Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(16 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ECED 1015 Activity Ideas
ECED 1105 Guiding Children's Behavior
ECED 1110 Language Arts
ECED 1118 Introduction to Special Education
ECED 1125 Child Development
ECED 1610 Health in Early Childhood
ECED 1620 Foundations of Early Childhood
ECED 1630 Practices and Assessments in Early Childhood
ECED 1631 Practices and Assessments in Early Childhood Lab
ECED 1640 Early Childhood Methods and Curriculum Planning
ECED 1641 Early Childhood Methods and Curriculum Planning Lab
ECED 2050 Internship
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
ENGL 122 College Composition II: Writing with Sources
PE 220 First Aid/CPR
Total Credits: 42  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 41 while the section is listed as having 42 credits.
 
Goal Area 3: Natural Sciences
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Total Credits: 4  
 
Goal Area 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning
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Total Credits: 3  
 
Goal Area 5: History and the Social/Behavioral Sciences
(1 Course)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
SOC 107 Marriage and Family Living
Total Credits: 6  
 
Goal Area 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts
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Total Credits: 6  
 
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
Choose from Goal Area 7, 8, 9 or 10 with advisor approval.
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Total Credits: 3  
 
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Recommended electives for Goal Areas:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ART 120 Introduction to Art Studio
ART 226 Elementary Art Education
BIOL 100 Introduction to Biology
ENVS 141 Environmental Science
ESCI 110 Physical Geology
ESCI 112 Introduction to Meteorology
ESCI 113 Introduction to Astronomy
ESCI 114 Natural Disasters
GEOG 140 Introduction to Geography
HIST 111 United States History to 1865
MATH 210 Introduction to Modern Mathematics I
MUSC 123 Fundamentals of Music
PSYC 131 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 263 Developmental Psychology
SOC 242 Racial and Cultural Minorities
 
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
Students planning to pursue the BS degree in Early Childhood Education from Southwest Minnesota State University should complete these additional requirements at Ridgewater College: A) 4 additional credits of a lab science for a total of 8 credits, one course from Group A & one Group B; B) 3 additional credits in Goal 5 for a total of 9 credits; C) 3 additional credits in Goal 6 for a total of 9 credits (courses must come from 2 disiciplines); D) Completion of at least one course each in Goals 7, 8, 9 & 10; E) Completion of 1 Physical Education activity course.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
 
Total AS Degree Credits: 64