Early Childhood Education (ASA)

with Michigan Transfer Agreement

Source: MCC 2018-19 Catalog

This degree is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The curriculum aligns with the NAEYC standards, the Council for Professional Recognition (CDA) and the Michigan Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies. Students are focused on understanding the development of children from birth to eight years of age through hands-on practical fieldwork and classroom instruction. An emphasis will be placed on an anti-bias curriculum covering the physical, intellectual, emotional and social domains of development. Students will be prepared for the Child Development Associate (CDA) assessment process, as part of the national credential recognized by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition. The degree prepares students to be preschool teachers, child care center directors, Head Start teachers, teacher aides and classroom assistants. In addition it fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirement as part of continued education towards the ZS (Early Childhood Education) major/endorsement or elementary studies degree.

General Education Requirements (Minimum – 36 credits)
Communication – 6 credits with grades of “C” or better
English – 101, 102


Science – 6 credits with grades of “C” or better
Courses must be in two or more disciplines (subjects).
Must include at least one lab science
Lab classes:
Biology – any MCC Biology course with a lab
Chemistry – any MCC Chemistry course with a lab
Geography – 101A, 215
Geology – 101A, 102
Physical Science – 101A
Physics – 201CL&L, 202CL&L, 203L&L, 204L&L
Non-Lab:
Anthropology – 105D
Astronomy – 101, 105A
Biology – 101BEL, 200, 207 – lecture only
Geology – 201


Math – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Math – 105, 107A, 109, 111, 112, 115, 151, 161, 162A, 215, 276, 283, 295


Ethics and Logic – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Philosophy – 101, 102, 104, 202, 204, 205, 207


Social Relationships – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Economics – 101A, 102A
English – 130A (Women and Gender Studies 101)
Psychology – 102, 201, 202, 203, 207, 208, 209, 210
Sociology – 101, 102A, 202A, 203, 206
Women and Gender Studies – 101 (English 130A), 201


Western Culture – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Art – 198, 199, 202
English – 200, 201, 204, 205, 206, 210, 213, 225, 226, 227, 228, 231
History – 101, 102, 204
Humanities – 195
Political Science – 203
Theater – 201


American Culture – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Art – 213A
History – 201, 202, 207, 211, 212B, 214, 220
Political Science – 111, 205, 220


International Culture – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Anthropology – 103, 110
Chinese – 101
English – 207, 211, 218
French – 101, 102, 201, 202
Geography – 104, 105
German – 101, 102, 201, 202
History – 150, 151, 216
International Cultural Studies – 101BEL (Belize)
Philosophy – 203, 210
Political Science – 202, 210, 211
Spanish – 101, 102, 201, 202


Aesthetic Values – 3 credits (those courses requiring a “C” or better are in bold)
Art – 100A, 104, 105B, 107, 108, 109, 117, 204B, 205, 207, 208, 209, 211, 220
Dance – 100, 101, 102, 106, 200, 201, 206, 210A, 210B, 210C, 210D
English – 208 (Communications 203), 223
Music classes numbered 100 and above except Music 240 and 193
Music – 100, 101, 102, 103A, 192, 194, 195, 201, 202
Theater – 101, 102, 108, 120, 141, 142, 144, 145, 147, 148, 160, 202, 203, 210, 212, 217, 260


Physical Education and Health – 3 credits
HE 100A – Community First Aid and Safety
Physical Education – 101A, 103, 104A, 118, 201
Choice of any ED course


Computer Competency
Pass MCC’s Computer Competency test, or pass any CIS class with a grade of “C” or better.


Early Childhood Education Requirements 26 Credits
Must complete all with grades of “C” or better
ED 109 – Parent-Child Connection
ED 111 – Introduction to Education of Young Children
ED 120B – Early Childhood Education
ED 211 – Behavior Management
ED 220A – Early Childhood Assessment
ED 230 – Children’s Literature

One of the following:

ED 225 – Child Development (Age 0-8)
ED250 – Human Growth and Learning
ED 210 – Child Care and Guidance
ED 252A – Child Development Practicum