Early Childhood and Human Development

Earn Your Early Childhood Administration and Management Degree

The Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) in Early Childhood Administration and Management is an integrated program of study that provides an educational foundation in early childhood education plus administrative and management courses specifically related to the business needs and practices of early childhood directors, owners and other management-level staff.

CIPS Code: 13.0401

Required Courses 35
Course # Course Title Credits
CFS206 Child and Family Organizations: Management and Administration 3
CFS207 Organization and Community Leadership in Child and Family Organizations 3
CFS208 Child and Family Organizations: Fiscal Management and Grant Writing 3
EED200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
EED212 Guidance, Management and the Environment 3
EED215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3
EED220 Child, Family, Community and Culture 3
EED222 Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child 3
Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship (1) OR
Early Childhood Preschool Internship (1)
EED278* Early Learning: Curriculum and Instruction - Birth/Preschool 3
EED280* Observation and Assessment of Typical and Atypical Behaviors 3
FCS250* Portfolio Development and Professional Writing 3
FCS260* Family and Consumer Science Internship 1

Restricted Electives: 3
Students must select courses from any combination of the following prefixes for a total of 3 credits.
Course # Course Title Credits
CFSxxx* Any CFS Child/Family Studies Course 1-3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Shared Unique Number Number CIS1120 3
ECHxxx* Any ECH Early Childhood Education Course 1-3
EEDxxx* Any EED Early Education Course (not in required core) 1-3
ITDxxx* Any ITD Infant/Toddler Development Course 1-3


General Education Requirements 25-27
Core Credits 15-17
Course # Course Title Credits
First-Year Composition
First-Year Composition (3) Shared Unique Number Number ENG1101 AND
First-Year Composition (3) Shared Unique Number Number ENG1102


Oral Communication
Introduction to Communication Inquiry (3) OR
Public Speaking (3) OR
Small Group Communication (3) OR
Business Communication (3)
Critical Reading
CRE101* College Critical Reading OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment 3
Mathematical Concepts/Applications (3) OR
Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
Intermediate Algebra Accelerated (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment OR
Approved mathematics course which is required in a specific AAS program OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course


General Education Distribution: 10
Humanities and Fine Arts
EDU/ENH291 Children's Literature 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CFS205 Human Development 3
Natural Sciences
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area.
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  • The total amount of credits required for this degree is 63-65.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program
  • * Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
  • xxx Indicates any module.
  • ** Not all classes are offered every semester. Contact an academic advisor for additional information