Associate in Applied Science in Instructional Assistance

Early Care Education

Degree Information

Academic Plan Code

3119

Credits

60–65

Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Instructional Assistance program is designed to prepare students for employment as an assistant to the classroom teacher in grades K through 12. The program emphasizes the philosophical, cultural, and linguistic processes involved in teaching children through required coursework in foundations of education combined with practical application within practicum experiences.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15
RC EDU221 Introduction to Education 3
FYC ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
Mathematics MAT102 Mathematical Concepts/Applications 3
RE Restricted Electives 6

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
13–18
RC CFS176 or
ECH176
Child Development or
Child Development
3
Critical Rdg CRE101 College Critical Reading 0–3
RC EDU222 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner 3
FYC ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
RC BPC110 or
CIS105 or
ETL102
Computer Usage and Applications or
Survey of Computer Information Systems or
Educational Application of Technology
1–3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
16
Oral Comm COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication or
Public Speaking or
Small Group Communication
3
RC EDU230 Cultural Diversity In Education 3
NS Natural Science Any general education course from the Natural Sciences area 4
RE Restricted Electives 6

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
16
RC EDU220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) 3
HUM EDU291 or
ENH291
Children's Literature or
Children's Literature
3
RE Restricted Electives 7
SB HIS103 or
POS110 or
POS227
United States History to 1865 or
American National Government or
United States and Arizona Social Studies
3

Program Electives

Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Electives requirements.

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RE CFS101AR Learning With Toys 1
RE CFS160 Using Music, Speech, And Movement With Children's Literature 1
RE ECH128 Early Learning: Play And The Arts 3
RE ECH273 Math for the Young Child 1
RE ECH274 Books and Verse for the Young Child 1
RE ECH275 Literacy Development and the Young Child 1
RE ECH279 Early Childhood Curriculum Development 1
RE EDU101++ EDU101++ 1–3
RE EDU111 Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches for Science and Mathematics I 1
RE EDU112 Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches for Science and Mathematics II 1
RE EDU233 Structured English Immersion (SEI) and English as a Second Language (ESL) Teaching Methods 3
RE EDU270 Learning and the Brain 3
RE EDU272 Educational Psychology 3
RE EDU282++ or
EED282++
EDU282++ or
EED282++
1–3
RE EDU292 or
HUM292 or
STO292
The Art of Storytelling or
The Art of Storytelling or
The Art of Storytelling
3
RE EDU298++ EDU298++ 1–3
RE EED212 Guidance, Management and the Environment 3
RE EED215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3
RE EED245 Early Learning: Language Acquisition and Literacy Development 3
RE EED272 Early Childhood Educational Psychology 3
RE EED278 Early Learning: Curriculum And Instruction - Birth/Preschool 3
RE EED280 Standards, Observation & Assessment Of Typical/Atypical Behaviors Of Young Children Birth Age Eight 3
RE POS221 Arizona Constitution 1
RE PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 3
RE SLC201 Introduction to Linguistics 3
RE SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3
RE SOC140 Race and Ethnic Relations 3
RE SWU171 Introduction to Social Welfare 3
RE THP211 Creative Drama 3
RE ENG213 or
EPD260
Introduction to the Study of Language or
Technology in Education Overview
3
RE BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or
Survey of Computer Information Systems
3
RE EDU236 or
EDU253
Classroom Relationships or
Managing the Classroom
3
RE Foreign Language Choose from following Foreign Language courses ARB, FRE, GER, ITA, JPN, SPA, SLG 6–8

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Instructional Assistance (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=74941).