Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education - Dual Language

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Field of Interest: Education

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This bachelor’s degree has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). However, we are not currently enrolling students for this program. This award has been submitted to the Department of Education and is pending approval of Title IV Federal Financial Aid. Please check back in March 2023 for updates.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Early Childhood Education - Dual Language is designed to prepare individuals for employment in early childhood professions in dual language educational settings. The Bachelor`s degree includes advanced instruction in child development, curriculum design and development, theory and practice in the education of young children, and the intersections of family, community, and learning and development for dual language learners. Upon completion of the Bachelor’s of Arts, students may work as teachers of children from birth to third grade. The BA in Early Childhood Education - Dual Language degree provides a pathway for students seeking Arizona Department of Education Early Childhood Teacher Certification (Birth - Age 8 or Grade 3) with an endorsement in Bilingual Education and/or English as a Second Language. Certificates of Completion (CCL) in Foundation of Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Education, as well as the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Early Childhood Education are also available and embedded within the Bachelor’s of Arts.

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Field of Interest
Education
Type
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Academic Plan
Early Childhood Education - Dual Language (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
9304
Total Credits Required
120
Catalog Year
2022-2023
Effective Term
Fall 2023
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

For some employment and field experiences (including internship courses), students will be required to have a current Identity Verified Print (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card and a current TB test.

Students currently on a pathway to receive an Associate in Arts with an Emphasis in Early Childhood Education who are interested in pursuing the Bachelor’s of Arts in Early Childhood Education - Dual Language should consult with a faculty or academic advisor to determine courses needed to best align with this program.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Create relevant, culturally responsive, and developmentally appropriate learning experiences that celebrate, respect, and develop the heritage language and English language proficiencies of children from infancy to age eight.
  2. Cultivate reciprocal, respectful, culturally responsive relationships with diverse and multilingual families and communities that promote children`s awareness of and belief about self in multiple contexts.
  3. Synthesize current early childhood education standards, professional codes of ethics, reflective practices, and research in order to advocate for an equitable, diverse, and effective early childhood education profession.
  4. Design developmentally appropriate learning experiences that promote growth and development in multiple domains (physical, cognitive, socioemotional, language) with typically and atypically developing children.
  5. Employ interpersonal skills and practices to create a professional identity focused on curiosity as well as innovative and collaborative problem solving that elevates the belief all children can learn.
  6. Implement evidence-based strategies of language development and assessment in early childhood dual language settings that encourage the development of language skills and proficiencies in more than one language.
  7. Design meaningful developmentally-appropriate learning experiences that include structured language immersion strategies based on differentiated instruction to meet the diverse needs of students and families.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary

$77,680

Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare

$38,150

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

$47,960

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

$47,960

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

$29,310

Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary

$29,130

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2021.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CFS/ECH176 or
CFS235 or
EED205
Child Development or Developing Child: Theory into Practice, Prenatal to Age Eight or The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight Critical course Gateway course SB 3
EDU/ENH291 Children's Literature HU 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
FYE101 or
FYE103
Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success or Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success 1–3
MAT14+ College Mathematics MAT140 College Mathematics OR
MAT141 College Mathematics OR
MAT142 College Mathematics OR
MAT145 College Mathematics with Review OR
MAT146 College Mathematics with Review OR
Higher level course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area
MA 3–6

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
(CFS123 and
CFS125 and
ECH280)
or
EED215
(Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Settings and Safety In Early Childhood Settings and Food Experiences With Young Children) or Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3
EED200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education SB 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230 or
COM259 or
COM263
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication or Communication in Business and Professions or Elements of Intercultural Communication SB or L or C, G, SB 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
(CFS/ECH271 and
CFS282 and
ECH282)
or
EED212
(Arranging the Environment and Mainstreaming The Young Child With a Disability and Discipline/Guidance Of Child Groups) or Guidance, Management and the Environment 3
EDU/EED115 Digital Literacy for Teaching and Learning in Education CS 3
EED222 Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child: Birth to Age Eight C, SB 3
EED225 Language and Literacy in the Context of Culture and Relationships C 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
(CFS101AH and
ECH281)
or
EED210 or
ECH128
(Art Activities for the Young Child and Movement/Music for the Young Child) or Creative and Cognitive Play or Early Learning: Play And The Arts 2–3
(ECH140 and
ECH270)
or
EED280
(Learning Made Visible Through Documentation and Observing Young Children) or Standards, Observation and Assessment of Typical/Atypical Behaviors of Young Children Birth to Age 8 2–3
(CFS/ECH273 and
CFS/ECH275 and
ECH272 and
ECH279)
or
EED278
(Math for the Young Child and Literacy Development and the Young Child and Science For The Young Child and Early Childhood Curriculum Development) or Early Learning Curriculum and Instruction - Birth to Age Eight 3–4
EDU225 Professionalism and Ethics in Education 1
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EDU220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) L 3
CFS/ECH284AB or
(EED260 and
CFS/ECH284AA)
Early Childhood Teaching Internship or (Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship and Early Childhood Teaching Internship) 2–3
GCU/POS113 or
(HIS103 and
POS221)
United States and Arizona Social Studies or (United States History to 1865 and Arizona Constitution) H, SB or H, HU, SB and 3–4
ENG213 or
SLC201
Introduction to the Study of Language or Introduction to Linguistics HU, SB 3
SQ Natural Sciences Quantitative Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area SQ 4

