Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education DegreeEarly Childhood Education Certificate

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school age programs.

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Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Semester Fall Semester
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Educ 4 0 0 4
EDU 144 Child Dev. I 3 0 0 3
EDU 152 Music, Move and Lang 3 0 0 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Spring Semester Spring Semester
EDU 131 Child, Family, and Commun 3 0 0 3
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 0 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 0 0 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3 0 0 3
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers and Twos 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
Fall Semester Fall Semester
ART 111
 
MUS 110
 
PHI 240
Art Appreciation
or
Music Appreciation
or
Intro to Ethics
3 0 0 3
EDU 221 Children w/ Exceptional Needs 3 0 0 3
EDU 251 Exploration Activities 3 0 0 3
EDU 280 Language and Literacy Exp. 3 0 0 3
ENG 112 Writing/Res in Disciplines 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
Spring Semester Spring Semester
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 2 2 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
EDU 125 Sign Lang. for Educ. 3 0 0 3
EDU 216 Foundations of Education 3 0 0 3
EDU 259 Curriculum Planning 3 0 0 3
EDU 284 Early Child Capstone Practice 1 9 0 4

Also Offered

Transfer Elective options:

  1. Complete EDU 125 or 3 hours from Humanities/Fine Arts:
    ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, DRA 126, HUM 110, HUM 130, MUS 110, PHI 230, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211, REL 212
  2. Complete EDU 152 or 3 hours from Literature or History:
    ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241, ENG 242, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132
  3. Complete EDU 216 or 4 hours from Science:
    BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 140/140A, CHM 151, CHM 152
  4. Complete EDU 251 or one course from Other Electives:
    COM 231, HEA 110, PED 110, CIS 110, SPA 111, EDU 261, EDU 262
  5. Complete EDU 259 or 3 hours from Social/Behavioral Science:
    GEO 111, POL 120, PSY 241, PSY 243, PSY 263, SOC 210, SOC 213, SOC 230

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Educ 4 0 0 4
EDU 144 Child Dev. I 3 0 0 3
EDU 153 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Spring Spring
EDU 131 Child, Family, and Commun 3 0 0 3
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 0 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 0 0 3
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3 0 0 3
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers and Twos 3 0 0 3
Fall Fall
EDU 221 Children w/ Exceptional Needs 3 0 0 3
EDU 280 Language and Literacy Exp. 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 10 0 1

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Educ 4 0 0 4
EDU 153 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 0 0 3
Spring Spring
EDU 131 Child, Family, and Commun 3 0 0 3
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 0 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 0 0 3

CEU Classes

Additional Classes

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and explain the multiple interacting influences that impact learning and development among young children.
  • Identify and explain the important and complex characteristics of children's families and communities.
  • Identify and employ a variety of assessment tools that promote development and learning in young children.
  • Design and implement activities that promote development and learning between children and families.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct as members of the early childhood profession.

Estimated Cost

Degree In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $5,400.00 $20,000.00
Books and Supplies $4,000.00 $4,000.00
Total Cost $9,400.00 $24,000.00
Diploma In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $3,088.50 $10,384.50
Books and Supplies $1,170.25 $1,170.25
Total Cost $4,258.75 $11,554.75
Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,299.00 $4,371.00
Books and Supplies $669.50 $669.50
Total Cost $1,968.50 $5,040.50

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Program Contact(s)

Dr. Mary Olvera
Lead Instructor - Early Childhood Education
(336) 386-3511
olveram@surry.edu

Sabra Matney
Division Chair - Public Services
(336) 386-3276
longs@surry.edu

Early Childhood Association Degree Accredited


Program Facts


$13.26 average salary per hour.

$27,570 average salary per year.

Sources for salary information obtained from O*NET. Salaries may vary for reasons including but not limited to years of experience, place of employment, and specific occupations within each industry.