What Is Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education?
The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program is designed to provide you with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development for working with young children. Opportunities to apply this knowledge in practical experiences are incorporated in the curriculum. Curriculum topics include, but are not limited to developmental ages and stages, health and safety, curriculum planning, assessment and family involvement
What are my career choices?
In public and private preschools, early care centers, early intervention programs such as Head Start, hospitals, campus child development centers, corporate child care, rehabilitation clinics, and recreation centers.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
|Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education - AAS: 60-64 Total Credit Hours||Requirements|
|Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education - Diploma: 45-48 Total Credit Hours||Requirements|
|Child Care Assistant - Certificate: 9 Total Credit Hours||Requirements|
|Early Childhood Administrator - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours||Requirements|
|Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Technical Studies - Certificate: 33 Total Credit Hours||Requirements|
|Kentucky Child Care Provider - Certificate: 3 Total Credit Hours||Requirements|
This program has no special admission requirements. See the college's general admission requirements. However, if you want to transfer your IECE AAS to a four-year teacher education program, you will find that these programs require at least a 21 or 22 on your ACT--regardless of your degree completion at HCC.
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.