Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education | ACTC

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Diploma Semester Plan

First Year Course Schedule

Fall Semester
Course Credit Hours
IEC 101-Orientation to Early Childhood Ed. 3
IEC 130-Early Childhood Development 3
Digital Literacy OR demonstrated competency 
*Suggested: EDU 204 – Technology in the Classroom
Written Communication OR
Oral Communication OR
Total Hours 9-12
Spring Semester
Course Credit Hours
IEC 102-Foundations of Early Childhood Ed.  3
IEC 170-Observation and Assessment 3
IEC 180-Approaches to Early Childhood Education Curriculum 3
IEC 200-Child Guidance 3
Total Hours 12

Second Year Course Schedule

Fall Semester
Course Credit Hours
IEC 216-Language & Literacy in IECE 3
IEC 246-Sciences and Mathematics for IECE 3
IEC 235-Introduction to Inclusive Education 3
IEC 221-Creative Expressions in IECE 3
Total Hours 12
Spring Semester
Course Credit Hours
Pick two (2) of the following:
IEC 210 – Families & Communities in Early Childhood Education OR
IEC 230 – Business Administration of ECE Programs OR
IEC 240 – Administration of Early Childhood Education OR
IEC 250 – School Age Child Care OR
IEC 260 – Infant and Toddler Education and Programming
IEC 291-IECE Practicum/Cooperative Education (*effective Spring 2025 this class will change to IEC 295 - IECE Capstone) 3
Social/Behavioral Science OR
Quantitative Reasoning
Total Hours 12


When seeking a specific certificate, consultant your advisor when choosing between IEC 210, 240, or 250.

Students must earn a “C” or higher in each of the IEC courses in order to graduate.

Students may also earn certificates within this program. Please ask your advisor about earning these credentials. 

Curriculum in the KCTCS system is routinely reviewed and updated to ensure quality and relevance. This check sheet should be used only as a guide for meeting the course requirements for each credential. See your advisor to confirm course requirements. 

Revised May, 2024