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Early Childhood

Earn Your Early Childhood Administration and Management Degree

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Early Childhood Administration and Management is an integrated program of study that provides an educational foundation in early childhood education plus administrative and management courses specifically related to the business needs and practices of early childhood directors, owners and other management-level staff.

CIPS Code: 13.0401

Required Courses 35
Course # Course Title Credits
CFS206 Child and Family Organizations: Management and Administration 3
CFS207 Organization and Community Leadership in Child and Family Organizations 3
CFS208 Child and Family Organizations: Fiscal Management and Grant Writing 3
EED200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
EED212 Guidance, Management and the Environment 3
EED215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3
EED220 Child, Family, Community and Culture 3
EED222 Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child: Birth to Age Eight 3
Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship (1) OR
Early Childhood Preschool Internship (1)
EED278* Early Learning: Curriculum and Instruction - Birth/Preschool 3
EED280* Standards, Observation and Assessment of Typical and Atypical Behaviors of Young Children Birth to Age Eight 3
FCS250* Portfolio Development and Professional Writing 3
FCS260* Family and Consumer Science Internship 1

Restricted Electives: 3
Students must select courses from any combination of the following prefixes for a total of 3 credits. Selected courses must be in addition to those in the Required Courses area.
Course # Course Title Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Shared Unique Number Number CIS1120 3
CFSxxx* Any CFS Child/Family Studies Course 1-3
ECHxxx* Any ECH Early Childhood Education Course 1-3
EEDxxx* Any EED Early Education Course 1-3
ITDxxx* Any ITD Infant/Toddler Development Course 1-3


General Education Requirements 22-27
General Education Core 12-17
Course # Course Title Credits
First-Year Composition
ENG102* ENG108*
First-Year Composition (3) Shared Unique Number Number ENG1101 OR
First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
First-Year Composition (3) Shared Unique Number Number ENG1102
First-Year Composition for ESL (3)


Oral Communication
Introduction to Human Communication (3) Shared Unique Number Number COM1100 OR
Interpersonal Communication (3) Shared Unique Number Number COM1100 OR
Public Speaking(3) OR
Small Group Communication (3) Shared Unique Number Number COM2271
Critical Reading
CRE101* College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area


General Education Distribution: 10
Humanities and Fine Arts
EDU/ENH291 Children's Literature 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CFS205 Human Development 3
Natural Sciences
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area.
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  • The total amount of credits required for this degree is 60-65.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
  • * Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
  • xxx Indicates any suffixed courses.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.00