Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education degree program at Hocking College provides the training required for employment in the early childhood education field. This degree program offers you a wide range of skills that you will find helpful in your work with children. Early Childhood Education courses include childhood development, instructional strategies, academic skills, general education, special education, classroom management and application of technology in the classroom. This program provides the course work for you to become licensed and work as an early childhood educator within Ohio schools.

If you plan to continue your early childhood education for full teacher certification at a four-year institution, the Early Childhood Education Program provides a solid base of course work for transfer. If your goal is teaching at the middle school or high school levels, we encourage you to meet with an adviser in the School of Arts and Sciences regarding appropriate course work.

The Early Childhood Education degree program at Hocking College prepares students to work in Ohio schools through a variety of courses that are essential to one’s success as an early childhood educator. For a comprehensive and high-quality early childhood education degree program, Hocking College is the perfect choice.

Ready to get started?  Apply for the Early Childhood Education program here.

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education:

  • Demonstrate the basic academic skills required to proficiently assist P-K through third grade students in reading, writing, mathematics, and social studies;
  • Demonstrate understanding of and apply best practices in helping children to learn and develop;
  • Provide assistance that supports the intellectual, social, emotional, and personal development of all learners;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and value of programs for individuals with exceptional learning needs and the role of the paraprofessional in providing services to all children and youth with disabilities;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and apply effective instructional and assessment strategies to assist in teaching and learning in a variety of settings;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of effective classroom management and individualized behavior interventions;
  • Use a range of strategies to promote positive relationships, cooperation, and purposeful learning in the classroom;
  • Demonstrate understanding of, follow, and use prescribed district and agency policies and procedures; including emergency procedures, to ensure the safety, health, and general well-being of learners; and
  • Demonstrate the ability to assist with technology and media –
    • use a variety of media communication tools, including audiovisual aids and computer technology, to enrich learning opportunities; and
    • apply knowledge of adaptive and assisted learning devices for handicapped students


Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education

Course of Study

For students entering May 2017

COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
ED-1100Introduction to Education3.000.003.00$20.00
ENGL-1510English Composition I4.000.004.00$50.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$80.00
ED-1121Emergent Reading & Children's Literature3.000.003.00$20.00
ED-1125Early Childhood Practicum I1.007.002.00$145.00
PSYC-1101General Psychology3.000.003.00$15.00
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
ED-2201Math & Science With Young Children3.000.003.00$30.00
ED-1135Educational Technology Education3.000.003.00$20.00
HUM-2203Introduction to Ethics3.000.003.00$15.00
ED-1115Community Health/Safety & Nutrition And Communicable Disease2.000.002.00$20.00
ED-1116Creative Experiences in Early Childhood3.002.004.00$100.00
COURSE NO.THIRD SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
ED-2220Education of The Exceptional Child3.000.003.00$20.00
ED-2141Observing and Recording Behavior2.007.003.00$95.00
ED-2200Guidance and Classroom Management3.000.003.00$10.00
PSYC-1115Educational Psychology3.000.003.00$15.00
MATH-1120Elementary Topics in Mathematics3.000.003.00$40.00
COURSE NO.FOURTH SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
ED-2225Intro to The Integrated Curriculum3.000.003.00$20.00
ED-2296Early Childhood Education Practicum II (Capstone)2.0014.004.00$145.00
ED-2216Family, School & Community3.000.003.00$20.00
PSYC-2170Child Development3.000.003.00$15.00


Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

As a graduate of the Early Childhood Education, you will possess the skills and licensure required to work as an educational paraprofessional (teacher’s aide) in the state school systems. In addition, completion of this program allows you to work in private child care settings and private homes.

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