Early Childhood Education
Spokane Falls Community College
3410 West Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, WA 99224-5298
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Degrees and Certificates
AAS-T - SFCC
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The AAS-T is an associate degree providing comprehensive core early childhood content (51-52 credits) based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Washington State Skill standards. The balance of the degree is made up of significant general education coursework which is necessary for transfer.
Graduation requirements for AAS-T in Early Childhood Education Development: 91-92 credits from the associate in arts degree and the associate in applied science degree:
Communication Skills: 10 credits of English composition, or 5 credits of English composition and 5 credits of speech
Quantitative Skills: 5 credits from quantitative reasoning courses – mathematics
Humanities: 5 credits from group A and 5 credits from group B or C
Social Sciences: 5 credits from group A and 5 credits from group B
Mathematics/Science: 5 credits from a laboratory course in group B sciences
Writing and Diversity: At least one 5-credit writing-intensive course (“W” designated course) must be included within the distribution. At least 5 credits must be chosen from the approved list of diversity courses (“D” designated course).
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will demonstrate proficiency in the seven Critical Work Functions for the Washington State Skill Standards for the Lead Early Childhood Teacher.
Students will demonstrate proficiency in both written and oral communication.
Students will demonstrate the ability to manage resources relevant to the Early Childhood Education profession.