Early Childhood Education
A.A. Transfer Degree
Professor Christopher Fogarty
This curriculum has been designed to help students select courses which are likely to apply to a major in Early Childhood Education. This program meets the guidelines of the Illinois Articulation Initiative Baccalaureate Major Panel for Early Childhood Education. Students should obtain a copy of the Associate in Arts Degree Worksheet and should visit the IAI Web site at www.itransfer.org to get specific transfer course equivalencies for participating Illinois colleges and universities.
State Certification Requirements in Early Childhood Education
To teach young children (birth to age 8) in Illinois public schools, teachers must be certified by the State of Illinois upon completion of their baccalaureate degree program. To transfer into an approved baccalaureate program in Early Childhood Education as a junior, students must complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Since admission is competitive, completion of the courses recommended does not guarantee admission. Community college students are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts degree prior to transfer. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is usually required for program admission, and passage of a basic skills test (reading, writing, grammar, and math) also is required.
For more information, contact associate professor and coordinator of education, Christopher Fogarty at (708) 709-3628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.