The Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education is designed for students desiring to become employed in early childhood education fields. Employment opportunities exist in pre-school, Head-Start centers, child development centers, and public school systems.

Early Childhood Education AAS TC CP Degree Checklist
Early Childhood Education AAS TC CP Degree Checklist
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Course Requirements ACTS Index Number* Credit Hours 
Major Discipline Courses     18 
BIOL  2203  Nutrition   
EDCC  1213  Child Development  
EDCC  1223  Early Childhood Learning Environments   
EDCC  2013  Child Behavior and Guidance   
EDCC 2303 Literacy & Language Arts for Early Childhood
EDCC 2403 Math & Science for Early Childhood
General Education Courses     27 
CISS  1013  Introduction to Computers (or) CPSI 1003  
EDUC 2103 K-12 Educational Technology
ENGL  1013  Composition I  ENGL 1013  
ENGL  1023  Composition II  ENGL 1023  
MATH  1063  AAS Math Business   
PHED 1213 Personal Community Health HEAL 1003
PSYC  2303  General Psychology  PSYC 1103  
PSYC 2313 Developmental Psychology PSYC 2103
SOCI  2413  Sociology  SOCI 1013  
SPCH  1313  Principles of Speech  SPCH 1003  
Electives     15 
ARTS  2003  Art Appreciation ARTA 1003  
EDCC* 1001 Child Care Orientation Training
EDCC* 1003 Foundation of Early Childhood Education
EDCC* 1013 Child Growth & Development
EDCC* 1023 Environments for Young Children
EDCC* 1101 Council Preparation Practicum
EDCC 1203 Child Care Program Administration
EDCC 2003 History & Foundation of Early Childhood Education
EDCC* 2023 Advanced Clinical Practicum (if advisor required)
EDUC 2004 Introduction to Education
HIST 2013 History of U.S. to 1865 HIST 2113
HIST 2023 History of U.S. since 1865 HIST 2123
MEDL* 1011 Pediatric CPR & First Aid
MEDL  2033  Red Cross CPR and First Aid   
MUSI 2103 Music Appreciation MUSC 1003
PHSC  1024  Physical Science PHSC 1004  
Total      60 


*Students may be granted credit for completed CDA coursework up to 15 credit hours.



The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as “No Comparable Course.”  Additionally, courses with a “D” frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary. ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the ADHE website and selecting Course Transfer ( Courses not having an ACTS number may also transfer. Please consult the receiving institution for complete transfer information.