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EDUCATION

GAIN THE SKILLS TO BE AN EFFECTIVE TEACHER

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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. 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.
Course Number Course Credits
EDEC 1020Introduction to Early Childhood Education3
EDEC 1030Infant and Toddler Care2
EDEC 1035Infant and Toddler Care Lab1
EDEC 1100Observation and Guidance of Young Children3
EDEC 1200Administration in Early Childhood Education3
EDEC 1300Curriculum Planning and Development for Young Children2
EDEC 1305Curriculum Planning/Dev Young Child Lab1
EDEC 2000Engaging Families in Early Childhood Education Settings3
EDEC 2200Early Childhood Practicum3
EDFD 1101Intro to Education2
EDEL 2280Literature for Children3
EDEX 2484Intro to Special Education3
FCSC 1140Nutrition2
ITEC 2360Teaching With Technology3
PSYC 1000General Psychology4
PSYC 2300Psychology of Child Development3
Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.
Writing Level I (WR1) 3 credits
Writing Level II (WR2) 3 credits
American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000) 3 credits
ARTS 3 credits
HUM (in program)
LSCI 4 credits
MATH 3 credits
ORAL 3 credits
SOC (in program)
UNST 1 credits

Total Credit Hours: 64

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE

Course Number Course Credits
EDEC 1020Introduction to Early Childhood Education3
EDEC 1030Infant and Toddler Care2
EDEC 1035Infant and Toddler Care Lab1
EDEC 1100Observation and Guidance of Young Children3
EDEC 1200Administration in Early Childhood Education3
EDEC 1300Curriculum Planning and Development for Young Children2
EDEC 1305Curriculum Planning/Dev Young Child Lab1
EDEC 2000Engaging Families in Early Childhood Education Settings3
EDEC 2200Early Childhood Practicum3
EDEL 2280Literature for Children3
EDEX 2484Intro to Special Education3
EDFD 1101Intro to Education2
FCSC 1140Nutrition2
ITEC 2360Teaching With Technology3
PSYC 1000General Psychology4
PSYC 2300Psychology of Child Development3
Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.
Writing Level I (WR1) 3 credits
American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000) 3 credits
MATH/APPM/LSCI 3 credits
Student must complete six (6) credits of general education courses distributed over two (2) different general education areas, one of which is either WR2 or ORAL (HUM and SOC are in the program – must complete a WR2 or ORAL).
ORAL/WR2 3 credits
UNST 1 credits

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.
Course Number Course Credits
COMM 2010Public Speaking3
EDEC 1020Introduction to Early Childhood Education3
EDEL 2140Teaching Literacy in the Elem School3
EDEX 2484Intro to Special Education3
EDFD 1101Intro to Education2
EDFD 2020Foundations of Education3
EDFD 2100Educational Psychology3
EDFD 2450Human Life Span Development3
EDST 2250Educational Assessment3
EDUC 2100Practicum in Teaching3
HLED 2006Health for Elementary Educators1
ITEC 2360Teaching With Technology3
LIBS 2280Literature for Children3
MATH 1100Number and Operations for Elementary School Teachers0
MATH 1105Data, Probability and Algebra for Elementary School Teachers3
PHYS 1090Fundamentals of the Physical Universe4

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

Writing Level I (WR1) 3 credits
Writing Level II (WR2) 3 credits
American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000) 3 credits
ARTS 3 credits
HUM (in program)
LSCI (in program)
MATH* (in program)
ORAL (in program)
SOC (in program)
UNST 1 credits

* MATH 1400 highly recommended and required if going out of state

Freshman ARTS in the fall should be a 3 credit Music course.  Substitute Teaching Permit.

