AGS Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Degree

The Associate of General Studies Early Childhood Infant/Toddler degree will be conferred on those who successfully complete 64-65 credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Graduates will complete 31-32 credits of general education requirements.

The degree is designed for those who wish to continue their personal development through the equivalent of two years of post-high school education and may be planning to transfer to a four-year college or university.

The objectives of the degree is to: (1) offer a distinct and innovative degree alternative, (2) provide tangible recognition to the concept that education is a lifelong process, (3) enable a student to pursue a special occupational field that has both lower division and upper division options, and/or (4) meet specific work-related mandates while completing more general education courses to transfer to a four-year college or university.



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS • 31-32 Cr.

English • 6 cr.

  • ENL 101 College Composition I • 3 cr.
  • ENL 102 College Composition II • 3 cr.
  • or
  • ENL 109 Technical Writing • 3 cr.

Mathematics • 3-4 cr.

  • MAT 105 Mathematics for General Education • 3 cr.
  • or
  • MAT 112 Algebra II: Intermediate • 3 cr.
  • or
  • MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra • 4 cr.(or a course for which MAT 121 is a prerequisite)

Discipline Studies:

Arts and Humanities • 6 cr.

Courses must be selected from the following list and from at least two disciplines:

  • ART 101 Understanding Art • 3 cr.
  • ART 115 Art History I • 3 cr.
  • ART 116 Art History II • 3 cr.
  • ENL 220 World Literature I • 3 cr.
  • ENL 221 World Literature II • 3 cr.
  • ENL 224 English Literature I • 3 cr.
  • ENL 225 English Literature II • 3 cr.
  • HUM 150 Humanities in the Western World I • 3 cr.
  • HUM 151 Humanities in the Western World II • 3 cr.
  • MUS 150 Music Appreciation • 3 cr.
  • PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy • 3 cr.
  • PHL 105 Introduction to Ethics • 3 cr.
  • SPT 130 Introduction to Theatre • 3 cr.
  • SPT 150 Introduction to Film • 3 cr.
  • SPT 155 History of Television • 3 cr.

Physical and Biological Sciences • 4 cr.

Courses must be selected from the following list:

  • BIO 100 Biology Concepts • 4 cr.
  • BIO 105 Environmental Biology • 4 cr.
  • BIO 160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I • 4 cr.
  • BIO 181 General Biology I • 4 cr.
  • BIO 182 General Biology II • 4 cr.
  • CHM 130 Fundamental Chemistry • 4 cr.
  • CHM 151 General Chemistry I • 4 cr.
  • CHM 152 General Chemistry II • 4 cr.
  • GEO 111 Physical Geography • 4 cr.
  • GLG 101 Introduction to Geology I - Physical • 4 cr.
  • GLG 102 Introduction to Geology II - Historical • 4 cr.
  • PHY 113 General Physics I • 4 cr.
  • PHY 114 General Physics II • 4 cr.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (from two disciplines) • 6 cr.

  • ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology • 3 cr.
  • BUS 140 Principles of Economics - Macro • 3 cr.
  • BUS 141 Principles of Economics - Micro • 3 cr.
  • GEO 110 World Regional Geography • 3 cr.
  • HIS 105 U.S. History to 1877 • 3 cr.
  • HIS 106 U.S. History since 1877 • 3 cr.
  • HIS 155 Western Civilization to 1700 • 3 cr.
  • HIS 156 Western Civilization since 1700 • 3 cr.
  • POS 110 American Government • 3 cr.
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology • 3 cr.
  • PSY 200 Psychology of Adjustment • 3 cr.
  • PSY 240 Developmental Psychology • 3 cr.
  • SOC 120 General Sociology • 3 cr.
  • SOC 121 Social Problems in America • 3 cr.
  • SOC 130 Racial, Ethnic & Gender Relations in Modern Society • 3 cr.
  • SOC 225 Sociology of the Family • 3 cr.
Additional courses that will meet AGS Early Childhood discipline studies requirement • 6 cr. (minimum)

Includes additional courses listed in any of the discipline studies or from the following list:

Foreign Language
  • FRE 101 Elementary French I • 4 cr.
  • FRE 102 Elementary French II • 4 cr.
  • GER 101 Elementary German I • 4 cr.
  • GER 102 Elementary German II • 4 cr.
  • SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I • 4 cr.
  • SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II • 4 cr.

Computer Science

  • CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Science • 3 cr.

Verbal Communication

  • SPT 120 Public Speaking • 3 cr.

CORE REQUIREMENTS • 29 cr.

  • ECD 100 Providing a Healthy Environment • 1 cr.
  • ECD 102 Ensuring a Safe Environment • 1 cr.
  • ECD 103 Planned Arrangements and Schedules • 1 cr.
  • ECD 108 Techniques for Observing Children • 1 cr.
  • ECD 110 Building Relationships with Parents Through Communication • 1 cr.
  • ECD 112 Enhancing Family Involvement • 1 cr.
  • ECD 143 Inclusion of Children With Special Needs • 2 cr.
  • ECD 154 Environments for Infants and Toddlers • 1 cr.
  • ECD 155 Curriculum and Learning Materials for Infants • 1 cr.
  • ECD 156 Curriculum and Learning Materials for Toddlers • 1 cr.
  • ECD 158 Developing and Utilizing Observations Skills in Infant and Toddler Programs • 1 cr.
  • ECD 159 Recordkeeping Skills for Infant/Toddler Care • 1 cr.
  • ECD 163 Cognitive Development of Infants and Toddlers • 1 cr.
  • ECD 164 Practical Applications of Cognitive Development • 1 cr.
  • ECD 165 Language Development of Infants and Toddlers • 1 cr.
  • ECD 166 Encouraging Autonomy and Positive Self-Concept • 1 cr.
  • ECD 167 Guidance and Discipline of Infants and Toddlers • 1 cr.
  • ECD 168 Enhancing Social Competence of Infants/Toddlers • 1 cr.
  • ECD 169 Sensorimotor Learning in Infancy and Toddlerhood • 1 cr.
  • ECD 172 Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood • 1 cr.
  • ECD 101 The Child's Total Learning Environment • 1 cr.
  • ECD 175 Professionalism • 1 cr.
  • ECD 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Education • 3 cr.
  • ECD 250 Child Development I • 3 cr.

REQUIRED ELECTIVES • 4 cr.

Four credits of unduplicated electives must be taken from any area (with the exception of 199s and 299s).