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Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) Degree
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BAS: Early Childhood Education
Description
View printer-friendly version The Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Applied Science (ECE B.A.S.) degree is designed for students who desire to work as a lead teacher or administrator in an early learning setting, as well as those who already work in the field and seek ongoing professional development. The ECE B.A.S. degree is an extension of the Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, which is built around the statewide Stackable Certificates in Early Childhood Education. However, students with A.A. or A.A.S. degrees in other fields or bachelor’s degrees outside of early childhood education will be qualified to enter the baccalaureate degree program, potentially with some additional coursework.
Learning Outcomes
1. Promote child development
    • Identify and understand young children’s characteristics and needs from birth to 8 years of age
    • Identify the interaction of various influences on children’s development and learning
    • Create healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging environments for young children
2. Build family and community relationships
  • Describe diverse family and community characteristics
  • Support and engage families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships
  • Involve families and communities in young children’s development, understanding that families are the child’s first teachers
3. Observe, document and assess to support young children and families
  • Articulate the goals, benefits and uses of assessment
  • Know and use observation, documentation, assessment tools to identify strengths of children
  • Practice responsible assessment to promote positive outcomes for each child
  • Collaborate with colleagues and families
4. Use developmentally appropriate practices
  • Discuss how positive relationships and supportive interactions serve as the foundation for working with young children
  • Know and use a broad repertoire of teaching and learning strategies and approaches
  • Reflect on personal practice to promote positive outcomes
5. Use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum
  • Explain content knowledge and resources in academic areas
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research and structure of each content area
  • Utilize the process of inquiry
  • Design, implement and evaluate appropriate curriculum reflecting early learning standards
6.  Become a professional
  • Become involved with the early childhood field through professional and peer organizations
  • Articulate and uphold ethical standards and other early childhood professional guidelines
  • Engage in continuous, collaborative learning to inform practice
  • Integrate knowledgeable, reflective and critical perspectives on early education
  • Engage in informed advocacy for young children and the early childhood profession
Prerequisites
Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior coursework. Coursework earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this degree with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information. Early Childhood Education BAS Prerequisites: EDUC&115 - Child Development, EDUC&130 - Guiding Behavior, EDUC&150 - Child, Family, and Community, ECED&107 - Health, Safety and Nutrition, ECED&160 - Curriculum Development, and ECED&170 - Environments, Young Children.   Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer and advanced placement.
Curriculum

Program Requirements

     

Course Number

General Education Requirements 
(60 credits including ENGL& 101 prerequisite)

Credit Hours

ENGL&101

Communication Skills: English Composition I (See note below.)

5

ENGL&102* or ENGL&235*

Communication Skills: English Composition II or Technical Writing

5

MATH100+

QSR Requirement (College level math at 100 or higher)

5

(varies)

Ten credits from Natural World courses (one course must include lab)

10

(varies)

Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts

15

(varies)

Ten credits from Individuals, Cultures, and Societies

10

(varies)

Ten credits from U.S. Cultures & Global Studies or ten additional credits from Individuals, Cultures, and Societies

10

Note: ENGL& 101 is counted toward general education requirements. Must be eligible for English 101 through English Placement Exam or completion of English 097/098.

 

Course Number

Elective Credits (60 credits)

 

(varies)                  

Any 100 and 200 level college credits not counted as General Education credits (commonly fulfilled by EDUC/ECED courses from associate degree)

 

 

 

 

Course Number

Upper Division Degree Requirements (60 credits)

Credit Hours

INFO300

Information Literacy for Undergraduate Research

2

ECE305

Early Childhood Education Approaches and History

3

ECE310

Cognition & General Knowledge

5

ECE315

Language, Literacy and Communication

5

ECE320

Creative Expression

3

ECE350

Practicum: Interactions

4

ECE355

Anti-Bias Education

3

ECE405

Partnership and Collaboration in Early Care and Education

3

ECE410

Inclusive Early Childhood Education

4

ECE415

Children and Media

3

ECE420

Social and Emotional Foundations

5

ECE430

Linguistically Diverse Learners

5

ECE450

Child Development and Assessment

5

ECE480

Leadership and Professional Community

5

ECE490

Capstone

5

Total Credits: 180
(excluding specific course prerequisites, including program prerequisites)

