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Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program. + indicates course has a prerequisite and/or corequisites. ++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

The Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) in Early Childhood Administration and Management is an integrated program of study that provides an educational foundation in early childhood education plus administrative and management courses specifically related to the business needs and practices of early childhood directors, owners and other management-level staff.

Required Courses Credits: 35

CFS206Child and Family Organizations: Management and Administration3
CFS207Organization and Community Leadership in Child and
Family Organizations3
CFS208Child and Family Organizations: Fiscal Management and
Grant Writing3
EED200Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
EED212Guidance, Management and the Environment3
EED215Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness3
EED220Child, Family, Community and Culture3
EED222Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child3
EED260Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship (1) OR
EED261Early Childhood Preschool Internship (1)1
EED278Early Learning: Curriculum and Instruction - Birth/Preschool3
EED280Observation and Assessment of Typical and Atypical Behaviors3
FCS250Portfolio Development and Professional Writing3
FCS260Family and Consumer Science Internship1

Restricted Electives

Students must select courses from any combination of the following prefixes for a total of 3 credits.
Selected courses must be in addition to those in the Required Courses area.
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
CFS+++ Any CFS Child/Family Studies course1-3
ECH+++ Any ECH Early Childhood Education course1-3
EED+++ Any EED Early Education course1-3
ITD+++ Any ITD Infant/Toddler Development course1-3

General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 22-27
First-Year Composition Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
Oral Communication Credits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
Math Credits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
Humanities and Fine Arts Credits: 3
EDU/ENH291Children's Literature3
Natural Sciences Credits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Social and Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
CFS205Human Development3

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Major: 3109
First Term: 2015 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-65
CIPS code: 13.0401
Initiating College: Rio Salado College
Program Availability: - GCC MCC RSC
Occupational Area: Education and Training
Instructional Council: Family and Consumer Sciences (34)
GPA: 2.00