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
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
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
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)
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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