Early Childhood Licensure

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education

Credits required 60-61

Dean Joanne Preston

Program contact Ravitha Amarasingham, Department Chair and Professor of Early Childhood Education, ext. 2593

 

Program Goals Statement

The Early Childhood Education Transfer program enrolls individuals aspiring to become educators of preschool, kindergarten, grade 1 and grade 2 children. Successful candidates transfer as juniors into Massachusetts Educator Licensure program at a 4-year state or private institution with which the College has an articulation agreement.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes

Infused General Education Competencies

Ethical Dimensions, Oral Communication, Technical Literacy

Program Information

Students intending to enroll in ECE 261 must meet with the Program Chair the semester before enrollment to ensure that the student meets all prerequisites and requirements.

Students taking ECE 260 must have 26 general education credits with an overall GPA of 2.75 or better and a grade of “C” or better in ECE 111 and ECE 112. All Early Childhood students must achieve grades of “C” or better in all subject courses with a ECE designation.

After BCC

BCC participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs Web site at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Special Requirements for the Program

Health Requirements

Accepted applicants must have a physical examination, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis B immunizations or titres (blood tests to prove immunity). TB test required each year. Health insurance is required.

Criminal Record Check

Students are required to submit to a C.O.R.I (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) check to identify any criminal offense history. A positive C.O.R.I check may prevent student assignment to a fieldwork agency that requires such a check. CORI checks are required prior to enrollment in practicum. 

 

Degree Requirements

General Courses

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

MTH 127Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

3 credits

MTH 128Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

PSY 252Child Development

3 credits

SCI 113Physical Science

4 credits

SSC 101Introduction to Geography

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:32

Elective Courses

Biology Elective

3-4 credits

ELECTIVE

3 credits

ELECTIVE

3 credits

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12-13

Biology Elective; (choose a 3- or 4-credit biology course)

Choose electives with a faculty advisor to prepare to enter an academic major at the selected transfer institution

Humanities Elective; (Recommend ART; MUS; ENG 251-256; PHL 101, PHL 152; COM 101)

Program Courses

ECE 111Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 credits

ECE 112Observing, Recording, and Analyzing Early Childhood Settings

3 credits

ECE 222Special Needs in Early Childhood

3 credits

ECE 260Play and Early Childhood Curriculum Planning

3 credits

ECE 261Early Childhood Licensure Teaching Practicum

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ECE 111Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

MTH 127Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ECE 112Observing, Recording, and Analyzing Early Childhood Settings

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

MTH 128Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

3 credits

PSY 252Child Development

3 credits

SCI 113Physical Science

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

Biology Elective

3-4 credits

ECE 222Special Needs in Early Childhood

3 credits

ECE 260Play and Early Childhood Curriculum Planning

3 credits

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

ELECTIVE

3 credits

ELECTIVE

3 credits

ECE 261Early Childhood Licensure Teaching Practicum

5 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

SSC 101Introduction to Geography

3 credits

The Early Childhood Education Transfer program enrolls individuals aspiring to become educators of preschool, kindergarten, grade 1 and grade 2 children. Successful candidates transfer as juniors into Massachusetts Educator Licensure program at a 4-year state or private institution with which the College has an articulation agreement.

See Learning Outcomes

Ethical Dimensions, Oral Communication, Technical Literacy

Students intending to enroll in ECE 261 must meet with the Program Chair the semester before enrollment to ensure that the student meets all prerequisites and requirements.

Students taking ECE 260 must have 26 general education credits with an overall GPA of 2.75 or better and a grade of “C” or better in ECE 111 and ECE 112. All Early Childhood students must achieve grades of “C” or better in all subject courses with a ECE designation.

BCC participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs Web site at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Health Requirements

Accepted applicants must have a physical examination, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis B immunizations or titres (blood tests to prove immunity). TB test required each year. Health insurance is required.

Students are required to submit to a C.O.R.I (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) check to identify any criminal offense history. A positive C.O.R.I check may prevent student assignment to a fieldwork agency that requires such a check. CORI checks are required prior to enrollment in practicum.

During this program, which requires a practicum experience, Early Childhood students should be aware that young children are physically very active. Students must be able to move quickly and have sufficient visual and hearing acuity to accurately monitor children in their charge.

Transportation to fieldwork sites is the responsibility of the student. Students should be prepared to travel up to an hour from campus for these assignments.

Students who opt for this track need to pass the Communications and Literacy Skills Test (CLST) of the Massachusetts Teacher Education Licensure (MTEL) conducted by the Department of Education prior to acceptance into a teacher education licensure program. In addition, state colleges may set other requirements such as minimum acceptable grade(s) and/or courses accepted for transfer. It is the student’s responsibility to identify these requirements.

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