Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Poster

Early Childhood Education providers serve an important community and cultural role regarding the education and care of our children. Early Childhood is seen as the foundation for education within our contemporary society. Early Childhood Education students who successfully complete the program of study will have acquired the requisite skills for obtaining employment or advancement in the field of early childhood care and education. This program includes both an academic base and methods courses that provide a balanced program for those wishing to pursue a four year program or begin a career as an early childhood care provider. Opportunities are available on campus to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education through Mayville State University.

Program Outcomes:

• Student will create a developmentally appropriate environment.
• Student will demonstrate a comprehensive curriculum.
• Student will demonstrate various assessment strategies.
• Student will demonstrate their ability to maintain positive relationships.

Program Characteristics

The Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education focuses on providing students with the knowledge, skills, and training required to prepare educators to work with young children. The National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is combined with the Spirit Lake Nation Dakota culture to ensure a well-rounded curriculum is provided to all students. Head Start and community daycares provide students the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning activities to enhance classroom instruction. Students provide care to children while earning credits to their degree using labs and observation rooms. The result is a foundation based in Early Childhood Education theory and Dakota culture in regard to the care of children.

Faculty

The Early Childhood Education faculty is a professional who has been employed in private and public sectors of education and business. She continues to participate in professional development and scholarly activity to enhance their knowledge and to serve as role models for life long learning.

Jackie Lampert

Jackie Lampert
701-766-1138
jackie.lampert@littlehoop.edu

 

Courses of Essential Studies

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
ENGL 100 Student Success - New Student Orientation FA,SP
1
ENGL 110 College Composition FA,SP,SU
3
ENGL 120 College Composition II* FA,SP,SU
3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking FA,SP 3
  ND:ARTS or ND:HUM or ND:HIST  
3
  ND:ARTS or ND:HUM or ND:HIST   3
ENGL 161 Dakota Language I FA,SP,SU
4
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology FA
3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology SP
3
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers FA,SP
3
  ND:MATH FA,SP,SU
3
  ND:LABSC  
4
DS 110 Dakota Culture and History FA,SP,SU
3
  TOTAL  
39

 

Core Classes

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
EC 210 Introduction to Early Childhood Education FA,SP,SU
3
EC 213 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood* SP
3
EC 220 Infants and Toddlers** SU
3
EC 233 Pre-K Methods and Materials* FA
3
EC 236 Social and Emotional Development** SU
3
EC 211 Observations, Assessment, Interpretation* FA 3
EC 235 Art, Music, and Play* SU 3
EC 237 Children with Special Needs* SP 3
EC 297 Early Childhood Student Internship* FA,SP
4
  TOTAL  
28

 

Possible Math and Humanities Electives

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
DSL 251 Dakota Language II* FA,SP,SU
4
MATH 103 College Algebra FA,SP,SU
3
MATH 106 Quantitative Reasoning I** FA,SP,SU
4
MATH 210 Elementary Statistics SP 3
BUSN 170 Entrepreneurship FA 3
  *Prerequisite or Co-requisites exist. See advisor for details.    
  **Alternate Summer Rotation    

 

Degree Program Total Credits.....67

 

ECE Certificate Program

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
EC 210 Intro to Early Childhood Education FA,SP
3
EC 211 Observations, Assessment, Interpretations FA
3
EC 213 Language and Literacy in ECE SP
3
EC 220/233 Infants and Toddlers or Pre-K Methods and Materials** SU, FA 3
EC 236 Social Emotional Development** SU 3
       
  **Alternate Summer Rotation    

 

Degree Program Total Credits.....15