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2022-2023 Social and Behavioral Science, Education Pathway
Social and Behavioral Science, Education guided pathway at RCC

Early Childhood Development Transfer to Southern Oregon University

Associate of Science Degree

About the Program

Based on a signed articulation agreement, Rogue Community College (RCC) and Southern Oregon University (SOU) Department of Education offer an Associate of Science degree for students who want to work with children ages birth to 8. This Degree Completion Program was developed as a cooperative venture between SOU and RCC. This degree offers knowledge and application components drawn from curriculum at both institutions.

The Associate of Science degree articulates directly into a bachelor’s degree program at SOU that will fulfill the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, as the program objectives are designed to align with the national professional standards.

Students should work closely with their advisors to ensure transferability of this program. They should also contact the SOU School of Education early in the first year of the program to be advised about additional requirements and procedures for admission to SOU. Students transferring to SOU will be required to complete ECE300 at SOU during their first quarter. If students transfer before completing this degree or transfer in a major not covered by prior agreements, their courses will be evaluated individually toward the transfer requirements of the college of their choice.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for the Early Childhood Development Transfer to Southern Oregon University are:

  • Implement strategies that promote child development for ages birth through age 8 and learning across developmental domains relevant to the child’s relational and cultural environments.
  • Apply strategies that build and sustain family and community partnerships, reflecting the complex characteristics of children’s families and communities to support successful early childhood outcomes.
  • Implement developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate teaching practices for children ages birth through age 8.
  • Use academic content knowledge to build developmentally appropriate curriculum that promotes positive outcomes for each child.
  • Apply different observation methods to inform instruction and planning reflective of children’s developmental, cultural, and linguistic needs.
  • Use professional communication skills to support and advocate for children and families as a member of the early childhood field.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.

Students are also required to provide information regarding their measles immunization status by completing the form found on the RCC ECEE Department website and clicking on ECEE Department Requirements. Completed forms must be submitted to a department administrative assistant.

Students must also obtain an RCC student identification card. RCC photos will be taken on a scheduled basis through Student Affairs. Contact Student Affairs for more information. Students should take their schedules to obtain an identification card. Take the identification card each time an observation is scheduled in an early childhood setting.

Many courses in this department require participation in community schools, programs, and agencies for observation and practicum experiences. Some of these sites may require a background check in order for a student to participate. Future employment serving children and families will require a background check. Students may wish to consider going through a background check process to be ready for potential observation, practicum, and employment experiences - check with an ECEE advisor for additional information.

For some classes, early childhood education students are required to use the Redwood Early Childhood Center, which is a Head Start site. Therefore, all students in the Early Childhood Education program must obtain prior clearance from Head Start. The process for doing this is on the Southern Oregon Head Start website, www.socfc.org. Click on “Volunteer” and then on “Download Volunteer Packet.” Required paperwork must be completed before observing or participating at a Head Start site.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student must meet with the department chair to determine placement.

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of Science degree will be awarded to students who complete all credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate in two years as you prepare to transfer to a four-year Oregon college or university. Please meet with an advisor for any questions about alternate classes in any given term. When transferring to a four-year Oregon state college or university, one of the following options must be met as a requirement for admission:

  1. Two years of the same high school-level world language, or
  2. Two terms of college-level world language (may be first-year world language, which can be used as elective credits)

Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher-level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

103-106
Program email address: [email protected]
Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Alternate Course(s) Comments

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing

 

or designated placement score

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1

 

Required for graduation.

MTH96

Applied Algebra II

MTH95

or designated placement score

Prerequisites - credits vary based on Placement Score(s): 0-9

 

 

Fall
      Check in with Advisor

ECE163

Preschool/Primary Development

 

 

ECE152

Fostering Creativity

 

fall term only

ECE154

Children's Literature and Literacy

 

fall term only

PSY101

Psychology of Human Relations

 

 

BI101

Introduction to Biology I

GS104

or approved Lab Science transfer course (credits vary)

BI101L

Introduction to Biology I Lab

GS104L

or approved Lab Science transfer course (credits vary)

 

Term Credits: 16

 

 

Winter

ECE100

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

 

winter term only

ECE151

Guiding Children in Group Settings

 

 

ED170

Introductory Practicum

 

total of 2 credits for completion (1 credit/term)

WR121

English Composition I

 

 

MUS108

Music in World Cultures

MUS201

or approved Humanities transfer course (credits vary)

 

Term Credits: 15

 

 

Spring

ECE161

Infant/Toddler Development

 

 

ECE175

Developmentally Appropriate Practices

 

 

ECE254

Preschool Curriculum and Environments

ECE255

spring term only

ED170

Introductory Practicum

 

total of 2 credits for completion (1 credit/term)

WR122

English Composition II

 

 

 

Term Credits: 14

 

 

Summer

ECE265

Children at Risk

ECE248

GEOG110

Introduction to Human Geography

 

HE250

Personal Health

HPE295

 

LIB127

Introduction to Academic Research

 

REL201

World Religions

REL243

or approved Humanities transfer course (credits vary)

 

Term Credits: 15

 

 

Fall
      Check in with Advisor

ECE243

Promoting Child Health and Physical Development

 

fall term only

ECE245

Promoting Social/Emotional Development of Young Children

 

ECE246

Child, Family and Community

 

GS104

Physical Science: Physics

G101

or approved Lab Science transfer course (credits vary)

GS104L

Physical Science: Physics Lab

G101L

or approved Lab Science transfer course (credits vary)

 

Term Credits: 13

 

 

Winter

ECE244

Observation and Assessment

 

online only course

COMM218

Interpersonal Communication

COMM115, 111, 225

 

