Kids at the UVM Campus Children's School

The UVM College of Education and Social Services (CESS) and the Community College of Vermont (CCV) have partnered together to create a joint 2+2 pathway for students interested in studying Early Childhood Education.

This pathway allows CCV students to complete the Associates of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. With an additional 60 credits taken at UVM, students will then complete their Bachelors of Science in Education. A detailed plan of how the CCV credits transfer into UVM can be found below.

For more information regarding this program, please contact our Student Services Office at 802-656-3468 or email

CCV Course Number

CCV Title

Credit Hours

UVM Requirement

UVM Course

Core Classes

EDU 1030 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 Major EDEC 001
PSY 2010 Child Development 3 Major EDEC 063 or PSYS 150
SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3 Sustainability & Concentration SOC 001
Various EDU, PSY, or SOC 3 Elective Various
COM 1015 Communication in the EC & Afterschool Workplace 3 Concentration EDEC 0XX
EDU 1270 Supporting Children with Diverse Abilities 3 Elective EDEC 0XX
EDU 2045 Curriculum Development for Early Childhood Education 3 Major EDEC 140
INT 2860 Professional Field Experience (See notes) 3 Major EDEC XXX, then EDEC 139

General Education Classes

INT 1050 Dimensions of Self & Society 3 Humanities HUMN 0XX
CIS 1041* Technological Literacy:
Choose Computer Applications
3 Elective CS 0XX
ENG 1061 English Composition 3 Foundational Writing & Information Literacy & Concentration ENG 001
MAT 1221 or
Choose Finite Math or Statistics
3 Quantitative Reasoning & Concentration MATH 017 or STAT 111
ENG 1062* Research/Writing Intensive:
Choose English Composition 2
3 Concentration ENGS 050
BIO 1140* Scientific Method:
Choose Human Biology
3 Concentration BIOL 004
ENG 1310* Human Expession:
Choose Intro to Literature
3 Concentration ENGS 011
ENV 1010* Global Perspectives and Sustainability:
Choose Intro to Environmental Science
3 Concentration ENSC 001
HUM 2010 Seminar in Education Inquiry 3 Elective HUMN 0XX
POS 1020 Elective:
Choose American Politics & Government
3 General Education & Concentration POLS 021
HIS 1211 or
Choose U.S. History to 1865 or U.S. History Since 1865
3 General Education & Concentration HST 011 or HST 012
BIO 1250* Elective:
Choose Wildlife Ecology
3 Concentration WFB 174

Total Credits

  Total CCV Credits 60 Total UVM Credits  

* For alternative CCV options, see below.

INT 2860: Professional Field Requirements

Students should choose a classroom setting inclusive of children (birth-age 5) who are culturally and linguistically diverse and experiencing developmental delay or disability.

Practicum objetives for Preschool experience for students matriculating into UVM to complete Bachelor's degree (80 hours of field work):

a. Establish respectful, reciprocal and responsive relationships with children, families and teachers (NAEYC Initial Licensure Standards 1a,b,c; 2b,c; 4a)

b. Use developmental knowledge to foster healthy, respectful, inclusive, supportive and appropriately challenging learning environments for young children (NAEYC Initial Licensure Standards 1c; 4a,b,c; 5c)

c. Consider the role of family, culture, and context in the development of young children and issues of diversity and inclusionary practice in the classroom (NAEYC Initial Licensure Standards 1b; 2a; 4a,d)

d. Demonstrate skills related to professionalism, such as accountability, affect/disposition, communication and upholding ethical standards (NAEYC Initial Licensure Standards 4a,d; 6a,b)

e. Observe, record and analyze young children's efforts to co-construct and represent socio-moral, physical, and logico-mathematical knowledge in a group setting; (NAEYC Initial Licensure Standards 1a; 3b,c; 4b,c)

f. Practice a range of intentional teaching strategies in supporting children's inclusion, pro-social behaviors, and construction of knowledge, in all domains (NAEYC Initial Licensure Standards 1a,b,c; 3a; 4a,b,c,d; 5c)

g. Develop the ability to work effectively with children one-on-one in small groups and in large groups. (NAEYC Initial Licensure Standards 4a,b,c,d)

h. Contribute as an active and collaboratrive member of a pedagogical team, including planning meaningful, play-based curriculum with learning objectives linked to the Vermont Early Learning Standards (VELS) (NAEYC Initial Licensure Standards 1c; 3b,d; 4b,c,d; 5c; 6c,d)

i. Develop an understanding of the goals, benefits and various approaches to assessment and the role of technology in this process (NAEYC Initial Licensure Standards 3a,b; 4b)

