Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Description

The Early Childhood Education program at Cincinnati State prepares graduates for employment in a variety of early childhood settings. Students who complete the program earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, and are eligible to apply for the Pre-Kindergarten Associate Teacher License offered by the Ohio Department of Education.

The William L. Mallory Early Learning Center on the Cincinnati State campus provides outstanding childcare and also serves as a learning lab for students earning the Early Childhood Education degree.

Graduates of the Early Childhood Education program are prepared to move directly into related employment opportunities or to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in a related field.

Program Code

ECE.AAS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Work as child care teachers, child care center administrators, public school teacher assistants, or Headstart program staff

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Childcare center worker
  • Teacher assistant

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$7.85/hr to $14.19/hr

Employment Outlook

Employment of childcare workers is projected to grow by 14 percent through 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected due to increases in the number of children who require childcare and continued demand for preschool programs.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Mount St. Joseph University
  • Union Institute and University
  • University of Cincinnati

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Cincinnati Early Learning Center
  • Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Mallory Early Childhood Learning Center (Cincinnati State)

Co-op Salary Projections

Students participate in unpaid student teaching

Curriculum

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
MAT 111 Business Mathematics ( G) 2 2 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
EDU 105 Introduction to Education ( B) 3 0 3
ECE 145 The Developing Child ( B) 3 0 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology ( G) 3 0 3
Semester 2      
ECE 160 Assessment and Observation in Early Childhood Education ( B) 3 0 3
ECE 180 Infant and Toddler Environments ( T) 3 3 4
ECE 155 Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Childhood ( B) 3 0 3
ECE 175 Family, Community, and Schools ( B) 3 0 3
EDU 110 Educational Technology ( T) 2 2 3
Semester 3      
ECE 185 Creative Learning Environments ( T) 4 0 4
ECE 215 Classroom Management and Guidance ( T) 3 0 3
ECE 220 Preschool and School Age Environments ( T) 3 3 4
ECE 165 Emergent Literacy ( T) 3 0 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 4      
EDU 210 Learning in Childhood ( T) 3 0 3
ECE 230 Administration and Leadership in Early Childhood Education ( T) 3 0 3
ECE 290 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education ( T) 1 14 3
EDU 200 Individuals with Exceptionalities ( T) 3 0 3
XXX XXX Science Elective (G)   3 2 4
Total Credits:   58 26 65

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
Science Elective  
BIO 111 Biology: Unity of Life 4
EVS 110 Environmental Science: Conservation and Cleanup 4
EVS 120 Environmental Geology 4
EVS 130 Environmental Science: Ecology and Ecosystems 4
PSC 105 Astronomy 4
PSC 110 Earth Science 4

Contacts

Program Chair
Sandra Owen, MEd
(513) 569-1518