Early Childhood Education degree requirements


General Education RequirementsCredits
EN102 College Composition I 3
Composition Elective (Choose from EN202 or EN205) 3
Lab Science Elective 4
Mathematics or Science Elective (MA101 or higher or a science course designated as a second science elective for general education requirements)Course must be taken from a different subject area than the Lab Science.
Humanities Elective (Choose from humanities-designated AR, EN, HU, or LS)
Social Science Elective (Choose from EC, HS, OS, or SO) 4
Subtotal 22


Native American Awareness RequirementCredits

OS110 Ojibwa Language & Culture I

Native American Awareness Elective (at least two credits of electives must be designated Native American Awareness; may be duplicate credits)



Subtotal 4


Early Childhood Education RequirementsCredits
CE101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3

PY101 Psychology

PY210 Child Psychology


CE110 Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum and Practice 3
CE111 Infant and Toddler Programming 3
CE118 Creative Teaching Methods 3

CE115 Child Guidance

CE218 Creative Teaching Method

CE223 Children’s Literature




CE237 Children with Special Needs 3
CE275 ECE Practicum 2
CE297 Early Childhood Professional 2
Early Childhood Electives (Choose from CE105, CE203, CE207, CE290, CE299 with approval of project plan, OS225, or SO201) 3
Subtotal 36


Total Credits Required 62 

*Select a Native American Awareness Humanities elective.


CDA Credential Preparation

Students will be prepared to apply for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the Early Childhood Education profession.

CDA Credential Preparation Course RequirementsCredits
CE119 CDA Preparation Seminar** 2
Early Childhood Education (Choose from CE101, CE105, CE110, CE111, or CE115) 9
Subtotal 11


** Students completing the CDA Preparation process may apply the nine (9) credit hours from their content classes toward the A.A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education. 


CDA assessment is designed as a means of measuring the overall performance of caregivers working in several settings including center-based programs serving infants and toddlers or preschool children, and home visitor programs. KBOCC is one of many educational institutions participating in this national program.


Candidates for the CDA credential are observed working in a setting that meets criteria as either a center-based or a home visitor setting. The candidates may be employed in the child care setting or working as volunteers.  To be eligible for CDA credentialing, students must:


  1. Be 18 years of age or older
  2. Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
  3. Over the last five years, have had at least 480 hours of experience working with children in a group setting or as a home visitor