MSU Billings Catalog

Education Program of Study Associate of Arts Degree

Provides the student with the knowledge and skills to work in the capacity of a paraeducator in early childhood education and can serve as a career ladder to Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education leading to teacher licensure and other professional opportunities.

General Education Requirements31
General Education same as elementary program. Students should consult with their faculty advisors to determine if specific courses are necessary in order to satisfy the General Education requirements leading to a degree in Education.
Required Courses
EDEC 130Hlth,Sfty,& Ntrtn in Erly Chld2
EDEC 310Child in the Family3
EDEC 352Math & Science in Early Chldhd3
EDEC 381EC Curriculum & Methods3
EDEC 385Intgrtd Curr Early Chldhd Ed3
EDEC 430Soc/Emotional Dev in Yng Child3
EDSP 204Intro to Tchng Exceptnl Lrnrs3
EDU 220
220L
Human Growth & Development
and Human Growth & Development Lab
3
EDU 330Emergent Literacy3
EDU 336Cog & Lang Dev in Yng Children3
Subtotal29
Total Minimum Credits60

Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course description for required prerequisites.