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Early Childhood Development Transfer to Southern Oregon University

2017-18 Graduation Guide [PDF]

Associate of Science Degree
Major Code: 240101E
Courses for this Program

About the Program

Based on a signed articulation agreement, Rogue Community College (RCC) and Southern Oregon
University (SOU) Department of Education offer an Associate of Science degree for students who
want to work with children ages birth to 8. This degree was developed as a cooperative venture
between SOU and RCC and offers knowledge and application components drawn from curriculum
at both institutions.

The Associate of Science degree articulates directly into a bachelor’s degree program at SOU that
will fulfill the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, as the
program objectives are designed to align with the national professional standards.

Students should work closely with their advisors to ensure transferability of this program. They
should also contact the SOU School of Education early in the first year of the program to be
advised about additional requirements and procedures for admission to SOU. Students transferring
to SOU will be required to complete ED399 at SOU during their first quarter. If students transfer
before completing this degree or transfer in a major not covered by prior agreements, their courses
will be evaluated individually toward the transfer requirements of the college of their choice.

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant
to the discipline. For a list of learning outcomes for this discipline or program, see

Entry Requirements

Students are required to take a placement test to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading,
and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill levels as determined by placement test scores. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Students are also required to provide information regarding their measles immunization status by completing the form found on the RCC ECEE Department website and clicking on “Measles Immunization.” Completed forms must be submitted to a department administrative assistant.

Many courses in this department require participation in community schools, programs, and agencies for observation and practicum experiences. Some of these sites may require a background check in order for a student to participate. Future employment serving children and families will require a background check. Students may wish to consider going through a background check process to be ready for potential observation, practicum, and employment experiences – check with your ECEE advisor for additional information.

For some classes, early childhood education students are required to use the Redwood Early Childhood Center, which is a Head Start site. Therefore, all students in the Early Childhood Education program must obtain prior clearance from Head Start. The process for doing this is on the Southern Oregon Head Start website, Click on “Volunteer” and then on “Download Volunteer Packet.” Required paperwork must be completed before observing or participating at a Head Start site.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student must meet with the department chair to determine placement.

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of Science degree will be awarded to students who complete all credits in this program
with a grade of “C” or better. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only.
A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

For more information contact the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7504
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7504
Web address
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711