B.A.S. Early Childhood Education

For those who do not already have an Associate Degree in ECE, the following prerequisite courses are required and can count as elective credits toward the B.A.S. degree. At least 3 of these courses, whichever you choose, must be completed prior to beginning the program. The remaining 3 can be completed after you have started in the program.  Admitted students also have the option to take a waiver exam for the remaining three courses. If you would prefer to take these courses online, please contact Anne Garrett, Program Manager, for special registration instructions.

    • course(EDUC&115) – Child Development

    • course(ECED&107) – Health, Safety and Nutrition 

    • course(EDUC&130) – Guiding Behavior

    • course(ECED&170) – Environments

    • course(EDUC&150) – Child, Family, Community

    • course(ECED&160) – Curriculum Development

    • course(ENGL&101) – English Composition I

Important Information about Prerequisites

  • Equivalent courses from other colleges may be substituted for any/all of these prerequisites.

  • Candidates with equivalent prior learning from employment and professional development experience may inquire about testing out of these courses.

  • These courses may be taken at any college. Most are offered at Washington state community and technical colleges.

  • If you have not taken these courses but wish to apply, please contact our program manager to discuss these alternatives.

  • You may apply to the degree program before you have completed the prerequisites, but will need to have a minimum number complete before the fall quarter begins.

You are encouraged to contact ECE B.A.S. Manager person(agarrett) for personalized information on completing these prerequisites.