Total Credits
180
Total Credits -- Minimum
180.00
Sequence Type
Suggested
Sequence
This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, Summer Quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program. Fall - year 1 Winter - year 1 Spring - year 1 Introduction to Information (2) INFO 300 Linguistically Diverse Learners (5) ECE 430 Practicum: Interactions (4)  ECE 350 Early Childhood Education Approaches and History (3) ECE 305 Anti-Bias education (3) ECE 355 Cognition and General Knowledge (5) ECE 310 Language, literacy and communication (5) ECE 315 Creative Expression (3) ECE 320 Fall - year 2 Winter - year 2 Spring - year 2 Partnership and Collaboration in Early Care and Education (3)  ECE 405 Social and Emotional Foundations (5) ECE 420 Capstone (5) ECE 490 Inclusive Early Childhood Education (4)  ECE 410 Child development and  Assessment (5) ECE 450 Leadership and Professional Community (5)  ECE 480 Children and media (3) ECE 415   Note: In addition to the above courses, students will be taking one (or more) general education course or elective each quarter.

 

Elective Groups

Areas of Knowledge Distribution Requirements for BAS degree

Visual, Literary and Performing Arts (Humanities and Arts) 10 Credits Art: ART &100, 101*, 102*, 103*, 104, 105, 110*, 111*, 112*, 113*, 114*, 115,* 121*, 122*, 123*, 163, 166*, 170, 201*, 202*, 203*, 205*, 206*, 207*, 210*, 211*, 212*, 213*, 214*, 215*, 216*,217*, 221*, 222*, 223*, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 281*, 282*, 283*, 284*, 285*, 290, 291 American Sign Language: ASL &121, &122, &123, 210, &221, &222, &223 Chinese: CHIN &121, &122, &123, &221, &222, &223 Communication: CMST &101, &102, 115, 145, 155, 175, 185, 195, 205, &210, 215, &220, &230, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285, 295 Drama: DRMA &101, 103, 105, 108*, 109*, 110*, 112, 114*, 116*, 120*, 121*, 122*, 123*, 131, 182*, 204*, 205*, 206*, 221*, 222*, 223*, 284, 285, 286 English: ENGL 104, 109, &111, &112, &113, &114, 117, 151, 152, 153, 201, 204, 205, 214, 218, 219, &224, &225, &226, &227, &228, 231, 232, 233, &235, 240, 241, &244, &245, &246, 251, 252, 253, &254, &256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 263, 265, 266, 267, 270, 291, 292, 293   French: FRCH &121, &122, &123, 204, 205, 206, 212, &221, &222, &223, 231, 232, 233 German: GERM &121, &122, &123 Humanities: HUM 104, 105, 110, 115, &116, &117, &118, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 150, 160, 200, 210, 234, 261, 270 Italian: ITAL 121, 122, 123 Japanese: JAPN &121, &122, &123, &221, &222, &223 Journalism: JRN 101, 102, 103 Linguistics: LAN 101, 110 Literature: LIT 236, 238 Music: MUSC 100, &105, 106, 109, 110, 113, 116, 117, 119*, 120*, 125, 126*, 127*, 128*, 130*, 134 - 140*, &141, &142, &143, 144*, 145*, 146*, 147*, 148*, 150*, 151*, 156*, 157*, 158*, 160, 161, 163, 164*, 165*, 166*, 171*, 172*, 173*, 182*, 185, 204, 205, 213, 221*, 222*, 223*, &231, &232, &233 Russian: RUSS &121, &122, &123 Spanish: SPA &121, &122, &123, &221, &222, &223, 236, 238 Vietnamese: VIET &121, &122, &123 Individuals, Cultures and Societies (Social Sciences) 10 Credits You are required to complete a minimum of 10 credits from this category. Ten additional credits must be completed either from this category or US Cultures/Global Studies.  