Jun 19, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Early Childhood Education, AAS


The early childhood education program is designed primarilyfor preschool workers and P-4 teaching assistants or paraprofessionals who are not seeking admission into a teacher licensure program. The coursework is specifically designed to address the birth-five population, and lead to an associateof applied science, technical certificate, and/or certificate of proficiency. A unique feature of the AAS is the completion of the educational component of the national CDA credentialing within the first two semesters. Students who are successful in degree completion will meet the educational component of the Arkansas Birth through Pre kindergarten Teaching Credential, awarded bythe Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education.

Freshman Year Fall Semester - 16 Hours

Freshman Year Spring Semester - 15 Hours

Sophomore Year Fall Semester - 16 Hours

Sophomore Year Spring Semester - 13 Hours

60 Total Hours


  1. General Education Core requirements, see General Education Core requirements  section of this catalog for courses that meet these requirements. 
  2. These courses are used to determine major courses in residency, see Graduation Requirements. Student must maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA in these courses. Any course with grade of D must be retaken.
  3. Prior to graduation students must demonstrate competency in financial literacy by satisfactory completion of FIN 1521   (or an approved substitution) with a gradeof C or better, or by a score of 70% or more on a challenge examfor FIN 1521 .