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Bryan Thomas
Department Chair for Education
(615) 220-7812
bthomas@mscc.edu
Building STAH, Office 114

Michelle McEwen, Secretary II
Department of Education
(615) 220-7878
mmcewen@mscc.edu
Smyrna Center, Building STAH

Early Childhood Education

Associate of Science (University Parallel-Area of Emphasis)

In Partnership with:
Tennessee State University (TSU) Degree Checklist

Program Description

Classes offered in the Early Childhood Education Associate of Science degree program are intended to prepare students for completion of a four-year degree program in partnership with TTU. Therefore, in addition to core collegiate coursework, students will also be introduced to the following:
  • practices relating to safety, health and nutrition as it relates to the early childhood setting and how to apply these practices in creating an appropriate learning environment
  • how to successfully integrate today's instructional technology in the classroom
  • a conceptual approach to the study of the properties of number sets within the real number system
  • a review of measurement, congruence, similarity, and graphing and the historical development of geometry as a tool
  • a review of topics including general physics and chemistry as it relates to the early elementary classroom

Practical Experience

Certain skills and instructional concepts will be reinforced through participation in the following activities:
  • first-aid care and a review of nutritional information
  • exposure to modern instructional technology
  • introduction to tools for problem solving, sets, functions, logic, numeration systems and properties of operation
  • creation of geometric models and manipulatives
  • study of general physics and chemistry properties

Career Opportunities

  • pre-school teacher
  • resource teacher
  • elementary school teacher