The proposed Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS) in Early Childhood Education
and Teaching (ECET) at Weatherford College will prepare individuals to work with children
from newborns through the sixth grade. The proposed program was designed to meet the
growing demands for individuals who are well qualified to educate the young people
of our region and state.
The BAAS in ECET will open doors for students of this generation and those to come. Students in the Weatherford College program will have experiential learning internships in their communities, reshaping communal narratives as they complete their coursework and enter the workforce. Graduates will have the skills and training essential to develop effective student-teacher relationships. They will learn to engage with students, challenging them with intentionally crafted learning experiences. They will be home-grown educators, mentors, role models, and leaders.
The curriculum of the proposed BAAS ECET will focus on student-centered learning within culturally sensitive and responsive contexts. The theoretical concepts taught and modeled in the College classroom will be applied as students engage in field-based practicums. Program content will include a wide variety of concepts and frameworks from which to pursue excellence in education. The program's focus will remain on students developing the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate their learning.
This degree prepares students to become Early Childhood Educators.
- Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education
- Associate of Arts in Child Development
- Associate of Arts in Teaching