Sep 19, 2021  
2017-2018 Online Catalog 
2017-2018 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Elementary Education, Suggested Grades Pre-K-3, A.A.

Early Childhood Elementary Education

Program Description

Option offered through Liberal Arts

For students who wish to prepare themselves for an Associate degree or wish to transfer and earn a baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of psychological concepts to the learning behavior of children from Pre-K to Grade 3;
  • Analyze the characteristics of effective teaching behaviors and “best practices” in the teaching profession;
  • Describe the organization and funding of school systems;
  • Describe the roles of teachers, students, parents, administrators, and teacher associations in the U.S.;
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrate the skills and motivation for continued self-education;
  • Demonstrate the ability to access and utilize various sources of information such as the library and the internet;
  • Develop skill in quantitative and scientific reasoning.

After Union County College

Graduates of this program will transfer to a four-year college or university for a baccalaureate degree to work with students in early childhood education.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 14

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 16

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 15

Semester Total: 15

Total Program Credits: 60