Global Perspectives & Sustainability

BIO 1020 Introduction to Environmental Biology
BIO 1240 Forest Ecology
BIO 1250 Wildlife Ecology
BIO 2260 Principles of Conservation Biology
ENV 1010 Introduction to Environmental Science
ENV 1055 Fundamentals of Earth Science
ENV 1230 Current Environmental Issues
ENV 2010 Moving toward Sustainability
ENV 2050 Natural History of Vermont
GEO 1010 Introduction to Geography
GEO 2020 World Regions & Cultures
MET 1020 Meteorology

Human Expression

ENG 1310 Introduction to Literature
ENG 1350 World Mythology
ENG 1410 Introduction to the Novel
ENG 2050 Global Issues in the Media
ENG 2090 Travel Writing
ENG 2101 Creative Writing I
ENG 2102 Creative Writing II
ENG 2120 Creative Writing: Poetry
ENG 2150 Creative Writing: Autobiography & Memoir
ENG 2310 Introduction to Shakespeare
ENG 2340 Native American Literature
ENG 2360 The Literature of New England
ENG 2370 Detective Fiction
ENG 2395 Contemporary World Litarature
ENG 2510 Women & Literature
ENG 2560 Nature & Literature
ENG 2580 War Literature
SLS 1011 Sign Language I
SLS 1012 Sign Language II
HUM 2030 American Folklore


MAT 1030 Applied Math Concepts
MAT 1221 Finite Math
MAT 1531 Calculus I
MAT 2021 Statistics I
MAT 2532 Calculus II

Research/Writing Intensive

ENG 1020 Introduction to Research Methods
ENG 1062 English Composition II
ENG 1310 Introduction to Literature
ENG 2050 Global Issues in the Media
ENG 2135 Technical Writing & Research

Scientific Method

BIO 1030 Introduction to Nutrition
BIO 1140 Human Biology
BIO 1240 Forest Ecology
BIO 1250 Wildlife Ecology
BIO 1260 Dinosaurs
BIO 2260 Principals of Conversion Biology
BIO 2330 Principles of Animal Behavior
BIO 2350 Introduction to Ornithology
ENV 1010 Introduction to Environmental Science
ENV 1055 Fundamentals of Earth Science
ENV 1230 Current Environmental Issues
ENV 2010 Moving toward Sustainability
ENV 2050 Natrual History of Vermont
MET 1020 Meteorology
PHY 1110 Inroduction to Astronomy
Choose One:  
BIO 1020 Introduction to Environmental Biology
BIO 1210 Introduction to Biology
BIO 1211 Introductary Biology: Ecology & Evolution
BIO 1212 Introductary Biology: Cells & Genetic Basis of Life
BIO 1220 Botany
BIO 2011 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 2012 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIO 2120 Elements of Microbiology
CHE 1020 Inroductary Chemistry
CHE 1031 General Chemistry I
CHE 1032 General Chemistry II
CHE 2110 Introduction to Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry
PHY 1041 Physics I
PHY 1042 Physicis II
PHY 2025 Physics for the Environment


Technological Literacy

CIS 1041 Computer Applications
CIS 1045 Introduction to Multimedia Applications & Tools
CIS 1100 Introduction to Computer Science
CIS 1150 Introduction to Internet Marketing
CIS 1151 Website Development
CIS 1170 Inroduction to Web Analytics
CIS 1311 Cisco I: Introduction to Networks
CIS 1312 Cisco II: Routing and Switching Essentials
CIS 1313 Cisco III: Scaling Networks
CIS 1314 Cisco IV: Connecting Networks
CIS 1322 Word Processing
CIS 1350 Desktop Operating Systems
CIS 1430 Spreadsheets
CIS 2031 C/C++ Programming I
CIS 2032 C/C++ Programming II
CIS 2040 Management Information Systems
CIS 2080 Foundations of Content Management Systems
CIS 2110 Concepts of PC Hardware
CIS 2120 Concepts of Local Area Networks
CIS 2125 Windows Server Administration
CIS 2140 Programming for the Internet
CIS 2150 Introduction to Linux
CIS 2152 Intermediate Linux
CIS 2190 Decision Making through Business Intelligence
CIS 2210 Python Programming
CIS 2245 Concepts of Computer Security
CIS 2271 Java Programming
CIS 2272 Intermediate Java Programming
CIS 2310 Novell Networking
CIS 2340 SQL Database Administration
CIS 2360 Comuter User Support
CIS 2410 Digital Image Manipulation
CIS 2430 Web Application Programming
CIS 2440 Intermediate Website Development
CIS 2360 Computer User Support
CIS 2410 Digital Image Manipulation
CIS 2430 Web Application Programming
CIS 2440 Intermediate Website Development