Total Credit Hours: 62

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.
Course Number Course Credits
COMM 2010Public Speaking3
EDEX 2484Intro to Special Education3
EDFD 1101Intro to Education2
EDFD 2020Foundations of Education3
EDFD 2100Educational Psychology3
EDFD 2450Human Life Span Development3
EDST 2250Educational Assessment3
EDUC 2100Practicum in Teaching3
ITEC 2360Teaching With Technology3
PSYC 1000General Psychology4
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.
Writing Level I (WR1) 3 credits
Writing Level II (WR2) 3 credits
American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000) 3 credits
ARTS 3 credits
HUM 3 credits
LSCI** 4 credits
MATH* 3 credits
ORAL (in program)
SOC (in program)
UNST 1 credits

*Students transferring out of Wyoming should take MATH 1400, College Algebra.

 Students planning to teach Physical Education or Science should take MATH 1400, College Algebra.

**Students planning to teach Science should take BIOL 1010.

Substitute Teaching Certificate required

 Students planning to teach Physical Education or Science should take MATH 1400, College Algebra.

**Students planning to teach Science should take BIOL 1010.

Total Credit Hours: 60

EARLY CHILDHOOD ENDORSEMENT

CERTIFICATE II

Any teacher with a current, valid license in one teaching area may apply to add additional teaching endorsement areas to their license. An applicant may add this endorsement area by completing this approved educator preparation program in the desired teaching field. If the individual does not already hold a teaching endorsement at the grade level(s) of the added endorsement, the program must include student teaching and/or a practicum at the grade level(s) of the added endorsement. The Early Childhood Endorsement Certificate II meets those requirements and has been approved by the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board. The certificate includes instruction in early childhood education, growth and development, guiding children’s behavior, planning instruction, and working with families. The student will complete a 12-hour practicum in an early childhood classroom.

Course Number Course Credits
EDEC 1020Introduction to Early Childhood Education3
EDEC 1100Observation and Guidance of Young Children3
EDEC 2000Engaging Families in Early Childhood Education Settings3
EDEC 2470Endorsement Practicum3
EDEC 3220School Programs for Young Children3
EDEC 4320Oral and Written Language Acquisition3
EDEL 2280Literature for Children3
FCSC 2121Child Development0

Total Credit Hours: 24

EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT

CERTIFICATE II

Any teacher with a current, valid license in one teaching area may apply to add additional teaching endorsement areas to their license. An applicant may add this endorsement area by completing this approved educator preparation program in the desired teaching field. If the individual does not already hold a teaching endorsement at the grade level(s) of the added endorsement, the program must include student teaching and/or a practicum at the grade level(s) of the added endorsement. The Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement Certificate II meets those requirements and has been approved by the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board. The certificate includes instruction in special education, planning and developing curriculum for children with special needs, differentiating instruction, working with families, and legal issues in early childhood special education. The student will complete a 45-hour practicum in an early childhood special education classroom.

Course Number Course Credits
EDCI 4580Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement Practicum3
EDEC 4230Creating Curriculum for Children with Special Needs3
EDEC 4250Laws and Litigation in Early Childhood Special Education2
EDEC 4320Oral and Written Language Acquisition3
EDEC 4350Health Management Issues in Early Education3
EDEX 2484Intro to Special Education3
EDEX 3340Differentiating Instruction in Diverse Classrooms3
FCSC 4124Families of Young Children with Special Needs0

Total Credit Hours: 23

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Bachelor of Applied Science

The BAS in Early Childhood Education provides the student with a broad base of academic experiences in the subject areas necessary for teachers of young children Pre-Kindergarten to 3rd grade. Coursework includes foundations of education, elementary math and science courses, educational assessment, psychology, special education, technology, and literacy courses. The student will have opportunities to practice skills being learned during field experiences and student teaching in the K-3 setting.

MEET YOUR PROFESSOR

PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION

Dr. Colleen Bartlett has had the opportunity to work in many different settings, she began working in child care and went on to work with older children in preschool and the public school system. She has a unique perspective on early intervention and education and how important it is.
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Vonda Wells

INSTRUCTOR OF EDUCATION

Dr. Colleen Bartlett has had the opportunity to work in many different settings, she began working in child care and went on to work with older children in preschool and the public school system. She has a unique perspective on early intervention and education and how important it is.