Dec 05, 2023
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.
General Education (Minimum 17 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
- Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above.
5. Physical Education (1CR)
- EDEC 1020 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3L,3CR)
- EDEC 1030 - Infant and Toddler Care (2L,2CR)
- EDEC 1035 - Infant and Toddler Care Lab (2LB,1CR)
- EDEC 1100 - Observation and Guidance of Young Children (2L,2CR)
- EDEC 1105 - Observation and Guidance of Young Children Lab (2LB,1CR)
- EDEC 1200 - Administration in Early Childhood Programs (3L,3CR)
- EDEC 1300 - Curriculum Planning and Development for Young Children (2L,2CR)
- EDEC 1305 - Curriculum Planning and Development for Young Children Lab (2LB,1CR)
- EDEC 2210 - Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education (2L,8LB,6CR)
- FCSC 1141 - Principles of Nutrition (3L,3CR)
- FCSC 2122 - Child Development Lab (2LB,1CR)
- HLTK 1620 - American Heart Association Heart Saver First Aid, CPR and AED (.33LB,.33CR) or Red Cross equivalent certification
- LIBS 2280 - Literature for Children (3L,3CR)
- PSYC 2300 - Developmental Psychology (3L,3CR)
- SOC 2325 - Marriage and Family (3L,3CR)
- Approved Electives (9-10CR)
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.