Associate of Arts Degrees

Early Childhood Education (A.A.)

The Early Childhood Education program prepares teacher candidates for employment in early childhood contexts, and for successful participation in higher-level academic programs.  General Education program requirements can be found on page 37. IMPORTANT: To fulfill the General Education Communications requirements, students are provided the following options:
· ENG 101, or NAV 212
· ENG 102, or NAV 291

General Education Core Credits
Communications
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
6
Humanities and Fine Arts
Students must choose two courses from:
Art History (ARH)
English (ENG) 212, 213, 231, 233, 234, 241, 297
Fine Arts (FA)
Humanities (HUM)
Theater (THR) 101, 102
6
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
3-4
Social and Behavioral Science
Students must choose one History (HST) 101, 102, 135, 136 course and one other course from:
Anthropology (ANT)
Sociology (SOC)
Social Work (SWO)
Social Science (SSC)
Political Science (POS)
Economics (ECO)
Psychology (PSY)
6
Laboratory Science
Students must choose one Life Science and one
Physical Science course both with labs from:
Life Science: BIO
Physical Science: AGR, AST, CHM, ENV, GLG, PHY, PHS
8
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
2-3
Navajo Studies
One Navajo Language Course Based on Placement Test (NAV 101, 102, 201, 202, or 211)
NIS 111: Foundations of Navajo Culture and
NIS 221: Navajo History to Present 9-10
2-3
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Program Requirements Credits
ECE 108 Field Experience: Birth to Preschool 4
ECE 110 Field Experience K - 3rd Grade 4
ECE 111 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 116 Language, Literacy and Cognitive Development 3
ECE 220 Creative Arts for Young Children 3
ECE 225 Child Growth and Development 3
ECE 235 K’é, ’Adaa’ A’kohwiindzin, Social Development and Community 3
ECE 245 Wellness and Special Needs for Young Children 4
Program Credits 27
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements(27 hours NM; 28 hours AZ) 27
Total Credits Earned: 67-70
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code
Code Title
13.1015 Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs

Dean of the Faculty

Acting Dean of the Faculty

Dr. Paul Willeto
pwilleto@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Call:
928.724.6962

Mail to: Dean of the Faculty
Diné College:
1 Circle Dr.
Tsaile, AZ 86556