School of Continuing Studies Majors and Courses

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    Value for a Lifetime

    At Dean College, we realize that your time and money are precious resources. That's why as one of the top schools for continuing education in Massachusetts, we combine low cost, with academic quality and a proven track record, to offer value that is unmatched. With certificate and part-time degree programs developed with convenience in mind, we make it easy to learn at any stage of life. Features such as online, accelerated, Saturday and night classes offer our students the flexibility needed to succeed and is one reason why Dean has been recognized as one of the top continuing studies programs in Massachusetts and all of New England.

    We offer degree and certificate programs in the following areas of study:

  • Early Childhood Education

    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education (Continuing Studies)

    Do you love working with children? An Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Dean College will prepare you for a rewarding career in teaching or child care.

    Designed especially for working adults, this part-time program combines a strong academic foundation with practical experience in the Children’s Center, Dean’s on-campus, accredited preschool. All of our faculty members hold certification from the Massachusetts Office for Child Care Services/Department of Early Education and Care.

    When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to transfer into a baccalaureate program in education studies or step directly into a career as an early childhood teacher or child care provider.

     

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    Course Sequence

    Early Childhood Education

    Core (28 Credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 180
    Human Biology
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    Major (24 Credits) Credits
    EDU 111
    Introduction to Early Childhood Education
    3
    EDU 231
    Curriculum for Young Children
    3
    EDU 280/281
    Field Observation and Participation
    3
    PSY 111
    General Psychology
    3
    EDU 251
    Child Growth and Development
    3
    SOC 203
    Sociology of the Family
    3
    PSY 234
    Learning and Memory
    3
    ENG 295
    Children's Literature
    3
    Electives (9 Credits) Credits
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    TOTAL CREDITS: 61 Credits

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