Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Leech Lake Tribal College - Cass Lake, MN

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The Department of Education supports the mission and goals of Leech Lake Tribal College by seeking to promote and facilitate respect and appreciation for Anishinaabe heritage and culture and by promoting healthy life-styles and life-long learning. We honor children as precious gifts from the Creator. This degree prepares students to work as a Lead Teacher in Head Start Classrooms or other early childhood settings. It also provides an appropriate foundation for paraprofessionals in elementary education settings. Leech Lake Tribal College offers a combination of culturally relevant course work, general liberal arts courses, interactive education classes, and practical experience with young children. Instructors provide individual assistance and classroom experiences that address many learning styles. Many of the classes required for this degree will transfer to four-year institutions for students who may be interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with specialization in Early Childhood.

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First Year Students
Semester 1 Semester 2
EDU 100 College Study Skills 1 ART 100
Elective Intro to Traditional/ Contemporary Art or
Elective in Liberal Arts 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3 ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
ANI 100 Intro to Anishinaabe Studies 3 OJI 101 Speaking Ojibwe I 4
PSYCH 101 General Psychology 3 GEO 200 Cultural Geography 3
ECE 180/
PSYCH 180 Child Growth & Development 3 ITECH 100 Computer Applications I 3
ECE 220/
PSYCH 220 Relations & Mngmt. in Early Childhood 3
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 16
Second Year Students
Semester 1 Semester 2
MATH 140
MATH 150 Concepts in Math or College Algebra 4
3 SPCH 201 Speech and Communications 3
BIO 101 General Biology I 3 OJI 112 Creative Ojibwe Classrooms 4
BIO 101L General Biology I Lab 1 ECE 170 The Exceptional Child 3
ECE 240/ PSYCH 240 Children, Families, & Communities 3 ECE 299 Preschool Practicum 3
ECE 222 Infant/Toddler 4 EDU 101 Pre-Professional Skills Test Preparation 1
HLTH 100 CPR/First Aid 1
Total Credit Hours 15 OR 16 Total Credit Hours 15
Certified Program Leading Towards CDA Credentials
Semester 1 Semester 2
ECE 111 CDA I 3
ECE 112 CDA II 3
ECE 299 Preschool Practicum 4

Total Credit Hours 10