Course Requirements

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

Coursework 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.

For more information on this Program of Study visit our Developmental Page Here.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree, a Diploma, and two Certificates. The appropriate coursework for each is listed below.

Awards Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Early Childhood Education Degree (A55220C)
  • Associate in Applied Science Early Childhood Education Degree (A55220T)
  • Early Childhood Education Diploma (D55220)
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate (C55220)
  • Early Childhood Administration Certificate (C55220A)
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Early Childhood Education-Career Track

Curriculum Code: A55220C

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Fall Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Education 4 0 4
EDU 144 Child Development I 3 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 0 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3 0 3
16 2 17

Spring Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
EDU 131 Child, Family and Community 3 0 3
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 0 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety, Nutrition 3 0 3
EDU 184 Early Childhood Intro Pract 1 3 2
EDU 280 Language and Literacy Exp 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
16 3 17

Summer Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 3
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
9 0 9

Fall Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers & Twos 3 0 3
EDU 259 Curriculum Planning 3 0 3
EDU 261 Early Childhood Administration I 3 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 3
11 2 12

Spring Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
EDU 262 Early Childhood Administration II 3 0 3
EDU 284 Early Child Capstone Prac 1 9 4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
7 9 10
Total Semester Hours: 65

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
*ART 111 Art Appreciation *MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
*ART 114 Art History Survey I *PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
*ART 115 Art History Survey II *PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
*MUS 110 Music Appreciation
*Approved as Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. 

Course Requirements for A.A.S. Early Childhood Education-Transfer Track

Curriculum Code: A55220T

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Fall Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Education 4 0 4
EDU 144 Child Development I 3 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 0 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3 0 3
16 2 17

Spring Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
EDU 131 Child, Family and Community 3 0 3
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 0 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety, Nutrition 3 0 3
EDU 184 Early Childhood Intro Pract 1 3 2
EDU 280 Language and Literacy Exp 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
16 3 17

Summer Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 3
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
9 0 9

Fall Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 3 2 4
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers & Twos 3 0 3
EDU 216 Foundations of Education or 3 0 3
EDU 261 Early Childhood Administration I (3) (0) (3)
Eng 112 Writing/Research in the Disc 3 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 3
14 4 16

Spring Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
EDU 250 Teacher Licensure Preparation or 3 0 3
EDU 262 Early Childhood Administration II (3) (0) (3)
EDU 284 Early Child Capstone Prac 1 9 4
GEL 111 Geology or 3 2 4
PHY 110/110A Conceptual Physics/Lab (3) (2) (4)
7 11 11

Summer Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
POL 120 American Government or 3 0 3
SOC 210 Intro to Sociology (3) (0) (3)
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
6 0 6
Total Semester Hours: 76

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
*ART 111 Art Appreciation *MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
*ART 114 Art History Survey I *PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
*ART 115 Art History Survey II *PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
*MUS 110 Music Appreciation

Course Requirements for Early Childhood Education Diploma

Curriculum Code: D55220

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Fall Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Education 4 0 4
EDU 144 Child Development I 3 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 0 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3 0 3
16 2 17

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
EDU 131 Child, Family and Community 3 0 3
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 0 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3 0 3
EDU 184 Early Childhood Intro Pract 1 3 2
EDU 280 Language and Literacy Exp 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
16 3 17

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 3
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3 0 3
6 0 6
Total Semester Hours: 40

Course Requirements for Early Childhood Education Certificates

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Early Childhood Education Certificate (C55220)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Education 4 0 4
EDU 131 Child, Family, and Community 3 0 3
EDU 144 Child Development I 3 0 3
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 0 3
16 0 16
Total Semester Hours: 16

Early Childhood Administration Certificate (C55220A)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Education 4 0 4
EDU 131 Child, Family, and Community 3 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 0 3
EDU 261 Early Childhood Administration I 3 0 3
EDU 262 Early Childhood Administration II 3 0 3
16 0 16
Total Semester Hours: 16