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Early Childhood Education

Associate of Arts Degree

Be prepared to work with infants and children through the age of eight in a variety of settings. Learn how children develop and what their needs are at each stage of their lives. Coursework includes the history of early childhood education, children’s literature, how to communicate and form relationships with families and how to develop curriculum development. Practice skills learned during field experiences in early childhood settings and be able to utilize those skills in a career.

*Current First Aid and Child/Infant CPR Certifications are required at the time of graduation.

CourseCredits
Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
Infant and Toddler Care 2
Infant and Toddler Care Lab 1
Observation and Guidance of Young Children 3
Administration Early Childhood Education 3
Introduction to Teaching 2
Young Child Curriculum Planning & Development 2
Curriculum Planning/Dev Young Child Lab 1
Early Childhood Practicum 3
Intro to Special Education 3
Nutrition 2
Family Relations 3
Literature for Children 3
General Psychology 4
Developmental Psychology 3

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

CourseCredits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Arts 3
Lab Science 4
Mathematics 3
Oral Communications 3
University Studies 1

Total Credit Hours: 61

Early Childhood Education

Associate of Applied Science Degree

A degree in early childhood education from CWC prepares students to work with infants and children through the age of eight in a variety of settings. Students learn how children develop and what their needs are at each stage of their lives. Coursework includes the history of early childhood education, children’s literature, how to communicate and form relationships with families, guiding young children, curriculum development and most importantly opportunities to practice the skills being learned during field experiences in early childhood settings.

CourseCredits
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Infant and Toddler Care 2
Infant and Toddler Care Lab 1
Observation and Guidance of Young Children 3
Administration Early Childhood Education 
Young Child Curriculum Planning & Development
Curriculum Planning/Dev Young Child Lab 
Early Childhood Practicum 
Intro to Special Education 3
Nutrition 2
Family Relations 3
Literature for Children 3
General Psychology 4
Developmental Psychology 

 

 

Program Electives

Choose nine (9) credits from education courses, selected communication and psychology courses and others as approved

Current First Aid and Child/Infant CPR Certifications are required at the time of graduation.

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

CourseCredits
Writing Level I 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Oral Communications/ Writing Level 2 3
Mathematics/APPM/Lab Science 3
University Studies 1

Total Credit Hours: 60

Elementary Education

Associate of Arts Degree

The elementary education program provides students with a broad base of academic experiences in the subject areas necessary for teachers of young children - kindergarten through grade six. Coursework includes foundations of education, elementary math and science courses, educational psychology, special education, technology and literature courses. Students also have opportunities to practice skills being learned during field experiences in the k-5 setting.

CourseCredits
Public Speaking 3
Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
Introduction to Teaching 2
Teaching Literacy in the Elem School 3
Foundations of Special Education 3
Foundations of Education 3
Educational Psychology 3
Public School Practicum 2
Human Life Span Development 3
Educational Assessment 3
Teaching With Technology 3
Literature for Children 3
Mathematics for Elem School Teachers I 3
Mathematics for Elem School Teachers II 3
Fundamentals of the Physical Universe 4

Take one of the following courses:

CourseCredits
General Biology 4
Life Science 4

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

CourseCredits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Arts 3
University Studies 1

Total Credit Hours: 61

Secondary Education

Associate of Arts Degree

The secondary education program provides students with a solid base of academic experiences and allows for the additional study of the subject areas that are being prepared for at the middle and high school levels. Coursework includes foundations of education and special education, psychology, human lifespan development and educational technology. Specific subject area course electives are determined by the student. Students also have opportunities to practice skills being learned during field experiences in the middle school or high school setting.

CourseCredits
Public Speaking 3
Introduction to Teaching 2
Foundations of Special Education 3
Foundations of Education 3
Educational Psychology 3
Human Life Span Development 3
Educational Assessment 3
Public School Practicum 2
Teaching With Technology 3
General Psychology 4

Students must choose 8 electives in consultation with their advisor. Please see the course catalog for more details.

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

CourseCredits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Arts 3
Humanities 3
Lab Science 4
Mathematics 3
University Studies 1



Total Credit Hours: 60

Certificates

The After-School and Youth Development Certificate II recognizes successful completion of classroom education and field experience for students interested in working in after-school programs with school-aged children. The courses in this program explore the organization and development of after-school programs, planning curriculum and activities, and collaborating with schools, families, and the community.

Program Requirements

CourseCredits
Introduction to After-School Programs 3
Planning & Dev of After-School Programs 3
Partnerships in After-School Programs 3

 

Total Credit Hours: 9

  • Hands on Learning in the Education degree

    We help students apply the technology needed for the classroom. Students plan activities that incorporates classroom technology to prepare them for their career.”

    Assistant Professor Colleen Bartlett

  • Early Childhood

    I love how personalized the classrooms are and Colleen is a great instructor; with the small class sizes you get the help that you need.”

    Chantel Bolte

  • I had people in my life that didn't support me and then I had a few really great teachers that saw my potential and really helped me. I want to help others like that.”

    Crystal Santor, early childhood education major


Colleen Bartlett

Assistant Professor of Education

Colleen enjoys getting to know students and helping them find their path.