ECE285

The Early Childhood Professional

 

online winter term only

MTH243

Probability and Statistics 2

 

or approved Math transfer course; MTH243R for non-STEM students (who have not taken MTH95/96)

ENV111

Introduction to Environmental Science

BI100SB

or approved Science transfer course (credits vary)

 

Term Credits: 17

 

 

Spring

ECE241

Promoting Cognitive Development

 

spring term only

ECE266

Spanish for Early Childhood/Elementary Professionals

 

 

ECE275

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Education

 

 

ECE261

Advanced Practicum I and Seminar

 

Permission required

PHL103

Critical Reasoning

ENG104

or approved Humanities transfer course (credits vary)

 

Term Credits: 16

 

 

Approved Math Electives

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

MTH105

Introduction to Contemporary Math

4

MTH111

College Algebra

4

MTH112

Elementary Functions

4

MTH211, 212

Fundamentals of Elementary Math I, II (must take both)

4-4

MTH243

Probability and Statistics

4

Approved Humanities Electives

(Complete any three courses, 9-12 credits, from the following list. Courses have been pre-selected to meet Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission licensure preparation. At least one course must be a literature course.)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

ART131

Introduction to Drawing (Value)

3

ART204,205,206

History of Art I, II, III

4-4-4

COMM115

Introduction to Intercultural Communication

4

ENG104

Introduction to Literature (Fiction)

4

ENG105

Introduction to Literature (Drama)

4

ENG106

Introduction to Literature (Poetry)

4

ENG107

World Literature: Ancient to Classical

4

ENG108

World Literature: Medieval to Renaissance

4

ENG109

World Literature: Enlightenment to Modern

4

ENG201,202

Shakespeare I, II

4-4

ENG204

Introduction to English Literature: Medieval to Renaissance

4

ENG205

Introduction to English Literature: 18th Century to Romantic

4

ENG206

Introduction to English Literature: Victorian to Modern

4

ENG253

Survey of American Literature: Colonial

4

ENG254

Survey of American Literature: 19th Century

4

ENG255

Survey of American Literature: 20th Century

4

ENG257

African American Literature

4

ENG260

Introduction to Women Writers

4

ENG275

The Bible as Literature

4

HUM101

Introduction to Humanities: Classical to Medieval

4

HUM102

Introduction to Humanities: Renaissance to Enlightenment

4

HUM103

Introduction to Humanities: Romanticism to 20th Century

4

HUM215

Native American Arts and Cultures: Eskimo/Inuit

4

HUM216

Native American Arts and Cultures: First Nations of the Northwest Coast

4

HUM217

Native American Arts and Cultures: Nations of the Plains

4

HUM218

Native American Arts and Cultures: Nations of the Southwest

4

HUM219

Native American Arts and Cultures: Peoples of Mexico

4

IS110

Introduction to International Studies

4

MUS105

Music Appreciation

3

MUS108

Music in World Cultures

4

MUS201

Exploring Music: Introduction to Music history

4

MUS205

History of Jazz

3

MUS206

Introduction to Rock Music

3

MUS208

Film Music

3

MUS261

History of Western Music I: Ancient to Baroque

4

MUS262

History of Western Music: II: Classical to Romantic

4

MUS263

History of Western Music III: 20th Century to Modern Day

4

MUS264

History of Rock I: The Roots of Rock

3

MUS265

History of Rock II: Rock’s Golden Age

3

MUS266

History of Rock III: Heavy Metal to Hip Hop

3

PHL101,102,103

Philosophical Problems/Ethics/Critical Reasoning

4-4-4

REL201

World Religions

4

REL243

Nature, Religion and Ecology

4

SPAN201,202,203

Second Year Spanish I, II, III

4-4-4

TA141

Fundamentals of Acting

4

WR241,242,243

Imaginative Writing I, II, III

4-4-4

Approved Science/Lab Science Electives

(Complete at least three courses, two of which must have labs, from the following list for a minimum of 11 credits. Note that only one course can be a regional field studies course indicated by asterisk.)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

BI100SB

Biology of Human Body Systems (non-lab course)

3

BI101,102,103

Introduction to Biology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

BI121,122

Elementary Anatomy and Physiology I, II w/lab

4-4

BI211,212,213

General Biology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

BI231,232,233

Anatomy and Physiology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

BI234

Microbiology w/lab

4

CHEM104

Introductory Chemistry w/lab and Recitation

5

CHEM105

Introductory Organic Chemistry w/lab

4

CHEM106

Introductory Biochemistry w/lab

4

CHEM221,222,223

General Chemistry I, II, III w/lab and Recitation

5-5-5

CIS195

Web Authoring I (HTML/CSS) (non-lab course)

4

ENV111

Introduction to Environmental Science (non-lab course)

3

G100

Fundamentals of Geology (non-lab course)

3

G101,102,103

Introduction to Geology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

GEOG100

Introduction to Physical Geography (non-lab course)

3

GS104

Physical Science: Physics w/lab

4

GS107

Physical Science: Astronomy w/lab

4

GS108

Physical Science: Oceanography w/lab

4

GS170 *

Regional Field Studies w/lab

4

PH201,202,203

General Physics I, II, III w/lab and Recitation

5-5-5

PH211,212 ,213

General Physics (Calculus Based) I, II, III w/lab and Recitation

5-5-5

1 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science course, CIS120/CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.

2 Complete at least one course, 4-5 credits − MTH211, MTH212 and MTH213 are required for application to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at SOU.

For more information, contact the Early Childhood Elementary Education Department.

Early Childhood Elementary Education Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: [email protected]
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/ecee
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