EGL 1020 Composition II
EGL 2230 Children’s Literature

Humanities: 3 Credits
ART 2730 Integrated Arts

Mathematics:12 Credits
MAT 1050 Elements of Mathematics
MAT 1060 Elements of Geometry & Logic
MAT 1160 Elements of Probability & Statistics

Science: 12 Credits
BIO 1010 General Biology
PSC 1200 Exploring Chemistry & Physics Concepts
PSC 1210 Exploring Earth & Space Science

Social Science: 9 Credits
HST 1410 History of the United States I
GEO 1010 Physical Geography
PSY 1010 General Psychology

In addition students must have an overall Grade Point Average of 2.75, and pass the Praxis I exam, and maintain a developmental portfolio in order to earn the degree.

*The program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (N.A.E.Y.C.)