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Early Childhood Development A.A.

This program is designed for students to receive an Associate in Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education. The program will provide students with an opportunity to customize their educational background to fit the student’s future four-year Early Childhood Education major. Leech Lake Tribal College offers a combination of culturally relevant course work, general liberal arts courses, interactive education classes, and practical experience with young children. Instructors provide individual assistance and classroom experiences that address many individual learning styles.

Students learning about early childhood development.

60-62 Credits

Core Requirements (29 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
ANI 100 Introduction to Anishinaabe Studies 3
BIO 111 General Biology & Lab 4
EDU 102 Path to Success 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3  EDU 102
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3  ENGL 101
ITECH 100 Computer Applications I 3
OJI 101 Speaking Ojibwe I 4
OJI 111 Speaking Ojibwe with Children/Creative Ojibwe Classroom 3  OJI 101
SPCH 201 Speech and Communications 3  ENGL 101

Natural Sciences (3 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
BIO 112 General Biology II & Lab 4  BIO 111
Or CHEM 100 Foundations of Chemistry & Lab 4
Or CHEM 111 General Chemistry I & Lab 4  CHEM 100
Or CHEM 112 General Chemistry II & Lab 4  CHEM 111
Or PSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science & Lab 4
Or PSCI 110 Introduction to Earth Science & Lab 4
Or PSCI 150 Indigenous Astronomy 3
Or BIO 204 Environmental Science 3

Mathematical/Logical Reasoning (3 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
MATH 140 Concepts in Mathematics 4
Or MATH 150 College Algebra 3
Or MATH 155 Advanced College Algebra 3 MATH 150
Or MATH 210 Pre-Calculus 3 MATH 155
Or MATH 250 Calculus 3 MATH 210

History and Social Sciences (6 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
ECE 180 or PSY 140 Child Growth and Development or Developmental Psychology 3
ECE 222 Infant and Toddler Development 3

Humanities and Arts (6 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
ECE 210 Creative Activities with Children 3 ECE 180
ENGL 200 Literature and the Environment 3  ENGL 102
Or PHIL 200 Indigenous American Philosophy 3

Human Diversity (3 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
ECE 2011 The Exceptional Child: Children with Special Needs 3  ECE 180

Ethical and Civic Responsibility (3 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
ECE 220 Relations/Management in Child Development 3 ECE 180

People and the Environment (3 credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
ECE 240 Children, Families and Communities 3  ECE 220

Early Childhood Education Required Courses (4 credits minimum):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
ECE 298 *CDA Transfer Equivalence 6  CDA
ECE 299 Early Childhood Practicum 4  Inst. App.
All ECE