Education Program Transfer Agreement with Aiken Technical College


USC Aiken and Aiken Technical College (ATC) have a memorandum of understanding that allows early childhood education majors to take two years of classes at Aiken Technical College and transfer into the early childhood education program at USC Aiken.  Students that participate in this 2 + 2 program and meet the entrance requirements for the USC Aiken School of Education’s professional program can complete their BA in Early Childhood Education in as little as 4 semesters at USC Aiken.

 

To transfer into the Early Childhood Education Program at USC Aiken, transfer program participants must successfully complete all course work required by ATC, have a 2.75 GPA, and have passed all three parts of the Praxis I exam.

 

Courses to be taken at Aiken Technical College are:

 

USC Aiken Course Number

ATC Course Number

ATC Course Title

ATC Credits

AEDX 200

ECD 107

Exceptional Children

3

AHPR 256

ECD 135

Health, Safety & Nutrition

3

ECD 138

PE for Young Child

3

AEDC 210

ECD 106

Observation of Young Children

3

AEDR 218

ECD 131

Language Arts

3

AEDP 235

PSY 210

Educational Psychology

3

AEGL 101

ENG 101

English Composition I

3

AEGL 102

ENG 102

English Composition II

3

AMTH 108

MATH 110

College Algebra

3

ABIO 122

BIOL 102

Biological Science II

4

ACOM 241

SPC 205

Public Speaking

3

APSY 101

PSY 201

General Psychology

3

ASCY 101

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

3

AREL 103

REL 103

Comparative Religion

3

AMUS 173

MUS 105

Music Appreciation

3

AHST 101 or 102

HIS 101 or 102

Western Civilization

3

AHST 201 or 202

HIS 201 or 202

American History

3

Foreign Language 101

Foreign Language I01

 

4

Foreign Language 102

Foreign Language 102

 

4

English above 250

ENG 201, 202,205 or 206

 

3

AMTH 221

MATH 250

Elementary Mathematics I

3

AMTH 222

MATH 251

Elementary Mathematics II

3

Humanities

HIS, THE 101, PHI 101, REL, or ENG

 

3

 

 

Total Credits

72

 

Once the Early Childhood Education candidate transfers into the USC Aiken Early Childhood Education program from ATC the following courses are to be taken:

Semester

USCA Course Number

USCA Course Title

USCA Course Credit

Semester 1

AEDE 210

Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education

3

 

AEDF 321

Dynamics of American Public Education

3

AGLY 201 or APHY 101

Integrated Earth Science/Introduction to Physical Sciences I

4

AMTH 222

Basic Concepts of Elementary Mathematics II

3

Semester 2

AEDR 420

Teaching Reading in the Elementary School

3

AEDR 420 P

Practicum in Reading

1

AEDE 410

Family Life in Early Childhood Education

3

AEDE 540

The Young Child (Behavior & Development in ECE)

3

AEDE 542

Education of the Young Child

3

Semester 3

AEDE 435

Math and Science Experiences in ECE

3

AEDE 435P

Practicum in Teaching Math & Science in ECE

1

AEDE 436

Social Studies & Creative Arts in ECE

3

AEDE 436P

Practicum in Social Studies & Creative Arts in ECE

1

AEDE 544

Language Development & Communicative Skills

3

AEDE 544P

Practicum Language Development & Communicative Skills

1

AEDR 421

Assessing and Correcting Reading Difficulties

3

Semester 4

AEDE 476

Senior Seminar (coreq:  AEDE 469)

3

AEDE 469

Teaching Internship

12