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Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

 Advising Plans
Childcare Assistant 
(9 Credit Hours)
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Technical (39 Credit Hours)
Kentucky Childcare Provider 
(3 Credit Hours)
Kentucky Early Childhood Administrator 
(9-12 Credit Hours)
Kentucky Early Childhood (15 Credit Hours)
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 
(48-51 Credit Hours)
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 
(63-67 Credit Hours)

Program Advisors

Donna Eastham, Program Coordinator
Associate Professor
Office: 606-451-6779
Instructor's Web Page

Dr. Glenda Patton, Professor
Office: (606) 878-4777 


Program offered at the Somerset and Laurel Campuses with most courses available online. Some classes offered at other locations. Please contact the program coordinator for more information.

Program Details

Early Child Education picThis program offers coursework that will develop or enhance a student’s knowledge as an Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) instructor. Those who successfully complete an Associate in Applied Science degree in IECE can work as lead teacher in federally funded Head Start programs.

Degree graduates can also transfer to public or private universities and complete the IECE Certification program. Students with this certification can teach in public school, preschool, and kindergarten classes, or work as a Developmental Interventionist for the First Steps program in Kentucky.

Courses in the program offer insight into the theories of early childhood education and teach students the practical application of these theories. Students are taught developmentally appropriate practices and learn an understanding of the whole child. IECE graduates are qualified to open their own early childhood education program.

Most courses are available online—learn by term—with the remaining courses taught as hybrids. SCC’s IECE faculty offer courses that challenge and build the student’s skills.

Download Program Overview (pdf)
To learn how to apply, see the Admissions Checklist.

Additional Information

Students enrolled in IECE courses must have the following forms on file and kept current for two years or as long as active in IECE courses.

Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky

Exciting new opportunity for students interested in Early Childhood Education! 

Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky will fast track you to three certifications in Early Childhood Education.
This program is targeted to students who need extra help in math, reading or writing. 
Classes are being offered on Thursday evenings spring 2014 to accommodate working students or those with small children.

Qualified students may have their high school diploma or GED or may not have earned their GED yet.
For more information and to apply contact Melissa Chmura, coordinator at (606) 451-6758

Classes offering IEC 101/102/240 spring 2014, all three courses offered as hybrids. IEC 230 offered online first 8 weeks; after spring semester ends online sessions.