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Gain the skills to be an effective teacher

Early Childhood Education

Associate of Arts Degree

Be prepared to work with infants and children through the age of eight in a variety of settings. 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 and how to develop curriculum development. Practice skills learned during field experiences in early childhood settings and be able to utilize those skills in a career.

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

Course Number Course

Credits

EDEC 1020 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 credits

EDEC 1030 Infant and Toddler Care

2 credits

EDEC 1035 Infant and Toddler Care Lab

1 credit

EDEC 1100 Observation and Guidance of Young Children

3 credits

EDEC 1200 Administration in Early Childhood Programs

3 credits

EDFD 1101 Intro to Education

2 credits

EDEC 1300 Curriculum Planning and Development for Young Children

2 credits

EDEC 1305 Curriculum Planning/Dev Young Child Lab

1 credit

EDEC 2200 Early Childhood Practicum

3 credits

EDEX 2484 Intro to Special Education

3 credits

FCSC 1140 Nutrition

2 credits

FCSC 2131 Family Relations

3 credits

EDEL 2280 Literature for Children

3 credits

PSYC 1000 General Psychology

4 credits

PSYC 2300 Developmental Psychology

3 credits

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

CourseCredits
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

Total Credit Hours: 61

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.

Course Number Course

Credits

EDEC 1020 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 credits

EDEC 1030 Infant and Toddler Care

2 credits

EDEC 1035 Infant and Toddler Care Lab

1 credit

EDEC 1100 Observation and Guidance of Young Children

3 credits

EDEC 1200 Administration in Early Childhood Programs

3 credits

EDEC 1300 Curriculum Planning and Development for Young Children

2 credits

EDEC 1305 Curriculum Planning/Dev Young Child Lab

1 credit

EDEC 2200 Early Childhood Practicum

3 credits

EDEX 2484 Intro to Special Education

3 credits

FCSC 1140 Nutrition

2 credits

FCSC 2131 Family Relations

3 credits

EDEL 2280 Literature for Children

3 credits

PSYC 1000 General Psychology

4 credits

PSYC 2300 Developmental Psychology

3 credits


Program Electives

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

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

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

CourseCredits
Writing Level I 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Oral Communications/ Writing Level 2 3
Mathematics/APPM/Lab Science 3
University Studies 1

Total Credit Hours: 60

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.

Course Number Course

Credits

COMM 2010 Public Speaking

3 credits

EDEC 1020 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 credits

EDFD 1101 Intro to Education

2 credits

EDEL 2140 Teaching Literacy in the Elem School

3 credits

EDEX 2484 Intro to Special Education

3 credits

EDFD 2020 Foundations of Education

3 credits

EDFD 2100 Educational Psychology

3 credits

EDFD 2450 Human Life Span Development

3 credits

EDST 2550 Educational Assessment

3 credits

EDUC 2100 Practicum in Teaching

2 - 4 credits

HLED 2006 Health for Elementary Educators

1 credit

ITEC 2360 Teaching With Technology

3 credits

LIBS 2280 Literature for Children

3 credits

MATH 1100 Number and Operations for Elementary School Teachers

3 credits

MATH 1105 Data, Probability, and Algebra for Elementary School Teachers

3 credits

PHYS 1090 Fundamentals of the Physical Universe

4 credits

Take one of the following courses:

Course NumberCourseCredits
BIOL 1010 General Biology 4
BIOL 1020 Life Science 4

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

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

Total Credit Hours: 62

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.

Course Number Course

Credits

COMM 2010 Public Speaking

3 credits

EDFD 1101 Intro to Education

2 credits

EDEX 2484 Intro to Special Education

3 credits

EDFD 2020 Foundations of Education

3 credits

EDFD 2100 Educational Psychology

3 credits

EDFD 2450 Human Life Span Development

3 credits

EDST 2550 Educational Assessment

3 credits

EDUC 2100 Practicum in Teaching

2 - 4 credits

ITEC 2360 Teaching With Technology

3 credits

PSYC 1000 General Psychology

4 credits

Students must choose 8 electives in consultation with their advisor. Please see the course catalog for more details.

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

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



Total Credit Hours: 60

Certificates

The After-School and Youth Development Certificate II recognizes successful completion of classroom education and field experience for students interested in working in after-school programs with school-aged children. The courses in this program explore the organization and development of after-school programs, planning curriculum and activities, and collaborating with schools, families, and the community.

Program Requirements

Course Number Course

Credits

EDEL 1500 Introduction to After-School Programs

3 credits

EDEL 1505 Planning & Dev of After-School Programs

3 credits

EDEL 1510 Partnerships in After-School Programs

3 credits

 

Total Credit Hours: 9

Meet Your Professor

Dr. Colleen Bartlett

Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Colleen Bartlett has had the opportunity to work in many different settings, she began working in child care and went on to work with older children in preschool and the public school system. She has a unique perspective on early intervention and education and how important it is.