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Early Childhood Education Transfer

Following is the suggested sequence of courses required for an Associate in Arts degree in pre-Education. Additional developmental studies courses may be required before you can take college English or mathematics. Check with your transferring institution to ensure transferability of courses or specific program requirements. 

Fall Semester
Child Growth & Development*
Intro to Early Childhood Education*
Child Health, Safety & Nutrition*
Intro to Computers
Successful Learning
College 101
Spring Semester
Early Childhood Curriculum I
Early Childhood Curriculum II
Early Childhood Guidance*
Early Childhood Field Experience*
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Fall Semester
Infant/Toddler Care & Education*
Composition I
Science Elective
Social Science Electives (2)
Humanities Elective
Spring Semester
Children’s Literature
Composition II
Social Science Elective
Humanities Elective
Science Elective
* Prior to participating in field experience, students must independently obtain certification in adult/infant/child CPR, First Aid, and a bloodborne pathogens training.
A minimum of 64 hours is required to complete an AA degree at Iowa Lakes.
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