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Early Childhood Education, A.S.

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Individuals who earn an Associate Degree In Early Childhood Education are prepared to teach preschool in private and corporate centers, Head Start, and public education tuition preschools, or work as center directors. The Associate Degree in Early Childhood can be planned to fill the majority of the requirements for entry into the Elementary Education Program. The UVU Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The UVU Teacher Education Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Total Program Credits: 60

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)    
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 2000 Algebraic Reasoning with Modeling (3.0)  
  STAT 1040  Introduction to Statistics (3.0)   
  STAT 1045  Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 2900 Health Education for Elementary Teachers 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span ("C" grade or higher) 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 25 Credits
  EDEC 1640 Childrens Music and Movement 2
  EDEL 2200 Computer Technology in Education 2
  EDEC 2300 Including Young Diverse Learners 2
  EDEC 2500 Child Development Birth to Eight Years 3
  EDEC 2600 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 2
  EDEC 2610 Child Guidance 3
  EDEC 2620 Early Childhood Curriculum 3
  EDEC 2630 Literacy and Literature for Early Childhood 3
  EDEC 2700 Early Childhood Practicum 3
  EDEC 2720 Early Childhood Assessment 2

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. C- grade or higher in all program classes unless otherwise specified.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. First aid/CPR certification, food handler's permit, portfolio review and acceptance by Education Committee

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
MAT 1030 or 1035 or STAT 1040 or 1045 or MATH 1050 or 1055 or MATH 2000 Quantitative Reasoning or QR with Integrated Algebra or Into to Statistics or Intro to Statistics or College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries or Algebraic Reasoning with Modeling 3
PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span 3
EDEL 2200 Computer Technology in Education 2
Humanities Distribution  3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing: Humanities/Social Science 3
EDEC 2600 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 2
EDEC 2630 Literacy and Literature for Early Childhood 3
American Institutions  3
Physical Science Distribution 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology Distribution 3
HLTH 2900 Health Education for Elementary Teachers 2
Fine Arts Distribution 3
EDEC 2300 Including Young Diverse Learners 2
EDEC 2500 Child Development Birth to Eight Years 3
EDEC 2610 Child Guidance 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
3rd Science Distribution 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
EDEC 1640 Children's Music and Movement 2
EDEC 2620 Early Childhood Curriculum 3
EDEC 2700 Early Childhood Practicum 3
EDEC 2720 Early Childhood Assessment 2
  Semester total: 16
  Degree total: 60



Elementary Education

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