Early Childhood Education Baccalaureate Track #1

This plan is a 4-year plan for students to complete the entirety of their AA degree at Missoula College, followed by a BA in Early Childhood Education at the UM mountain campus.

This plan assumes that the student places into M 095 and WRIT 101. Should the student place below these levels, additional coursework may be required; this, in turn, may extend the length of the overall plan.

Several courses included in the first two years of the plan are restricted to specific populations (e.g. Pre-Education majors, sophomores). Baccalaureate Track students must acquire Registration Override forms signed by the instructor in order to enroll in these courses.

  • TOTAL CREDITS EARNED FOR AA DEGREE: 60
  • TOTAL CREDITS EARNED FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE: 136

Year #1

Fall #1

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall #1 semester, Year #1 year.
CourseCredits
WRIT 101 3
M 095* (3)
MC Elective 3
Mtn: HSTA 255 (Fall only) 3
Mtn: ANTY 122S 3
Total Credits12

Spring #1

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring #1 semester, Year #1 year.
CourseCredits
LIT 110L 3
Or LIT 120L
MC Elective 3
Mtn: M 132** 3
Mtn: NASX 105H 3
Mtn: GPHY 121S 3
Or Mtn: GPHY 141S
Total Credits15

  • *Students do not earn credit to count towards graduation for any developmental course (courses numbered below 100). However, the credit hours do count towards the minimum credits needed each semester to be considered a full-time student for financial aid purposes.
  • **Restricted course; Registration Override form required. Visit with your advisor regarding more information

Year #2

Fall #2

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall #2 semester, Year #2 year.
CourseCredits
Ethical & Human Values Course (E) 3
MC Elective 3
MC Elective 3
Mtn: M 133** 3
Mtn: PHSX 255N** (Fall only) 5
Total Credits17

Spring #2

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring #2 semester, Year #2 year.
CourseCredits
Expressive Arts (A) course*** 3
MC Elective 3
Mtn: BIOB 226N** (Spring only) 5
Mtn: EDU 331 3
Mtn: THTR 239A** 2
Total Credits16

  • **Restricted course; Registration Override form required. Visit with your advisor regarding more information.
  • ***Students must ensure they take at least one Expressive Arts (A) course through Missoula College to satisfy General Education Requirements (GERs) for the AA degree. See Appendix A for courses that count towards this GER category. The Appendix also provides recommended Missoula College Electives.

Fall #2:

  • Fill out AA graduation application. They are due the last Friday in October for Spring graduation.

Spring #2:

Year #3

Fall #3

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall #3 semester, Year #3 year.
CourseCredits
HEE 391 1
EDU 395 1
EDU 222 3
EDU 338 3
EDU 397 3
EDU 397 3
EDEC 408 3
Total Credits17

Spring #3

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring #3 semester, Year #3 year.
CourseCredits
MUSE 397 2
EDU 451 1
EDEC 453 3
EDEC 430 3
EDU 370 3
EDU 346 3
EDEC 454 3
Total Credits18

Summer #3

This table gives the recommended course load for Summer #3 semester, Year #3 year.
CourseCredits
EDU 407E 3
HEE 302 3
Total Credits6

Year #4

Fall #4

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall #4 semester, Year #4 year.
CourseCredits
EDEC 495 3
EDEC 410 3
EDEC 420 3
EDEC 405 3
EDEC 230 3
ENST 472 3
Total Credits18

Spring #4

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring #4 semester, Year #4 year.
CourseCredits
Wintersession: ARTZ 302A 2
EDU 495 14
EDU 494 1
Total Credits17

Spring #4:

  • BA degree earned