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
(CFS/ECH269 and
CFS/ECH287)
or
EED255
(Child Care Seminar and Professional Development in Early Childhood Education) or Portfolio Development and Writing for the Profession 2–3
EED261 Early Childhood Preschool Internship Required if EED260 selected in Term 9 0–1
EEP311 Foundations of Dual Language Learning - Birth to Age Eight 3
EEP312 Family, Community, and School Collaboration for Dual Language Learners - Birth to Age Eight 3
EEP313 Bilingual and ESL Methods - Birth to Age Eight 3
EEP314 Teaching of Reading and Writing for Dual Language Learners - Birth to Age Eight 3
General Elective General Elective 0–3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEP315 Social Studies and Arts Methods for Dual Language Learners - Birth to Age Eight 3
EEP316 Math and Science Methods for Dual Language Learners - Birth to Age Eight 3
EEP411 Sheltered Instruction for Bilingual Settings - Birth to Age Eight 3
EEP412 Assessment of Dual Language Learners - Birth to Age Eight 3
General Elective General Elective 0–3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEP413 Reading Instructional Practices, Interventions, and Assessments - Birth through Adolescence 3
EEP414 Science of Reading and Systematic Phonics Instruction - Birth through Adolescence 3
EEP415 Student Teaching in a Dual Language K-3 Setting 3
General Elective General Elective 0–3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Note: Because you are viewing this pathway map on a mobile device, some columns below have been hidden. To view all columns, please rotate your device or view this page on a device with a larger screen.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CFS/ECH176 or
CFS235 or
EED205
Child Development or Developing Child: Theory into Practice, Prenatal to Age Eight or The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight Critical course Gateway course SB 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
FYE101 or
FYE103
Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success or Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success 1–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EED200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education SB 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EDU/ENH291 Children's Literature HU 3
MAT14+ College Mathematics MAT140 College Mathematics OR
MAT141 College Mathematics OR
MAT142 College Mathematics OR
MAT145 College Mathematics with Review OR
MAT146 College Mathematics with Review OR
Higher level course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area
MA 3–6

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
(CFS123 and
CFS125 and
ECH280)
or
EED215
(Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Settings and Safety In Early Childhood Settings and Food Experiences With Young Children) or Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230 or
COM259 or
COM263
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication or Communication in Business and Professions or Elements of Intercultural Communication SB or L or C, G, SB 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
(CFS/ECH271 and
CFS282 and
ECH282)
or
EED212
(Arranging the Environment and Mainstreaming The Young Child With a Disability and Discipline/Guidance Of Child Groups) or Guidance, Management and the Environment 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area SG or SQ 4

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EED222 Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child: Birth to Age Eight C, SB 3
GCU/POS113 or
(HIS103 and
POS221)
United States and Arizona Social Studies or (United States History to 1865 and Arizona Constitution) H, SB or H, HU, SB and 3–4

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
(CFS101AH and
ECH281)
or
EED210 or
ECH128
(Art Activities for the Young Child and Movement/Music for the Young Child) or Creative and Cognitive Play or Early Learning: Play And The Arts 2–3
EDU225 Professionalism and Ethics in Education 1
EED225 Language and Literacy in the Context of Culture and Relationships C 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
(ECH140 and
ECH270)
or
EED280
(Learning Made Visible Through Documentation and Observing Young Children) or Standards, Observation and Assessment of Typical/Atypical Behaviors of Young Children Birth to Age 8 2–3
(CFS/ECH273 and
CFS/ECH275 and
ECH272 and
ECH279)
or
EED278
(Math for the Young Child and Literacy Development and the Young Child and Science For The Young Child and Early Childhood Curriculum Development) or Early Learning Curriculum and Instruction - Birth to Age Eight 3–4
ENG213 or
SLC201
Introduction to the Study of Language or Introduction to Linguistics HU, SB 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CFS/ECH284AB or
(EED260 and
CFS/ECH284AA)
Early Childhood Teaching Internship or (Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship and Early Childhood Teaching Internship) 2–3
SQ Natural Sciences Quantitative Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area SQ 4

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EDU220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) L 3
(CFS/ECH269 and
CFS/ECH287)
or
EED255
(Child Care Seminar and Professional Development in Early Childhood Education) or Portfolio Development and Writing for the Profession 2–3
EED261 Early Childhood Preschool Internship Required if EED260 selected in Term 9 0–1

Term 11

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 11
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EDU/EED115 Digital Literacy for Teaching and Learning in Education CS 3
EEP311 Foundations of Dual Language Learning - Birth to Age Eight 3

Term 12

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 12
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEP312 Family, Community, and School Collaboration for Dual Language Learners - Birth to Age Eight 3
EEP313 Bilingual and ESL Methods - Birth to Age Eight 3

Term 13

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 13
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEP314 Teaching of Reading and Writing for Dual Language Learners - Birth to Age Eight 3
EEP315 Social Studies and Arts Methods for Dual Language Learners - Birth to Age Eight 3

Term 14

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 14
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEP316 Math and Science Methods for Dual Language Learners - Birth to Age Eight 3
EEP411 Sheltered Instruction for Bilingual Settings - Birth to Age Eight 3
General Elective General Elective 0–3

Term 15

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 15
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEP412 Assessment of Dual Language Learners - Birth to Age Eight 3
EEP413 Reading Instructional Practices, Interventions, and Assessments - Birth through Adolescence 3
General Elective General Elective 0–3

Term 16

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 16
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEP414 Science of Reading and Systematic Phonics Instruction - Birth through Adolescence 3
EEP415 Student Teaching in a Dual Language K-3 Setting 3
General Elective General Elective 0–3

General Electives

Select courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 120 semester credits. Consult with a faculty advisor, program director, and/or academic advisor to identify coursework that best aligns with academic and professional goals
Recommended:
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
NAV+++ Any NAV Navajo course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)

SPA115 Beginning Spanish Conversation I 3
SPA116 Beginning Spanish Conversation II 3

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

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

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