Preschool - Grade 3 Education

The Preschool to Grade 3 Education degree prepares students to work with children in early childhood centers and social service agencies. It provides the student with approved academic training for group teacher positions in state-licensed child care facilities. This program also provides a foundation of courses suitable for students interested in certification in early childhood education at a bachelor’s degree level.

For further information about this degree, contact faculty advisor, Lisa Stein, at (609) 343-4960/lstein@atlantic.edu or contact area coordinator, Heather Boone, at (609) 343-4934 or hboone@atlantic.edu.

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Analyze major theories of child development with emphasis on similarities and differences and the interaction of the four learning domains and models from infancy through age eight;
  • Evaluate family and community characteristics in relation to their role in the economic, political and cultural institutions of society;
  • Apply the goals, benefits and uses of assessment using observation, documentation and other appropriate assessment tools and approaches;
  • Recognize and apply effective approaches, strategies and tools to positively influence children’s development and learning;
  • Articulate and uphold ethical standards and other professional guidelines and engage in informed advocacy for children and the profession;
  • Document children’s development and apply the documentation to curriculum development.

(EDPR-Fall 2020)

 

General Education Courses

When a course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.

Communication

Choose: COMM110 or COMM120

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
9

Mathematics-Science-Technology

First General Education Science Course: life science - BIOL

Second General Education Science Course: physical science - CHEM, ESCI, or PHYS

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

Social Science

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
7

Humanities

Choose: ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100, SPAN111 or THEA110
(Select SPAN111 if you plan to transfer to Rutgers)

General Education Humanities course
(Select SPAN112 if you plan to transfer to Rutgers)

Choose: ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

 

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
9

History

Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
6

Diversity

Choose: GEOG102 or GEOG110

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
3

Technological Competency

(Is fulfilled with CISM125, CISM132, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.)

Total credits:
60

Recommended sequence of courses:

Third Semester

Choose: ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

Choose: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

Choose: COMM110 or COMM120

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Fourth Semester

Choose: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, or HIST104

Choose: GEOG102 or GEOG110

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Overview

Program

Education

Type

Associate in Arts