Early Childhood Education (ECE.AAS)

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes represent broad areas of knowledge and skills developed over the duration
of the program through a wide range of courses and experiences. These learning outcomes
represent what a student should be able to know, think, or do upon successful completion of
their program at Oakland Community College.

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the business aspect of early childhood education and care.
  • Student will demonstrate appropriate forms of verbal and nonverbal expression.
  • Students will demonstrate the use of content knowledge to build a meaningful curriculum; including the design, implementation and evaluation of experiences that promote positive development and learning for children.

Program Plan 2023-2024

Full Time - Fall Start

**Students should meet with an OCC counselor before attempting this plan of study**

Year 1 - Fall

Courses    Credits
ECE 1404 Intro to Early Childhood Careers 3
ECE 1500 Infant and Toddler Curriculum 4
ENG 1510* Composition I 3
PSY 2510* Introduction to Psychology 4
  TOTAL CREDITS  14

Year 1 - Winter

Courses    Credits
ECE 1414 Early Childhood Activities 4
ECE 1515 Family and Community Connections 3
ENG 1520* Composition II 3
Gen Ed* Fine Arts/Humanities 3
  TOTAL CREDITS  13

Year 1 - Summer

Courses    Credits
ECE 1424 Early Childhood Education Curriculum 2
ECE 1525 School-Aged Care & Curriculum 2
  Suggested TRANSFERABLE Elective course 1000 level or higher 3
  TOTAL CREDITS  7

Year 2 - Fall

Courses    Credits
ECE 2405 Professional Issues in Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 2407 Early Childhood Internship Course 3
ECE 2450 Educating the “At-Risk” Child in an Early Childhood Environment 3
PSY 2710 Child Development 3
  Elective* 1000 level or higher 3
  TOTAL CREDITS  15

MILESTONE: Make an appointment to meet with a Counselor to apply for graduation for this degree.

Year 2 - Winter

Courses    Credits
ECE 1505 Early Childhood Nutrition, Health & Safety 3
ECE 2415 Administration of ECE Programs 3
Gen Ed* Mathematics/Science 3
PSY 2730 Survey of the Exceptional Child 3
  TOTAL CREDITS  12
TOTAL CREDITS  60

Note:
* Courses that can be taken online

To receive MTA endorsement, students must fulfill the requirements noted for each MTA category and successfully complete at least 30 credits. All coursework used to fulfill MTA requirements must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or higher in EACH course.