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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

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This 2-year program enables you to become employed in the early childhood field and gives the foundation to pursue a Bachelor's in education.

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class size, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and engaging faculty.

The Early Childhood Education degree program at Hocking College provides the preparation required for employment in the early childhood education field.

This degree program offers a wide range of skills that will be helpful when working with children.

Early Childhood Education courses include childhood development, instructional strategies, academic skills, general education, special education, classroom management and application of technology in the classroom.

This program provides the course work to become licensed and become employed in the early childhood field.

If you plan to continue your early childhood education for educator (PreK-3) licensure at a four-year institution, the Early Childhood Education Program provides a solid base of coursework for transfer. If the goal is to teach at the middle school or high school levels, we encourage you to meet with an adviser in the School of Arts and Sciences regarding appropriate course work.

The Early Childhood Education degree program at Hocking College prepares students to work in schools through a variety of courses that are essential to success as an early childhood educator.

*The Associate of Applied Sciences in Early Childhood Education does not meet the requirements of teacher licensure.


The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education:

  • Demonstrate the basic academic skills required to proficiently assist P-K through third grade students in reading, writing, and mathematics;
  • Demonstrate understanding of and application of  best practices in helping children to learn and develop;
  • Provide assistance that supports the intellectual, social, emotional, and personal development of all learners;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and value of programs for individuals with exceptional learning needs and the role of the paraprofessional in providing services to all children and youth with disabilities;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and apply effective instructional and assessment strategies to assist in teaching and learning in a variety of settings;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of effective classroom management and individualized behavior interventions;
  • Use a range of strategies to promote positive relationships, cooperation, and purposeful learning in the classroom;
  • Demonstrate understanding of following and using prescribed district and agency policies and procedures, and to ensure the safety, health, and general well-being of learners; 
  • Demonstrate the ability to assist with technology and media by using a variety of media communication tools, including audiovisual aids and computer technology  to enrich learning opportunities; and apply knowledge of adaptive and assistive learning devices for students with disabilities.

 

Additional Outcomes

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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education

Total Credit Hours:
61.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$935.00

Class Hours: 57.0
Lab Hours: 28.0

Total Credit Hours:
62.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$935.00

Class Hours: 57.0
Lab Hours: 30.0

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ED-1100 Introduction to Education 3.00 0.00 3.00 $20.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  ED-1121 Emergent Reading & Children's Literature 3.00 0.00 3.00 $20.00
  ED-1125 Early Childhood Practicum I 1.00 7.00 2.00 $145.00
  PSYC-1101 General Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
    Totals 15.00 7.00 16.00 $330.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ED-2201 Math & Science With Young Children 3.00 0.00 3.00 $30.00
  ED-1135 Educational Technology Education 3.00 0.00 3.00 $20.00
  HUM-2203 Introduction to Ethics 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
  ED-1115 Community Health/Safety & Nutrition And Communicable Disease 2.00 0.00 2.00 $20.00
  ED-1116 Creative Experiences in Early Childhood 3.00 0.00 3.00 $100.00
    Totals 14.00 0.00 14.00 $185.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ED-2220 Education of The Exceptional Child 3.00 0.00 3.00 $20.00
  ED-2141 Observing and Recording Behavior 2.00 7.00 3.00 $95.00
  ED-2200 Guidance and Classroom Management 3.00 0.00 3.00 $10.00
  PSYC-1115 Educational Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
  MATH-1120 Elementary Topics in Mathematics (SL) 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
    Totals 14.00 7.00 15.00 $180.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ED-2225 Intro to The Integrated Curriculum 3.00 0.00 3.00 $20.00
  ED-2296 Early Childhood Education Practicum II (Capstone) 2.00 14.00 4.00 $145.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  ED-2216 Family, School & Community (SL) 3.00 0.00 3.00 $20.00
  PSYC-2170 Child Development 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
    Totals 14.00 14.00 16.00 $240.00
FIRST SEMESTER
Course Hours: 15.00 Lab Hours: 7.00 Cost: $330.00

SECOND SEMESTER
Course Hours: 14.00 Lab Hours: 2.00 Cost: $185.00

THIRD SEMESTER
Course Hours: 14.00 Lab Hours: 7.00 Cost: $180.00

FOURTH SEMESTER
Course Hours: 14.00 Lab Hours: 14.00 Cost: $240.00

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Early Childhood EducationA Career in Early Childhood
Education Does Not Kid Around

As a graduate of the Early Childhood Education, you will possess the degree required to work as an educational paraprofessional (teacher’s aide) in the state school systems.

In addition, completion of this program allows you to work in private child daycare settings and private pre-schools as a lead teacher

*The Early Childhood Education Degree will not make you a
full-time teacher.


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Want to learn more? Check out our easy to read ebook that contains all of the information you need to become an early childhood educator. 

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Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education:

  • Demonstrate the basic academic skills required to proficiently assist P-K through third grade students in reading, writing, and mathematics;
  • Demonstrate understanding of and application of  best practices in helping children to learn and develop;
  • Provide assistance that supports the intellectual, social, emotional, and personal development of all learners;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and value of programs for individuals with exceptional learning needs and the role of the paraprofessional in providing services to all children and youth with disabilities;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and apply effective instructional and assessment strategies to assist in teaching and learning in a variety of settings;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of effective classroom management and individualized behavior interventions;
  • Use a range of strategies to promote positive relationships, cooperation, and purposeful learning in the classroom;
  • Demonstrate understanding of following and using prescribed district and agency policies and procedures, and to ensure the safety, health, and general well-being of learners; 
  • Demonstrate the ability to assist with technology and media by using a variety of media communication tools, including audiovisual aids and computer technology  to enrich learning opportunities; and apply knowledge of adaptive and assistive learning devices for students with disabilities.
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Retention Rates

Retention rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research utilizing the following criteria:
  • All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
  • Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
  • Potential for upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
Academic Year Retention Rate
2016 - 2017 32%
2015 - 2016 48%
2014 - 2015 28%

2017 - 2018 Retention Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Retention Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Retention Rate: N/A

2014 - 2015 Retention Rate: N/A

2013 - 2014 Retention Rate: N/A

 

Graduation Rates 

Graduation rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research. To ensure appropriate time for data collection, this report will be run and posted annually in the last week of September for the previous academic year. It should be noted that annual graduation rates may change as students continue to graduate. The following criteria will be utilized for the calculation of graduation rates:

  • Overall Program Completion Rate is defined as a percentage of the ratio: 

    All graduates of the program
    _________________________________________________________________
    All students with the program in their history of programs of study

  • For the purposes of reporting, the program completion rates are aggregated by academic year of entry.
  • A student is considered to have completed or graduated from a program or certificate by virtue of having been awarded the degree or certificate.
  • A student is considered to be undertaking activity in a program of study for the duration of time that they are in an active status in a program or certificate. This is defined by having a Program of Study with a status of ‘A’ during the duration of time they are taking coursework.  Should a student move in and out of active status in a program of study while continuing to take coursework, we only take into account the student’s activity while the program has an active status for that particular program of study.
Academic Year Graduation Rate
2016 - 2017 8.86%
2015 - 2016 21.54%
2014 - 2015 15.15% 

2017 - 2018 Employment Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Employment Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Employment Rate: N/A

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