Spring Quarter has Moved Online

TCC staff and faculty are here to help you remotely. Campus buildings are closed. 

Early Childhood Education AAS Degree

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Early Childhood Education: Emphasis on Children with Exceptionalities

This program is structured as progressive, leading to two levels of achievement with a certificate and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. Employment opportunities are in preschools, childcare centers, family childcare, HeadStart/ ECEAP programs, kindergarten through third grade classrooms (as a teacher assistant), and/or other early learning programs.

Degree Program

 Requirements include completion of the Early Childhood Education: Emphasis on Children with Exceptionalities Certificate

Note: A grade of C or higher is required in all coursework

Requirements
Jobs & Careers

 

 

Core Requirements (27-30 credits)
Number Title Credits
BUS 164 Leadership and Human Relations 3
or ECED& 139  Administration of ECE 3
or ECE 130 Cultural Competency 2
or ECE 102  Math, Science, Technology for Young Children 3
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication 5

CU 105 or 
CU 100 and

CU 102

Word I, Excel I
Intro. to Practical Computing

Word I

5
4

4

ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
ENGL& 102 Composition II: Argument and Persuasion 5
MATH& 107
or MATH& 131 or MATH& 132
Math in Society or
Math for Elementary Teachers I or
Math for Elementary Teachers II
5

 

 
Humanities Requirements (10 credits)

Choose 2 from the following:
Number Title
ART& 100 or
ART 180
Art Appreciation
Art for Elementary Education
HUM& 101 Introduction to Humanities
MUSC& 105 OR
MUSC 120
Music Appreciation or
Music in the Classroom
Social Sciences Requirements (10 credits)
Choose 2 from the following: 
ANTH& 100 Survey of Anthropology
HIST& 146
or HIST& 147
or HIST& 148
US History I or
US History II
US History III
SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC& 201 Social Problems
Natural Sciences Requirements (5 credits)
Choose 1 from the following: 
ASTR& 101 Introduction to Astronomy
BIOL& 100 Survey of Biology
BIOL& 175 Biology with Lab
BOT 101 General Botany
CHEM& 110 Chemical Concepts with Lab I
ENVS& 101 Introduction to Environmental Science
GEOG 205 Physical Geography
GEOG 210 Maps, GIS, and the Environment
GEOL& 101 Introduction to Physical Geology
OCEA& 101 Introduction to Oceanography
SCI 105 Introductory Topics in Natural Science
SCI 110 Physical Science and Technology

 

 

Learn more about Jobs & Careers in the Early Childhood Education: Emphasis on Children with Special Needs field.

Do you have a question for us?

We are available to help you online via Zoom. 
Here you can talk to a staff member directly to get answers to your specific questions.
Please come join us! We are happy to help you!

Health, Business and Professional Services (HBPS) Zoom Lobby Information

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/99980134503

Phone number to call in: 1-253-215-8782 and follow the prompts

Zoom Meeting ID: 999 8013 4503

NOTE: You can also contact our department anytime and leave a voicemail at 253-566-5113, or reach us by email at tcchbps@tacomacc.edu. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Contact Us

Jennifer Karshna, Program Chair

Bldg. 13-113

jkarshna@tacomacc.edu

253-566-5010