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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Early Childhood Education, A.S.

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2259: A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education (60 Credit Hours)
CIP: 13.1210
FL CIP: 1413121004
SOC: 25-2011

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in the early childhood field. This program combines theoretical, practical and supportive courses. Students will practice acceptable early childhood techniques with children in the on-campus laboratory preschool. With careful planning, A.S. degree candidates may also complete sufficient additional hours to qualify for the Associate in Arts degree. For information on this option, consult the Advising Department.

To comply with Florida state law, Chapter 402.305 2(a), each prospective student must be fingerprinted and undergo an FDLE Level II background screening. The cost of these procedures is the responsibility of the student. Information received is confidential and is required to determine the prospective student’s eligibility to work with children. Additional information about this program can be found at CF.edu/Education.

This program is eligible for federal and state financial aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office for further information about your individual eligibility.

The Economic Security Report provides students, parents, and others with employment, earnings, and other outcome information on graduates of Florida’s public institutions of higher education, e.g., State University System, Florida College System, and District Technical Centers. To view the report, please go to https://pr.cf.edu/files/community/economic-security-report.pdf.


Program Electives

  • Elective Credits: 3

One of the following:

SPC 2608 Effective Speaking is preferred. However, students may select one of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:

Total Credit Hours: 60

** This course may be used to satisfy the Gordon Rule requirement.

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