Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) Degree

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The Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Applied Science (ECE B.A.S.) degree is designed for students who desire to work as a lead teacher or administrator in an early learning setting, as well as those who already work in the field and seek ongoing professional development. The ECE B.A.S. degree is an extension of the Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, which is built around the statewide Stackable Certificates in Early Childhood Education. However, students with A.A. or A.A.S. degrees in other fields or bachelor’s degrees outside of early childhood education will be qualified to enter the baccalaureate degree program, potentially with some additional coursework.

Learning Outcomes

1. Promote child development

    • Identify and understand young children’s characteristics and needs from birth to 8 years of age
    • Identify the interaction of various influences on children’s development and learning
    • Create healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging environments for young children

2. Build family and community relationships

  • Describe diverse family and community characteristics
  • Support and engage families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships
  • Involve families and communities in young children’s development, understanding that families are the child’s first teachers

3. Observe, document and assess to support young children and families

  • Articulate the goals, benefits and uses of assessment
  • Know and use observation, documentation, assessment tools to identify strengths of children
  • Practice responsible assessment to promote positive outcomes for each child
  • Collaborate with colleagues and families

4. Use developmentally appropriate practices

  • Discuss how positive relationships and supportive interactions serve as the foundation for working with young children
  • Know and use a broad repertoire of teaching and learning strategies and approaches
  • Reflect on personal practice to promote positive outcomes

5. Use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum

  • Explain content knowledge and resources in academic areas
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research and structure of each content area
  • Utilize the process of inquiry
  • Design, implement and evaluate appropriate curriculum reflecting early learning standards

6.  Become a professional

  • Become involved with the early childhood field through professional and peer organizations
  • Articulate and uphold ethical standards and other early childhood professional guidelines
  • Engage in continuous, collaborative learning to inform practice
  • Integrate knowledgeable, reflective and critical perspectives on early education
  • Engage in informed advocacy for young children and the early childhood profession

Prerequisites

Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior coursework. Coursework earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this degree with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information.

Early Childhood Education BAS Prerequisites: EDUC&115 - Child Development, EDUC&130 - Guiding Behavior, EDUC&150 - Child, Family, and Community, ECED&107 - Health, Safety and Nutrition, ECED&160 - Curriculum Development, and ECED&170 - Environments, Young Children. 

Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer and advanced placement.

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Course Number

General Education Requirements
(60 credits including ENGL& 101 prerequisite)

Credit Hours

ENGL&101

Communication Skills: English Composition I (See note below.)

5

ENGL&102* or ENGL&235*

Communication Skills: English Composition II or Technical Writing

5

MATH100+

QSR Requirement (College level math at 100 or higher)

5

(varies)

Ten credits from Natural World courses (one course must include lab)

10

(varies)

Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts

15

(varies)

Ten credits from Individuals, Cultures, and Societies

10

(varies)

Ten credits from U.S. Cultures & Global Studies or ten additional credits from Individuals, Cultures, and Societies

10

Note: ENGL& 101 is counted toward general education requirements. Must be eligible for English 101 through English Placement Exam or completion of English 097/098.

 

Course Number

Elective Credits (60 credits)

(varies)                  

Any 100 and 200 level college credits not counted as General Education credits (commonly fulfilled by EDUC/ECED courses from associate degree)

 

 

Course Number

Upper Division Degree Requirements (60 credits)

Credit Hours

INFO300

Information Literacy for Undergraduate Research

2

ECE305

Early Childhood Education Approaches and History

3

ECE310

Cognition & General Knowledge

5

ECE315

Language, Literacy and Communication

5

ECE320

Creative Expression

3

ECE350

Practicum: Interactions

4

ECE355

Anti-Bias Education

3

ECE405

Partnership and Collaboration in Early Care and Education

3

ECE410

Inclusive Early Childhood Education

4

ECE415

Children and Media

3

ECE420

Social and Emotional Foundations

5

ECE430

Linguistically Diverse Learners

5

ECE450

Child Development and Assessment

5

ECE480

Leadership and Professional Community

5

ECE490

Capstone

5

Total Credits: 180
(excluding specific course prerequisites, including program prerequisites)

Total Credits: 180 (excluding prerequisites)

Suggested Sequence

This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, Summer Quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program.

