The Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education is designed for students desiring to become employed in early childhood education fields. Employment opportunities exist in pre-school, Head-Start centers, child development centers, and public school systems.

Course Requirements ACTS Index # Credit Hours
EDCC 1001 Child Care Orientation Training
EDCC 1003 Foundation of Early Childhood Education
EDCC 1013 Child Growth & Development
EDCC 1023 Environments for Young Children
EDCC 1011 Pediatric CPR & First Aid
EDCC 2403 Math & Science for Early Childhood
EDCC 2303 Literacy & Lang. Arts for Early Childhood
EDCC 2013 Child Behavior & Guidance
EDCC 1223 Early Childhood Learning Environments
EDCC 1213 Child Development
ENGL 1013 Composition I ENGL 1013
ENGL 1023 Composition II ENGL 1023
MATH 1053 College Algebra (or) MATH 1103
MATH 1153 Quantitative Literacy MATH 1113
PSYC 2303 General Psychology
PSYC 2313 Developmental Psychology
SOCI 2413 Sociology
SPCH 1313 Principles of Speech
BIOL 2203 Biology (or)
PHSC 1024 Physical Science
CISS 1013 Introduction to Computers
EDUC 2103 K-12 Educational Technology
PHED 1213 Personal and Community Health HEAL 1003
Total 60

*Students may be granted credit for completed CDA coursework up to 15 credit hours.


The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as “No Comparable Course.”  Additionally, courses with a “D” frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary. ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the ADHE website and selecting Course Transfer ( Courses not having an ACTS number may also transfer. Please consult the receiving institution for complete transfer information.