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.

60 Credits
Early Childhood Education 2017-2019 Program of Study

LLTC Core Requirements- 18 creditsClassCr.Pre-ReqTerm
ANI 100Introduction to Anishinaabe Studies3FA/SP
EDU 102Miikana (FYE)2FA/SP
ENGL 101English Composition I3FA/SP
ITECH 100Computer Applications I3FA/SP
OJI 101Speaking Ojibwe I4FA/SP
OJI 102Speaking Ojibwe II4OJI 101FA/SP
Category 1: Communications-3 creditsClassCr.Pre-ReqTerm
ENGL 102English Composition II3ENGL 101FA/SP
or SPCH 201Speech and Communications3ENGL 101FA/SP
Category 2: Critical Thinking (Satisfied by MNTC requirements)
Category 3: Natural Science – 7 creditsMinimum: 1 Biological, 1 PhysicalCr.Pre-ReqTerm
Biological Science Options
BIO 121General Biology I & Lab4Fall
* or BIO 204Environmental Science3
Physical Science Options
CHEM 100Foundations of Chemistry & Lab4Fall
* or GEOL 110Intro to Geology and Earth Systems4Fall
or PSCI 150Indigenous Astronomy3Spring
Category 4: Mathematical/ Logical Reasoning- 3 creditsClassCr.Pre-ReqTerm
MATH 140Concepts in Mathematics4FA/SP
or MATH 150Beginning College Algebra3FA/SP
or MATH 155Advanced College Algebra3MATH 150FA/SP
or MATH 210Pre-Calculus3MATH 155Spring
or MATH 250Calculus3MATH 210
Category 5: History and Social Sciences- 6 creditsClassCr.Pre-ReqTerm
• ECE 180Child Growth and Development3Fall
ECE 222Infant and Toddler Development3
Category 6: Humanities and Arts- 9 creditsClassCr.Pre-ReqTerm
ART 100 ***Introduction to Traditional & Contemporary Art3Fall
and ECE 210Creative Activities with Children3
Choose another course from below
ART 102Introduction to Pottery3
or ART 107Drawing I3
or ART 108Sculpture3
or ART 109Watercolor Painting3
or ART 110Acrylic and Oil Painting3
or ART 113Jingle Dress Making2
or ART 114Star Quilt Making2Spring
or ART 116Introduction to Beadwork3
or ART 204Introduction to Moccasin Making3ART 116 or IP
* or ENGL 200Literature and the Environment3ENGL 101
or ENGL 220Creative Writing3ENGL 101
or ENGL 250Contemporary American Indian Literature3ENGL 101Spring
or ENGL 299Special Topics in Literature3ENGL 102
or MUS 250History of Anishinaabe Music and Dance3Fall
or PHIL 200Indigenous American Philosophy3Fall
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-ReqTerm
or BIO 200Ethnobiology3
ECE Program Requirements: 13 creditsClassCr.Pre-ReqTerm
ECE 201The Exceptional Child: Children with Special Needs3ECE 180
• ECE 220Relations/Management in Child Development3ECE 180
ECE 240Children, Families, and Communities3ECE 220
• ECE 299Early Childhood Practicum4Inst. 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.