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Early Childhood Education Diploma D55220 Early Childhood Education (55220) CIP 13.1210

Last updated on June 28, 2019, 9:24 a.m.

The following is a suggested degree map for completing this diploma in three semesters. Some students' degree maps may be different, depending on their enrollment status (day, evening, full-time or part-time).

The following courses are required for successful completion of the award base program.

First Year Fall:

Take the following courses.

Credits: 16

First Year Spring:

Take the following courses.

Credits: 12

Second Year Fall:

Take the following courses.

Credits: 13

Additional Information:

Criminal Background Check

North Carolina Child Care Licensing Regulations require that all volunteers working in the Early Childhood field obtain a criminal background check. Because most of our courses require students to enter child care centers and schools, all students enrolled in the Early Childhood programs are required to obtain a criminal background check and submit to the program chair a copy of the clearance letter they receive from the state. A negative report may prevent students from participating in required courses, which means that the student cannot complete the program requirements.

Practicum Application

An application process will be required prior to students entering into EDU 214. Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA, C or higher in Early Childhood courses and be in their last semester in order to apply for EDU 214. Please contact the program chair of Early Childhood Education if you have any questions.

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