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Early Childhood: Licensure Transfer Track A.A.S.

Credential: 
Associate in Applied Science
Program Code: 
A55220TL

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

Specific Program Requirements

  1. General college admission requirements.
  2. According to GS 110-91, “No person shall be an operator of nor be employed in a child care facility who has been convicted of a crime involving child neglect, child abuse, or moral turpitude, or who is a habitually excessive user of alcohol or who illegally uses narcotic or other impairing drugs, or who is mentally or emotionally impaired to an extent that may be injurious to children.”
  3. Prior to the second semester of coursework, students must submit an Early Education Criminal Record Check Qualification Letter from the Division of Child Development and Early Education. (http://ncchildcare.nc.gov/general.dhhscrc_childcare.asp)
  4. Students who take EDU 284 must have a current Criminal Record Check Qualification letter and must provide results of a Tuberculin Test Indicating that the individual Is free of active tuberculosis (within the 12 months prior to the first day of the course) in order to receive placement in a practicum classroom. (10A NCAC 09 .0701)

See advisor about bi-lateral transfer agreements with select universities.

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ACA, CIS, and EDU

First Semester

EDU 119
4 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 144
3 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 145
3 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 146
3 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)

Second Semester

EDU 131
3 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 151
3 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 153
3 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 221
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 143
3 Credit Hour(s)

Third Semester

ART 111
3 Credit Hour(s)
COM 231
3 Credit Hour(s)

Fourth Semester

BIO 110
4 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 234
3 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 216
3 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 250
3 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 112
3 Credit Hour(s)

Fifth Semester

EDU 280
3 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 284
4 Credit Hour(s)
PHY 110
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHY 110A
1 Credit Hour(s)
PSY 150
3 Credit Hour(s)
SOC 210
3 Credit Hour(s)

Curriculum is based on the 2019-20 catalog.


  • 70 Total Credit Hours Required