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 and Contact

Contact Information

Lawrence Isaac Jr. Ph.D.
School of Diné Studies and Education
Ned Hatathli Center (NHC)
Tsaile Campus

Email
lisaac@dinecollege.edu

Mail
PO Box C-15
Tsaile, AZ 86556

Phone
928.724.6658

Fax
928.724.6838