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MCCCD Curriculum Program Proposal
Background Statement for Proposed New Associate in Transfer Partnership Degree
Initiating College: Rio Salado College (Primary)
Program Availability: Shared by: RSC, MCC, GCC, SCC, PVCC, PC
Proposed New Associate in Transfer Partnership (ATP): Early Childhood Teacher Education
Effective First year Term: 20076
Major Code: 9205
CIPS code: (tbd)
Instructional Council (code): Early Childhood Education (62)
Instructional Council Recommendation: Approved
Vice President Approval for Processing: Karen Mills
Comments: Approved for processing to the MCCCD Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Date Submitted: 10/5/05
Background and Rationale: During the summer of 2004, Rio was contacted by NAU about the
possibility of developing a baccalaureate degree partnership in Early Childhood Education.
Given the recent passage of ADE regulations related to Early Childhood Teacher Certification
and Rio’s interest in this area along with Rio’s successful experience in teacher education, it was
determined that the timing was right to enter into partnership discussions.
In August, 2004 Rio visited with NAU, discussed various program possibilities and decided that
the best pathway for students would be the use of an ATP. After many months of interaction and
discussion with NAU that included other sister institutions, several new courses, using the EED
prefix, were developed and submitted for approval through the MCCCD Curriculum process.
Using these new courses along with other existing courses and taking into consideration the NAU
Early Childhood Education degree requirements, the attached ATP was developed. This ATP has
been reviewed and approved by NAU and the Early Childhood IC. In addition, and with the
understanding that the EEC courses contained in this ATP are considered to be methods courses,
NAU has requested that they now be submitted to NAU as soon as possible for articulation as
elective credit. Rio is working with the District Academic Affairs offices to move this request
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Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD)/(Northern Arizona University)
Associate in Transfer Partnership (ATP)
Early Childhood Teacher Education
Fall 2007 Catalog Year
Major Code: 9205
Student Name Student ID Number MCCCD ATP Advisor/Phone No./College
1. Courses in bold print have prerequisites which must also be met. Course prerequisites may be
transferable and could count as elective credits.
2. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher in order to transfer.
MCCCD MCCCD Transfer
Prefix/No Title Credits
The following courses, or courses in the area listed, must be taken:
ENG101 First Year Composition OR
ENG107 First Year Composition for ESL AND
ENG102 First Year Composition OR
ENG105 [F] and ENG
ENG108 First Year Composition for ESL (See ATP Notes #1) 6
Departmental Elective [F]
SC111, BA Departmental
COM225 Public Speaking OR
COM230 Small Group Communication (See ATP Notes #2) 3 SC271
MAT156 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I and MAT150
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (See ATP Notes
MAT157 6 MAT155 [F]
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3 CIS120 and CIS120L [SAS]
ARH100 Introduction to Art OR ART100 [AHI]
ARH101 Prehistoric Through Gothic Art OR ARH141 [CU]
Renaissance Through Contemporary Art (See ATP Notes ARH142 [CU]
DAH100 Introduction to Dance OR Elective Credit [AHI]
DAH201 World Dance Perspectives OR Elective Credit [CU]
ENG Departmental Elective
ENH110 Introduction to Literature OR
ENH241 American Literature Before 1860 OR ENG242 [AHI]
ENH242 American Literature After 1860 OR ENG243 [AHI]
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ECI Departmental Elective
EDU/ENH291 Children’s Literature OR
HUM250 Ideas and Values in the Humanities OR HUM250 [AHI]
HUM251 Ideas and Values in the Humanities OR HUM251 [AHI]
THE111 Introduction to Theatre OR TH101 [AHI]
THE220 Modern Drama (See ATP Notes #2) 3 TH130
Two lab science courses required; 8 credits of [SQ] OR
4 credits of [SQ] and 4 credits of [SG] (See ATP Notes 8
CFS157 Marriage and Family Life OR SOC217 [SPW]
SOC157 Sociology of Marriage and Family (See ATP Notes #2) 3 SOC216
CFS/ECH176 Child Development (See ATP Notes #2) 3 Elective Credit [SPW]
EED200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
EED212 Guidance, Management and the Environment 3
EED220 Child, Family, Community and Culture 3
EED222 Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child 3
EED255 Portfolio Development and Writing for the Profession 3
EED270 Early Learning Development 3
Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship (See ATP
Early Childhood Preschool Internship (See ATP
EED272 Early Childhood Educational Psychology 3
EED278 Early Learning: Curriculum and Instruction 3
EED280 Standards, Observation and Assessment in Early Education 3
Cultural Diversity in the United States [C] See ATP
Notes #7 & 8. AND
Global Awareness [G] See ATP Notes #7 & 9. OR
Historical Awareness [H] See ATP Notes #7 & 10. 0-3
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1. ENG101 or ENG107 and ENG102 or ENG108 must be completed with a 3.0 GPA.
2. Courses must be completed with a 2.5 GPA.
3. MAT156 and MAT157 must be completed with a 2.0 GPA.
4. Courses must be completed with a combined 2.5 GPA.
5. EED260 is a one-credit course that must be repeated for a total of 2 credits.
6. EED261 is a one-credit course that must be repeated for a total of 2 credits.
7. TWO of the three awareness areas are required. A course CAN satisfy TWO awareness areas
8. ENH110 satisfies the Cultural Diversity in the United States requirement.
9. ARH101, ARH102, DAH100 or DAH201 satisfies the Global awareness requirement.
10. ARH101, ARH102, HUM250, or HUM251 satisfies the Historical awareness requirement.
11. A maximum of 69 hours will be accepted in transfer from MCCCD by NAU in accordance with this
Associate in Transfer Partnership agreement.
For MCCCD Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation use only:
University Approval Date: _________ Approved by: ______________________
Maricopa District Curriculum Committee Date: 11/7/05
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: ___________
MCCCD Colleges Offering ATP: __RSC, MCC, GCC, SCC, PVCC, PC_________________________