2003-2004 UAF Catalog
Degrees and Programs
Early Childhood Education
College of Rural Alaska
Bristol Bay Campus (907) 842-5109
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Kuskokwim Campus (907) 543-4500
Northwest Campus (907) 443-2201
Tanana Valley Campus (907) 474-5240Certificate; Degree: A.A.S.
Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 30 credits;
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This program prepares students for employment and improves the skills of those currently employed in early childhood and child care programs. Graduates pursue many opportunities with child care centers, head start programs, early childhood education programs, child welfare service agencies, scouting services, staff training, program licensing and public school aid programs. This program meets standards specified by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and leads to state certification as an Early Childhood Education Associate II.
The certification program in early childhood is for students enrolling in college for the first time as well as those educated in other subject areas desiring retraining to seek employment in this field. Courses provide knowledge and skill training to assist students pursuing the field-based Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) and/or meet the education the training requirements of the state of Alaska for employment as directors or teachers in licensed centers. Coursework also fulfills minor or concentration requirements for degrees in other disciplines.
Students entering either the A.A.S. degree or certificate program should meet with a program advisor to discuss a program of studies and specific course approval. Students working toward either the certificate or degree may use the required early childhood courses offered by any of the UAF campus sites to meet graduation requirements.
A memorandum of agreement between the UAF's College of Rural Alaska and the University of Alaska Southeast provides for the distance delivery of a course of study in early childhood education to obtain an A.A.S. degree via distance delivery. This agreement will ensure that rural students wishing to obtain an associate degree in Early Childhood Education can do so without leaving their communities. Students should contact their advisor for assistance with the selection of appropriate general education courses and approved electives that meet the requirements of their campus for the degree.
1. Complete the certificate requirements.
* Students holding a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) may enroll in ECE 170 -- Practicum I for 1 credit. Students without a CDA must enroll for 3 credits.
Early Childhood Education -- A.A.S. Degree
* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
** Students holding a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) may enroll in ECE 170 -- Practicum I for 1 credit. Students without a CDA must enroll for 3 credits.
Minor1. Complete the following:
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