Pre-Major, Early Childhood Development and Education
Associate in Arts Degree
This pre-major is designed for the student who plans to transfer to the University of Central Florida as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. If this pre-major transfers to a limited-access program, you are responsible for completing the specific requirements of the institution to which you will transfer as completion of this pre-major does not guarantee admission to an upper division limited-access program. If you are planning to attend a college other than UCF, and need specific transfer information, meet with a Valencia advisor to review your transfer plans, and check the transfer institution catalog for specific degree requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to take electives that relate to their intended baccalaureate degree program.
Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take SLS 1122 (3 credits), ENC1101 (3 credits), and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits). The remaining courses should be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.A. Pre-Majors (or articulated pre-majors for those tabs). For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, you can create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.
In order to be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status for financial aid, courses for which you are enrolled must count toward your Associate in Arts degree (36 credits of general education and 24 credits of electives). Courses listed in this plan may not be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status financial aid if you took other course work outside of this plan (examples include prior course work from prerequisites, changing a major, and transfer course work not included in this plan).
These are courses that are required for the noted major at Florida public universities. For more information on common prerequisites, check the statewide advising manual at floridashines.org.
A Math Pathway is the recommended math course sequence that leads to completion of the General Education math requirement that a student would take within his/her Meta-Major. The Meta-Majors are a collection of eight academic clusters that have related courses. The intent of selecting a Meta-Major is to help you choose a major and degree based on your interests, knowledge, skills and abilities. The recommended math pathway for this transfer plan is the Arts/Humanities/Communications/Design path; see the program requirements tab for specific courses. Advisors are available on all campuses to discuss Meta-Majors and to help you review transfer institution catalogs for specific math requirements
- To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning centered environment
- To advance physical and intellectual competence
- To support social and emotional development and to provide positive guidance
- To establish positive and productive relationships with families
- To ensure a well-run, purposeful program that is responsive to participants needs
- To maintain a commitment to professionalism
|ENC 1101||FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~||3|
|SPC 1608||FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~||3|
|ENC 1102||Freshman Comp II +*~||3|
|SLS 1122||New Student Experience ~||3|
|PHI 2010||Philosophy ~||3|
|or THE 1000||INTRODUCTION TO THEATER|
|Humanities||See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement (GR) +*~^||3|
|MGF 1106||COLLEGE MATHEMATICS +*~||3|
|MAC 1105||College Algebra +*~||3|
|BSC 1005||Biological Science ~||3|
|Science||See Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirements ~||3|
|Social Science Credits|
|POS 2041||U.S. Government ~^||3|
|Social Science||See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirements (GR) +*~||3|
|Additional Common Prerequisites|
|EDF 2005||Int to the Teaching Profession +#||3|
|or EEC 2001||Intro to Early Childhood Educ.|
|EDF 2085||Int to Diversity for Educators +*#||3|
|EME 2040||Intro to Tech for Educators +#||3|
|EDF 2130||CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS||3|
|EEC 2732||Health, Safety, Nutrition||3|
|ARE 2000||Art and Creativity||3|
|MUE 2211||Early Child Music and Movement||3|
|SYG 2010||Contemporary Amer Soc Problems||3|
|Total Credit Hours||60|
This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.
This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.
This is a General Education course.
This course is a common prerequisite state for the degree listed in flvc.org
These courses will satisfy the common prerequisite requirement for 6 hours with an international or diversity focus as required.
Denotes a Gordon Rule course.
Students with a National Child Development Associate (CDA) which includes documented field experience and a completed portfolio, shouldl complete a request for credit in EEC 2001, EEC 2732, and ARE 2000.