American Ethnic Studies: AME 150, 151, 160, 201 Anthropology: ANTH &100, &106, 113, &125, 130, 135, 201, &206, &210, 211, 212, 213, &216, &227, &228, 275 American Sign Language: ASL 120, 125 Biology: BIOL 150 Economics: ECON 100, 102, &201, &202, 240 Environmental Science: ENV 150, 160, 170, 200, 202, 206, 208, 214, 294 Environmental Science: ENVS &101 Geography: GE0G 100&, 155, 200&, 205, 207, 230, 260 History: HIST 105, 106, 108, 120, &126, &127, &128, 131, &136, &137, 138, 140, 145, &146, &147, &148, 150, 191, 200, 208, 210, 211, 212, &214, &219, 221, 230, 241, 242, 251, 268, 269, 273     International Studies: ISP 101, 105, 110, 120, 160, 170, 201, 205, 210, 220, 234, 251, 255, 260, 261, 270 Philosophy: PHIL &101, 102, 110, 111, 118, 160, 215, 220, 240, 245, 250, 255, 267 Political Science: POLS &101, 111, 112, 170, &200, &202, &203, 205, 206, 213, 220, 255 Psychology: PSYC &100, 120, &200, 205, 207, 209, 210, 217, &220, 230, 235, 245, 250, 255, 257, 294 Religion: REL 150, 151 Sociology: SOC &101, 102, 105, 106, 107, 120, 130, 150, 170, &201, 220, 230, 245, 250, 253, 265, 275, 280 Social Science: SSC 101, 103, 187 Social Welfare: SWF 200 Women’s Studies: WMN 140, 200, 205, 213, 257  The Natural World (Natural and Physical Sciences, Mathematics) 10 Credits You are required to complete five credits of MATH&148 (Calculus). In addition, you must choose 5 credits from the courses below in a lab science (*asterisked below). Anatomy & Physiology: BIOL 128*, &241*, &242* Astronomy: ASTR &100, 102, 104, &110*, 201 Biology: BIOL &100*, 102*, 106*, 107*, 109, 120*, 125*, 130*, 150, &160*, 161*, 195, 196, &211*, &212*, &213*, 228*, 229*, 239*, &260*, 282*, 285*, 286*, 287*, 290, SPS 201* Botany: BOT 110*, 112*, 113* Chemistry: CHEM 106*, &110*, &121*, &122*, &123*, &131*, &139, &161*, &162*, &163*, 191*, 192*, 211*, &241, &242, &243, &251*, &252*, 255, 256 Environmental Science: ENV 150, 160, 170, 201, 202*, 203, 204*, 205, 206*, 208, 216*, 221, ENVS &101*    U.S. Cultures and Global Studies - up to 10 Credits You may complete up to 10 credits of the below. These 10 credits may also come from the Individuals, Cultures, & Societies category. U.S. Cultures Classes at NSC AME 150, 151, ANTH &106, &210, &216, ART 254, CMST 205, DRMA &101, ENGL 219, 231, 240, &245, &246, 257, 258, 291, HIST 131, &136, &137 140, &146, &147, &148, 150, 212, &214, &219, 230, HUM 105, 200, 210, ISP 105, MUSC 113, 204, PSYC &200, 245, SOC 102, 150, 245, WMN 140, 200 Global Studies Classes at NSC ANTH 113, 130, &206, ART 255, DRMA 105, ECON &202, ENGL &256, 292, ENV 150, ENVS &101, GEG 230, 260, HIST &126, &127, &128, 200, 210, 251, 268 HUM 140, 160, 234, 261, ISP 101, 110, 160, 170, 201, 205, 210, 220, 234, 251, 255, 260, 261, MUSC 110, POLS &203, 220, SOC 170, WMN 205 Courses with “&” are associated with a new statewide common course numbering system.
Notes

What are some potential job titles?

  • Lead preschool teacher
  • Program supervisor
  • Program director
  • Child care center licensor

Program Contacts

Anne Garrett, Program Manager: anne.garrett@seattlecolleges.edu, (206) 934-4587

Samantha Dolan, Lead Faculty: samantha.dolan@seattlecolleges.edu, (206) 934-4625

Website: https://resources.northseattle.edu/programs/bas-early-childhood-education

 

Effective beginning: Winter 2017 
Early Childhood Education BAS Degree
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Degree Type
Bachelor's