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Early Childhood Education

Associate in Applied Science

This program is competency based and focuses on the NAEYC Standards for Associate Degree Programs. Students who have an AAS Early Childhood Education degree are eligible for positions as classroom assistants in Head Start and Great Start School Readiness classrooms, child care center staff, family child care providers; workers in before/after school programs and various other agencies.

A current Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry (CA/NR) clearance form must be obtained from the Michigan Department of Human Services prior to and presented in the first class meeting of all ECE classes. A copy must be on file in the Fine Arts/Social Sciences division office, MMB 2005 and updated annually.


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Have you earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential from the Council for Professional Recognition?

If so, you may be eligible to receive articulated credit for the following courses:

Articulated Courses/Credit
Course Number Course Title Credits
ECED-103 Professional Ethics Early Childhood Education 1
ECED-110 Applied Child Development & Family Engagement 3

To receive credit, you must be pursuing an Early Childhood Education certificate or associate degree.
Please provide a copy of your certificate (electronic or printed) to one of the following:

  • Becky Garske, Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator
    becky.garske@mcc.edu
  • Mary Cusack, Dean of Fine Arts & Social Sciences
    mary.cusack@mcc.edu
  • Or mail to:
    Mott Community College
    Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division MMB 2005
    Flint, MI 48503


Program Requirements

Students must earn a minimum of 2.0 in all ECE occupational specialty courses and earn a minimum of 3.0 in ECED 205 Field Work to meet graduation requirements. Students who are planning to transfer to a bachelor program may need to meet higher grade requirements for transferability. Please check the transfer guide for the institution to which you are transferring for more information.

Earn this degree entirely online!

For more information contact:
becky.garske@mcc.edu or katie.kiacz@mcc.edu.

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Program Information

This program is competency based and focuses on the NAEYC Standards for Associate Degree Programs and requires a total of 335 hours of practicum experience completed in an approved licensed program.

Accreditation (NAEYC) | Outcome Measures

MCC's Early Childhood Education Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our current accreditation runs through Spring 2019.

For more information about NAEYC's accreditation process, please visit the NAEYC website.

Early Childhood Education Program's Outcome Measures

Program Expiration/Continuous Enrollment Policy

Please be advised: Students who change their program of study or do not enroll in classes for a full academic year (e.g. - A student registered for Fall does not register for the following Winter, Summer or Fall semesters) will be required to follow the most current catalog and program requirements at the time of changing their program or returning. Program Expiration/Continuous Enrollment Policy and Related Information

Degree Information

Credit Hours: 65

Contact Hours: 73

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-120 or MATH-210

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102


Estimated In-District Pathway Cost:* $12,527.11

*Calculations are based on full-time enrollment, in-district tuition rates, and progression according to the Degree Pathway. Changes in course-taking behavior, residency status, and other factors may impact total costs.

Degree Pathway

Course Name Course Notes Credit
Hours
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Hours
Year One
Fall
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3 3
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Year One
Winter
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4 6
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3 3
Total 13 15
Year One
Summer
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3 5
Total 9 11
Year Two
Fall
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35
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33
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33
Total1316
Year Two
Winter
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44
Total1617
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