Fall - year 1

Winter - year 1

Spring - year 1

Introduction to Information (2) INFO 300

Linguistically Diverse Learners
(5) ECE 430

Practicum: Interactions (4)
ECE 350

Early Childhood Education Approaches and History (3) ECE 305

Anti-Bias education (3) ECE 355

Cognition and General Knowledge (5) ECE 310

Language, literacy and communication
(5) ECE 315

Creative Expression (3) ECE 320

Fall - year 2

Winter - year 2

Spring - year 2

Partnership and Collaboration in Early Care and Education (3)
ECE 405

Social and Emotional Foundations (5)
ECE 420

Capstone (5)
ECE 490

Inclusive Early Childhood Education (4)
ECE 410

Child development and  Assessment (5) ECE 450

Leadership and Professional Community (5)
ECE 480

Children and media (3) ECE 415

 

Note: In addition to the above courses, students will be taking one (or more) general education course or elective each quarter.

Electives

Areas of Knowledge Distribution Requirements for BAS degree

Visual, Literary and Performing Arts (Humanities and Arts) 10 Credits

Art: ART &100, 101*, 102*, 103*, 104, 105, 110*, 111*, 112*, 113*, 114*, 115,* 121*, 122*, 123*, 163, 166*, 170, 201*, 202*, 203*, 205*, 206*, 207*, 210*, 211*, 212*, 213*, 214*, 215*, 216*,217*, 221*, 222*, 223*, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 281*, 282*, 283*, 284*, 285*, 290, 291

American Sign Language: ASL &121, &122, &123, 210, &221, &222, &223

Chinese: CHIN &121, &122, &123, &221, &222, &223

Communication: CMST &101, &102, 115, 145, 155, 175, 185, 195, 205, &210, 215, &220, &230, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285, 295

Drama: DRMA &101, 103, 105, 108*, 109*, 110*, 112, 114*, 116*, 120*, 121*, 122*, 123*, 131, 182*, 204*, 205*, 206*, 221*, 222*, 223*, 284, 285, 286

English: ENGL 104, 109, &111, &112, &113, &114, 117, 151, 152, 153, 201, 204, 205, 214, 218, 219, &224, &225, &226, &227, &228, 231, 232, 233, &235, 240, 241, &244, &245, &246, 251, 252, 253, &254, &256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 263, 265, 266, 267, 270, 291, 292, 293

 

French: FRCH &121, &122, &123, 204, 205, 206, 212, &221, &222, &223, 231, 232, 233

German: GERM &121, &122, &123

Humanities: HUM 104, 105, 110, 115, &116, &117, &118, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 150, 160, 200, 210, 234, 261, 270

Italian: ITAL 121, 122, 123

Japanese: JAPN &121, &122, &123, &221, &222, &223

Journalism: JRN 101, 102, 103

Linguistics: LAN 101, 110

Literature: LIT 236, 238

Music: MUSC 100, &105, 106, 109, 110, 113, 116, 117, 119*, 120*, 125, 126*, 127*, 128*, 130*, 134 - 140*, &141, &142, &143, 144*, 145*, 146*, 147*, 148*, 150*, 151*, 156*, 157*, 158*, 160, 161, 163, 164*, 165*, 166*, 171*, 172*, 173*, 182*, 185, 204, 205, 213, 221*, 222*, 223*, &231, &232, &233

Russian: RUSS &121, &122, &123

Spanish: SPA &121, &122, &123, &221, &222, &223, 236, 238

Vietnamese: VIET &121, &122, &123

Individuals, Cultures and Societies (Social Sciences) 10 Credits

You are required to complete a minimum of 10 credits from this category. Ten additional credits must be completed either from this category or US Cultures/Global Studies. 

