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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, A.A.

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The Casper College education program provides the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program, which leads to certification of elementary and secondary public school teachers. Students who follow the recommended curriculum may also receive an associate of arts or an associate of science degree from Casper College.

Students should consult the catalogs of the colleges or universities to which they are transferring for requirements.

Notice of background check: All education students are subject to background checks and fingerprinting for selected educational coursework involving student contact and future employment as professionals in education and related fields.

Early Childhood Education

The curriculum in early childhood education is designed to qualify students for teaching and management positions in child care centers, preschools, child development centers, and in other positions dealing with the care of young children. The recommended curriculum for associate of science and art degrees include a greater number of general education courses and are for students who are likely to enter baccalaureate programs in the areas of elementary education, early childhood education or child development. The recommended curriculum for the associate of applied science degree also contains many courses that may be applied to four-year programs but is primarily designed for students who are not planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Program Requirements

(Recommended Curriculum)

General Education (Minimum 32 credits)

General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.

1. Exploration and Participation

3. Relationship with the World

4. General Education Electives (1CR)

  •  Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above.
5. Physical Education (1CR)

Graduation Requirements

To obtain a degree in early childhood education all major educational coursework must be passed with a “C” or better.

A minimum of 64 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Policies ” and “Degree Requirements .”


Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts and Associate of Applied Science Degrees.

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