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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Aug 13, 2020
 
2020-2021 Catalog [Aug. 2020-Aug. 2021] 
  
2020-2021 Catalog [Aug. 2020-Aug. 2021]

Early Childhood Management (2203) (A.S.)


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Associate in Science

Mission/Purpose

The Early Childhood Management A.S. degree prepares students for careers with young children in public/private child development centers and family home child care centers. The curricula teach evidence-based, developmentally-appropriate, and culturally-sensitive practices that build social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Graduates are qualified to become 0- to 3-year-old teachers, VPK teachers, home operators (family child care), and child care center directors. The degree will articulate to the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education.

The Program

Effective June 1, 1993, graduates of the Duval County School District secondary child care assisting and child care supervision programs and Fall Term, 1992 graduates of the First Coast Technical Institute child care assisting and supervision programs may be eligible for some transfer credits.

Students completing this program will qualify for appropriate Florida Department of Children and Families' child care training certifications, including the Active Birth through Five Child Care Credential. In addition, they will meet the educational requirements for the Florida Department of Children and Families' Director Credential and, if qualified, the Advanced Director Credential.

A minimum grade of C or better must be achieved in all professional coursework and professional elective coursework.

Need More Information? Contact:

Downtown Campus, ECEInformation@fscj.edu

Curriculum


General Education Coursework

Credit Hours: 15

A minimum grade of C or better is required in all Professional coursework.

Professional Coursework

Credit Hours: 33

A minimum grade of C or better is required in all Professional coursework.

Professional Elective Coursework

Minimum Credit Hours: 12

A minimum grade of C or better is required in all Professional Elective coursework.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the Associate in Science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses (All college cumulative).
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit for prior learning do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a C or better in each course used to satisfy the general education requirements and any other area designated with a C or better requirement.
  7. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students' graduation dates since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  • Students who enter under the (2020/2021) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2020/2021 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  • Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of C or better regardless of program of study.

Articulation


This A.S. degree program articulates into a bachelor's degree program. For more information, visit the Transfer Services Web page at fscj.edu/transferservices and look for your A.S. program of study.

Baccalaureate Transfer


This Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs are intended primarily for students who desire to complete an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Applied Science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue baccalaureate transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details, refer to the Baccalaureate Transfer Guide at fscj.edu/transferguide.

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