Isothermal Community College

Health and Public Services

Early Childhood Education - Early Childhood Degree

Academic Development

if applicable

DRE 096
DRE 097
DRE 098
DMA 010
DMA 020
DMA 030
DMA 040
DMA 050
DMA 060
DMA 070
DMA 080

First semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
EDU 119 - Intro to Early Childhood Education None 4 4 Fall, Spring
EDU 131 - Child, Family, and Community DRE 097 3 3 Fall
EDU 144 - Child Development I DRE 097 3 3 Fall
EDU 151 - Creative Activities DRE 097 3 3 Fall
EDU 252 - Math and Science Activities DRE 098 2 3 Fall
ACA 122 - College Transfer Success (or) None 1 2 Fall, Spring, Summer
ACA 115 - Success and Study Skills None 1 2 Fall, Spring, Summer


Second semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
EDU 145 - Child Development II DRE 097 3 3 Spring
EDU 146 - Child Guidance DRE 097 3 3 Spring
EDU 153 - Health, Safety, and Nutrition DRE 097 3 3 Spring
EDU 184 - Early Childhood Intro Practicum EDU 119 and DRE 097 2 4 Fall, Spring
Elective Varies 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
EDU 259 - Curriculum Planning EDU 119 and DRE 098 3 3 Spring


Third semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
CIS 110 - Introduction to Computers None 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
ENG 111 - Writing and Inquiry DRE 098 or satisfactory placement test scores 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
Math or Natural Science Varies 3 4 Fall, Spring, Summer


Fourth semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
EDU 214 - Early Childhood Interim Practicum EDU 119, EDU 144, EDU 146, and DRE 098 4 10 Fall, Spring
EDU 234 - Infants, Toddlers, and Twos EDU 119 and DRE 098 3 3 Fall
Elective Varies 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
EDU 280 - Language and Literacy Activities DRE 098 3 3 Fall


Fifth semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
EDU 221 - Children with Exceptionalities EDU 144 and EDU 145/DRE 098 3 3 Fall
EDU 284 - Early Childhood Capstone Pract. EDU 119, EDU 144, EDU 145, EDU 146, EDU 151, EDU 184, EDU 214, and DRE 098 4 10 Fall, Spring
ENG 112 - Writing/Research in the Disc ENG 111 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
Humanities Elective Varies 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
PSY 150 - General Psychology Satisfactory placement scores or DRE 097 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer


Program contact

Dr. Alice McCluney

Early Childhood/School Age Education Instructor
Health and Public Service
amccluney@isothermal.edu
828-395-1444
Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology


Pathway types



Related Programs

Early Childhood Education - Administration Degree

Early Childhood Education - College Transfer Degree

Early Childhood Education - Special Education Degree

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