This program is designed to prepare students by studying current research and theories in the area of second language acquisition. The students will learn strategies and techniques to be able to teach the English language to limited English speaking early childhood and elementary age children. Based on current research, teaching listening and speaking skills are emphasized, along with reading and writing.


This program focuses on current research and issues in early childhood education, especially in language related areas. In this 92-credit program, students learn early childhood education. The strategies and techniques of teaching English to early childhood and elementary school-aged children are also addressed. Graduates will have a variety of opportunities in the field of early childhood education settings as a teacher, specialist, and researcher.

Early Childhood Education Prospects

  • Employment of preschool teachers is estimated to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. This growth is expected to result from an increase in childcare and preschool enrollment, as well as continued demand for special education services.
  • The number of preschool-aged children and elementary school- aged children is expected to increase. Therefore, the demand for teacher assistants who work directly with students will increase. In addition, there will be continued demand for special education

Program Facts

  • Program Length: 70 weeks (Maximum Time Frame: 105 weeks)
  • Total Credits: 92 credits (Major – 64 credits & General Education – 28 credits)
  • Every session lasts 10 weeks, it is required to take 12 credits per session (3 courses)
  • In order to graduate smoothly, we recommend you take 2 major courses and 1 general course pre session.
General Course
Wednesday ENG101 – English Composition 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Major Courses
Friday EDU212 – Teaching Music, Art & Movement to Children 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
EDU210 – Planning & Admin of ECE Programs 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
General Course
BPS102 – Business and Professional Speech
HIST203 – U.S. History
CPS101 – Introduction to Computer Science
Major Courses
EDU104 – History & Philosophy of ECE
EDU119 – Emergent Literacy
EDU212 – Teaching Music, Art & Movement to Children

Major Education Requirements

Number Course Credits
EDU101 Introduction of Early Childhood Education 4
EDU102 Early Childhood Development 4
EDU106 Oral Language Development 4
EDU109 Class Management 4
EDU111 Teaching with Technology 4
EDU116 Educational Psychology 4
EDU119 Emergent Literacy: English Learners Beginning to Write and Read 4
EDU203 English Learners and Process Writing 4
EDU204 Literature of Children and Young Adolescents 4
EDU205 Reading Instruction and Assessment for Early Childhood 4
EDU210 Planning and Administration of Early Childhood Programs 4
EDU212 Teaching Music, Art, and Movement to Children 4
EDU215 Teaching Math and Science to Children 4
EDU218 Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies to Children 4
EDU270 Field Experience in Early Childhood Education I 4
Electives (choose 1 course out of the 5 below)
EDU104 History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education 4
EDU114 Teaching Grammar for Children 4
EDU207 Planning and Administration of Infant and Toddler Programs 4
EDU211 Introduction to Education of Exceptional Children 4
EDU271 Field Experience in Early Childhood Education II 4
Total Required Credits 64

General Education Requirements

Number Course Credits
BPS102 Business and Professional Speech 4
ENG101 English Composition 4
HIST203 U.S. History 4
SPN101 Introduction to Spanish I 4
SPN102 Introduction to Spanish II 4
BIO102 Introduction to Biology 4
CPS101 Introduction to Computer Science 4
MAT101 Algebra 4
MAT201 Pre-Calculus 4
CRT101 Critical Thinking 4
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 4
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 4
SOC201 Society and Human Behavior 4
Required 7 courses 28


Sherry Hughes

Instructor, Early Childhood Education

M.ED. in Early Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction
B.S. in Early Childhood Education

Sherry Hughes has over 25 years of experience in early childhood educational settings. She served as a Preschool Director and Principle for non-profit organizations with a focus on training future and current educators in developing age-appropriate curriculums for young children. She is currently continuing to write culturally diverse curriculums related to Early Childhood Education for children birth through eight years old.


Dr. Jason Lody

Instructor, Early Childhood Education

BA, LaSalle University 
MA, Catholic University of America 
EdD, Graduate Theological Union 
Post Graduate Certificate in DEI, Yale University School of Management 
Post Graduate Certificate in School Management, Harvard University

Academic Staff

Sarangerel Purevdorj

Academic Assistant Director

sarahp@ccdc.edu Languages: English, Mongolian, Chinese