AA - Associate in Arts in Early Childhood Education


This is a 60 credit-hour program, designed as a transfer degree to a four-year university. This transfer track prepares you for a career of teaching children aged birth to eight years. As a teacher, you'll be able to shape and mold future generations by providing high quality learning opportunities. To enroll in this program you must be able to obtain a cleared background check by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

What are the program requirements?

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
See General Education Requirement 6
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science See General Education Requirement 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History AMH2010 or AMH 2020, U.S. History I or II 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
EDF1005, Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
EDF2085, Introduction to Diversity for Educators 3
EME2040, Introduction to Technology for Educators 3
Electives 15



Recommended electives:

SPC1608, Introduction to Public Speaking, 3 crs.

• SYG2000, Principles of Sociology, 3 crs.

EEC1701, Child Development, 4 crs.

+EEC2240, Social Studies and Creative Expression for Young Children, 3 crs.

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.


EEC2713, Facilitating Social Development
EEC2602; Guiding the Young Child
EEC1272; Young Children with Special Needs

 CONTACT AN ECE ADVISOR                 

Patricia Schenck
Professor, Education 
Social Sciences, Room 214