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Early Childhood Education

Associate of Arts Degree

A degree in early childhood education from CWC prepares students to work with infants and children through the age of eight in a variety of settings. Students learn how children develop and what their needs are at each stage of their lives. Coursework includes the history of early childhood education, children’s literature, how to communicate and form relationships with families, guiding young children, curriculum development and most importantly opportunities to practice the skills being learned during field experiences in early childhood settings.

Program Requirements

Course Credits
Intro to early Childhood Education 3
Infant and Toddler Care 2
Infant and Toddler Care Lab 1
Observation and Guidance of Young Child/Lab 3
Administration of Early Childhood Education 3
Introduction to Teaching 2
Young Child Curriculum Planning and Development 2
Young Child Curriculum Planning and Development Lab 1
Early Childhood Practicum 3
Nutrition 2
Family Relations 3
Literature for Children 3
General Psychology 4
Developmental Psychology 3

 *Current First Aid and Child/Infant CPR Certifications are required at the time of graduation

General Ed. Requirements

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Arts 3
Lab Science 4
Mathematics 3
Oral Communications 3
University Studies 1

Early Childhood Education

Associate of Applied Science Degree

A degree in early childhood education from CWC prepares students to work with infants and children through the age of eight in a variety of settings. Students learn how children develop and what their needs are at each stage of their lives. Coursework includes the history of early childhood education, children’s literature, how to communicate and form relationships with families, guiding young children, curriculum development and most importantly opportunities to practice the skills being learned during field experiences in early childhood settings.

Program Requirements

Course Credits
Intro to Early Childhood Education 3
Infant and Toddler Care 2
Infant and Toddler Care Lab 1
Observation and Guidance of Young Children 3
Administration of Early Childhood Education 3
Young Child Curriculum Planning and Development 2
Young Child Curriculum Planning and Development Lab 1
Early Childhood Practicum 3
Foundations of Special Education 3
Nutrition 2
Family Relations 3
Literature for Children 3
General Psychology 4
Developmental Psychology 3

 Program Electives

Choose nine (9) credits from education courses, selected communication and psychology courses and others as approved

General Ed. Requirements

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Oral Communications 3
Mathematics/APPM/Lab Science 3
University Studies 1

Elementary Education

Associate of Arts Degree

The elementary education program provides students with a broad base of academic experiences in the subject areas necessary for teachers of young children - kindergarten through grade six. Coursework includes foundations of education, elementary math and science courses, educational psychology, special education, technology and literature courses. Students also have opportunities to practice skills being learned during field experiences in the k-5 setting.

Program Requirements

Course Credits
Life Science 4
Intro to Teaching 2
Elementary School Mathematics I 1
Life Science in Elementary School 1
Foundations of Special Education 3
Foudnations of Education 3
Educational Psychology 3
Human Life Span Development 3
Public School Practicum 2
Health for Elementary Educators 1
Teaching with Technology 3
Literature for Children 3
Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I 3
Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II 3
General Psychology 4

Program Electives

Students must choose one course from the following:

Course Credits
The Earth: Its Physical Environment 4
Fund of the Physical Universe 4

 

Students must choose one course from the following:

Course Credit
Physical Science in Elementary School 1
Earth Science in Elementary School 1

 

Students must choose one course from the following:

Course Credits
Public Speaking 3
Interpersonal Communications 3

Students must take 3 other electives. Please see the course catalog for more details.

General Ed. Requirements

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Arts 3
University Studies 1

Secondary Education

Associate of Arts Degree

The secondary education program provides students with a solid base of academic experiences and allows for the additional study of the subject areas that are being prepared for at the middle and high school levels. Coursework includes foundations of education and special education, psychology, human lifespan development and educational technology. Specific subject area course electives are determined by the student. Students also have opportunities to practice skills being learned during field experiences in the middle school or high school setting.

Program Requirements

Course Credits
Public Speaking 3
Introduction to Teaching 2
Foundations of Special Education 3
Foundations of Education 3
Educational Psychology 3
Human Life Span Development 3
Public School Practicum 2
Teaching with Technology 3
General Psychology 4

Program Electives

Students must choose 11 electives. Please see the course catalog for more details.

General Ed. Requirements

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Arts 3
Humanities 3
Lab Science 4
Mathematics 3
University Studies 1



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    Hands on Learning in the Education degree

    We help students apply the technology needed for the classroom. Students plan activities that incorporates classroom technology to prepare them for their career.”

    Assistant Professor Colleen Bartlett

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    Early Childhood

    I love how personalized the classrooms are and Colleen is a great instructor; with the small class sizes you get the help that you need.”

    Chantel Bolte

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    I had people in my life that didn't support me and then I had a few really great teachers that saw my potential and really helped me. I want to help others like that.”

    Crystal Santor, early childhood education major