American Ethnic Studies: AME 150, 151, 160, 201

Anthropology: ANTH &100, &106, 113, &125, 130, 135, 201, &206, &210, 211, 212, 213, &216, &227, &228, 275

American Sign Language: ASL 120, 125

Biology: BIOL 150

Economics: ECON 100, 102, &201, &202, 240

Environmental Science: ENV 150, 160, 170, 200, 202, 206, 208, 214, 294

Environmental Science: ENVS &101

Geography: GE0G 100&, 155, 200&, 205, 207, 230, 260

History: HIST 105, 106, 108, 120, &126, &127, &128, 131, &136, &137, 138, 140, 145, &146, &147, &148, 150, 191, 200, 208, 210, 211, 212, &214, &219, 221, 230, 241, 242, 251, 268, 269, 273


International Studies: ISP 101, 105, 110, 120, 160, 170, 201, 205, 210, 220, 234, 251, 255, 260, 261, 270

Philosophy: PHIL &101, 102, 110, 111, 118, 160, 215, 220, 240, 245, 250, 255, 267

Political Science: POLS &101, 111, 112, 170, &200, &202, &203, 205, 206, 213, 220, 255

Psychology: PSYC &100, 120, &200, 205, 207, 209, 210, 217, &220, 230, 235, 245, 250, 255, 257, 294

Religion: REL 150, 151

Sociology: SOC &101, 102, 105, 106, 107, 120, 130, 150, 170, &201, 220, 230, 245, 250, 253, 265, 275, 280

Social Science: SSC 101, 103, 187

Social Welfare: SWF 200

Women’s Studies: WMN 140, 200, 205, 213, 257

 The Natural World (Natural and Physical Sciences, Mathematics) 10 Credits

You are required to complete five credits of MATH&148 (Calculus). In addition, you must choose 5 credits from the courses below in a lab science (*asterisked below).

Anatomy & Physiology: BIOL 128*, &241*, &242* Astronomy: ASTR &100, 102, 104, &110*, 201

Biology: BIOL &100*, 102*, 106*, 107*, 109, 120*, 125*, 130*, 150, &160*, 161*, 195, 196, &211*, &212*, &213*, 228*, 229*, 239*, &260*, 282*, 285*, 286*, 287*, 290, SPS 201* Botany: BOT 110*, 112*, 113*

Chemistry: CHEM 106*, &110*, &121*, &122*, &123*, &131*, &139, &161*, &162*, &163*, 191*, 192*, 211*, &241, &242, &243, &251*, &252*, 255, 256

Environmental Science: ENV 150, 160, 170, 201, 202*, 203, 204*, 205, 206*, 208, 216*, 221, ENVS &101*



 U.S. Cultures and Global Studies - up to 10 Credits

You may complete up to 10 credits of the below. These 10 credits may also come from the Individuals, Cultures, & Societies category.

U.S. Cultures Classes at NSC

AME 150, 151, ANTH &106, &210, &216, ART 254, CMST 205, DRMA &101, ENGL 219, 231, 240, &245, &246, 257, 258, 291, HIST 131, &136, &137 140, &146, &147, &148, 150, 212, &214, &219, 230, HUM 105, 200, 210, ISP 105, MUSC 113, 204, PSYC &200, 245, SOC 102, 150, 245, WMN 140, 200

Global Studies Classes at NSC

ANTH 113, 130, &206, ART 255, DRMA 105, ECON &202, ENGL &256, 292, ENV 150, ENVS &101, GEG 230, 260, HIST &126, &127, &128, 200, 210, 251, 268 HUM 140, 160, 234, 261, ISP 101, 110, 160, 170, 201, 205, 210, 220, 234, 251, 255, 260, 261, MUSC 110, POLS &203, 220, SOC 170, WMN 205

Courses with “&” are associated with a new statewide common course numbering system.

Notes

What are some potential job titles?

  • Lead preschool teacher
  • Program supervisor
  • Program director
  • Child care center licensor

Program Contacts

Anne Garrett, Program Manager: anne.garrett@seattlecolleges.edu, (206) 934-4587

Samantha Dolan, Lead Faculty: samantha.dolan@seattlecolleges.edu, (206) 934-4625

Website: https://resources.northseattle.edu/programs/bas-early-childhood-education

Effective beginning: Winter 2017
Early Childhood Education BAS Degree
13.1210 / 406

B.A.S. Early Childhood Education Program

Program Manager
Anne Garrett
email
(206) 934-4587

Workforce Instruction Division

Location
2312B
Division Contacts
email
(206) 934-3730
Mailing Address
NSC Workforce Instruction Division
9600 College Way N
3NC2312B
Seattle, WA 98103
Dean
Laura Hopkins
 

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