2021-2023 Catalog

Associate of Applied Science-Transfer Degree in Early Childhood Education

This program of study is designed for people pursuing careers in the early care and education field. With a strong emphasis in early child-hood, students are prepared for positions as lead teachers and for a variety of other employment opportunities in Head Start, child-care, and other birth-to-eight programs. The student is also prepared to transfer to specific four-year degree programs. Students interested in transferring should consult with an NWIC advisor before selecting courses to ensure that they meet the requirements of the college or university of their choice. Students who have completed the Award of Completion: Initial ECE Certificate have already completed three courses toward their AAS-T-ECE degree. Students who have completed the Award of Completion: Short ECE Certificate of Specialization have already completed five courses toward their AAS-T ECE degree.

Northwest Indian College Requirements

Required (11 Credits)

CMST 101Introduction to Oral Communication

4

Or

CMST 210Interpersonal Communication

4

Or

CMST 220Public Speaking

4

 

CMST 220Public Speaking

4

CMPS 101Introduction to Computers

3

HMDV 110Introduction to Successful Learning

4

NOTE: CMPS 101 or above; If a computer course coded NE (Non-transfer Elective) is substituted then 3 additional credits of Transfer Electives (coded TE) must be chosen.

Northwest Indian College Foundational Requirements (15 Credits)

CSOV 101Introduction to Cultural Sovereignty

5

CSOV 102The Languages of Our Ancestors

5

CSOV 120Reclaiming our History

5

CSOV 102: One or more Native language courses totaling at least 5 credits. Consult with an advisor regarding satisfying general education requirements. Requires approval by the Dean of Academics.

General Education Requirements (20 Credits)

ENGL 101English Composition I

5

 

ENGL 102English Composition II

5

Or

ENGL 202Technical Writing

5

 

MATH 107Elementary Statistics I

5

Or

other course that meets AAS QS Requirements

Humanities Distribution 10 credit requirement - met in Foundational Requirements and NWIC Requirements

Social Science Distribution 10 credit requirement - met in Foundational Requirements and Core Requirements

Natural Science Distribution 5 credit requirement - choose course meeting AAS Natural Science Requirements

Core Program Requirements (50 Credits)

ECED 101Introduction to Early Childhood Education

5

ECED 106Guidance in Early Childhood

4

ECED 114Health, Safety, and Nutrition

5

ECED 160Infant-Toddler Caregiving

4

ECED 197Practicum I: Expressing Warmth Chld

3

ECED 206Building Relationships: Culture, Family, and Community

4

ECED 210Child Development

5

ECED 212Observation, Documentation, and Assessment

5

ECED 213Preschool Curriculum Development

5

ECED 220Communication, Language, and Literacy

5

ECED 297Practicum IV: Attending to Initiative, Cooperation, and Perseverance

1-6

Total Credit Hours: 96