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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.

Suggested-Study-Plans-FA18-Early-Childhood-Ed.pdf

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60 Credits

Early Childhood Education 2017-2019 Program of Study

LLTC Core Requirements- 18 credits   Cr. Pre-Req Term
ANI 100 Introduction to Anishinaabe Studies 3   FA/SP
EDU 102 Miikana (FYE) 2   FA/SP
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3   FA/SP
ITECH 100 Computer Applications I 3   FA/SP
OJI 101 Speaking Ojibwe I 4   FA/SP
OJI 102 Speaking Ojibwe II 4 OJI 101 FA/SP
         
Category 1: Communications-3 credits   Cr. Pre-Req Term
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3 ENGL 101 FA/SP
or SPCH 201 Speech and Communications 3 ENGL 101 FA/SP
         
Category 2: Critical Thinking  (Satisfied by MNTC requirements)
     
         
Category 3: Natural Science-7 credits Minimum: 1 Biological, 1 Physical
Cr. Pre-Req Term
Biological Science Options        
BIO 121 General Biology I & Lab 4   Fall
* or BIO 204 Environmental Science 3    
Physical Science Options        
CHEM 100 Foundations of Chemistry & Lab 4   Fall
* or GEOL 110 Intro to Geology and Earth Systems 4   Fall
or PSCI 150 Indigenous Astronomy 3   Spring
         
Category 4: Mathematical/ Logical Reasoning- 3 credits   Cr. Pre-Req Term
MATH 140 Concepts in Mathematics 4   FA/SP
or MATH 150 Beginning College Algebra 3   FA/SP
or MATH 155 Advanced College Algebra 3 MATH 150 FA/SP
or MATH 210 Pre-Calculus 3 MATH 155 Spring
or MATH 250 Calculus 3 MATH 210  
         
Category 5: History and Social Sciences- 6 credits   Cr. Pre-Req Term
• ECE 180 Child Growth and Development 3   Fall
ECE 222 Infant and Toddler Development 3    
         
Category 6: Humanities and Arts- 9 credits   Cr. Pre-Req Term
ART 100 *** Introduction to Traditional & Contemporary Art 3   Fall
and ECE 210 Creative Activities with Children 3    
Choose another course from below        
ART 102 Introduction to Pottery 3    
or ART 107 Drawing I 3    
or ART 108 Sculpture 3    
or ART 109 Watercolor Painting 3    
or ART 110 Acrylic and Oil Painting 3    
or ART 113 Jingle Dress Making 2    
or ART 114 Star Quilt Making 2   Spring
or ART 116 Introduction to Beadwork 3    
or ART 204 Introduction to Moccasin Making 3 ART 116 or IP  
* or ENGL 200 Literature and the Environment 3 ENGL 101  
or ENGL 220 Creative Writing 3 ENGL 101  
or ENGL 250 Contemporary American Indian Literature 3 ENGL 101 Spring
or ENGL 299 Special Topics in Literature 3 ENGL 102  
or MUS 250 History of Anishinaabe Music and Dance 3   Fall
or PHIL 200 Indigenous American Philosophy 3   Fall
         
Category 7: Human Diversity (Satisfied by LLTC Core ANI 100)
     
Category 8: Global Perspective (Satisfied by LLTC Core OJI 101)
     
Category 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility (Satisfied by LLTC Core ITECH 100)
     
Category 10: People & the Environment (Satisfied by BIO 204/GEOL 110/ENGL 200)
Cr. Pre-Req Term
or BIO 200 Ethnobiology 3    
         
ECE Program Requirements: 13 credits   Cr. Pre-Req Term
ECE 201 The Exceptional Child: Children with Special Needs 3 ECE 180  
• ECE 220 Relations/Management in Child Development 3 ECE 180  
ECE 240 Children, Families, and Communities 3 ECE 220  
• ECE 299 Early Childhood Practicum 4 Inst. App.  
  Total= 60 Credits    
* Course completes more than one category requirement, but credits may only be counted once.
*** ART 100 is required if transferring to Southwest Minnesota State Universit
• Approved CDA certifications will be equivalent to ECE 180/220/29
Please note that some of the pre-req’s may be completed based on competency.