Early Childhood Teacher Credential Studies Degree | Naugatuck Valley Community College

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Liberal Arts and Behavioral/Social Sciences Division

Early Childhood Teacher Credential Studies

Program Description

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on pages 54-57. Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required. In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a CT State University or to Charter Oak State College, you must earn an overall 2.0 GPA.

Program Requirements

Competency or Program Requirement Course Number and Title Required Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications listed 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 - Composition 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Social Phenomena PSY*H11 General Psychology I 3
Program Requirement ECE*H101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education◊◊◊ 3
SECOND SEMESTER
Quantitative Reasoning Choose any Quantitative Reasoning listed 3
Program Requirement ECE*H103 Creative Experiences for Children◊◊◊ 3
Program Requirement ECE*H106 Music and Movement for Children◊◊◊ 3
Program Requirement ECE*H176 Health, Safety◊◊◊ and Nutrition 3
Program Requirement ECE*H231 Early Language◊◊◊ and Literacy Development 3
THIRD SEMESTER
Scientific Knowledge◊◊ Choose any Scientific Knowledge listed 3-4
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed 3
Program Requirement ECE*H210 Observation, Participation and Seminar 3
Program Requirement ECE*H290 Student Teaching I 3
Program Requirement PSY*H203 Child Development
(Must be completed before ECE*H215)
3
FOURTH SEMESTER
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy/Ethics Choose any Continuing Learning/Information Literacy/Ethics listed 3
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Scientific Reasoning◊◊ Choose any Scientific Reasoning listed 3-4
Program Requirement ECE*H215 The Exceptional Learner1 3
Program Requirement ECE*H291 Student Teaching II 3

Total Credits: 61-62

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

MAT*H137 and courses numbered lower than MAT*H137 will not transfer to Connecticut State Universities as Quantitative Reasoning courses.

◊◊At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

1Must be completed before ECE*H290 and ECE*H291

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