AS to BS, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE)

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for the Associates in Applied Science (AAS) at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and leads to the Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) and for Montessori Area of Specialization with IECE at Campbellsville University.

Admission Requirements

To apply as a transfer:

  • Complete the CU online application
  • Provide official college transcripts for each institution attended reflecting all coursework attempted or earned. Only credits from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted.
  • *Students who have earned 23 hours or fewer of college credits after high school graduation must also provide a final high school transcript
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Graduation Requirements

  1. All candidates must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of academic work with a minimum standing of 2.10 in the area of concentration, or in majors and minors, and a minimum overall average of 2.0. “D” grades are not acceptable in ENG 111 or ENG 112. No “D” grade is accepted on area or major and minor programs unless approved by the division chair.
  2. Students seeking teacher certification must have an overall 2.75 cumulative grade point average.
  3. For Education programs a C or better is required in MAC 120 or MAC 140.
  4. All candidates must have completed all general education requirements.
  5. All candidates must have completed one major and one minor or an area as specified by the Division or School applicable in each case. In combination, a major and minor must total 51 hours, exclusive of courses in methods.
  6. All candidates must complete a minimum of 42 semester hours of credit in courses numbered 300 or above, and also, complete a minimum of 25 percent of the requirements for graduation at Campbellsville University. Up to 12 credits of approved 200 level courses may transfer into 300 or above.
  7. All candidates must submit a Graduation Application on TigerNet.
  8. At least one-third of the course requirements in the major and in the minor or area of concentration must be completed at Campbellsville University with an average of “C” or better.
  9. All candidates for a degree must complete the last 30 hours of credit in residence.
  10. No more than 32 hours of correspondence and/or extension work will be accepted for credit toward the degree. No student may enroll for correspondence or extension while doing resident work without permission of the Registrar. Correspondence work in major or minor field must be approved also by the Chair of the Divisions concerned.
  11. The student must, in all cases, be responsible for meeting the requirements for graduation.
  12. All candidates must fulfill Chapel/Convocation Program credit requirements. (Online and regional site Students are Exempt)

General Transfer Requirements

  • Online Students-up to $1500
  • Regional Sites-$500 Opportunity Scholarship
  • Main Campus- $6000-$9000 Transfer Scholarship

Degree Requirements for KCTCS

1) Completion of minimum 60 credit hours, 2) minimum cumulative GPA 2.0, 3) minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree, 4) cultural studies course, 5) demonstration of digital literacy, and 6) college success requirement.

kctcs requirements

KCTCS Course Course or Category Credits CU Course
ENG 101 Writing I 3 *ENG 111
ENG 102 Writing II 3 *ENG 112
COM 181
COM 252
Oral Communications 3

*MAC 120
*MAC 140

HIS 101
HIS 102
HIS 108
HIS 109




*HST 231
*HST 242
*HST 110
*HST 120

ART 100
MUS 100
PHI 100
THA 101
HUM 120



*ART 110
*MUS 125
*PHI 241
*TH 131

MAT 150
MAT 110
MAT 146
Quantitative Reasoning 3

*MTH 111
*MTH 110
*MTH 110

BIO 112/113
BIO 120/121
AST 101
PHY 171
CHE 140/145

Natural Science w/Lab


*BIO 110/113
*BIO 103/104
*PHY 132
*PHY 141
*CHE 100/103

SOC 101
PSY 110
ECO 201
ECO 202
Social/Behavioral 9 6 hours toward general education
  Subtotal General Education Core Courses 33  

TBS XXX means to be selected by KCTCS student.

TBD XXX means to be determined by Campbellsville University based on course selected.

*Counts towards CU's General Education Requirements

KCTCS Course Course or Category Credits CU
ENG 161 Category 2 General Education course (Humanities, Heritage, Social/Behavioral Science, Language) 3 ENG 210

Category 2 General Education course

(Humanities, Heritage, Social/Behavioral

Science, Language)

Subtotal AA Requirement Courses

KCTCS Course Course or Category Credits CU

CIT 105
OST 105

Intro to Computing (Digital Literacy Course) 3 *CIS 100

FYE 100
FYE 105

First-Year College Success Course/Experience 0-3 Elective

IEC  101
IEC 102
IEC 130
IEC 200
IEC 235
IEC 170
IEC 180
IEC 221
IEC 246
IEC 260

Orientation to ECE
Foundations of ECE
Early Childhood Development
Child Guidance
Intro to Inclusive Education
Observation and Assessment
Approaches to ECE Curriculum
Creative Impressions in IECE
Sciences and Math in IECE
Infant and Toddler Ed. Programming


ECE 111
ECE 130
ECE 230
ECE 140
ECE 216
ECE 270
ECE 280
IECE 382
IECE 383
IECE 385


Free electives to reach 60 hours


Subtotal Elective Courses: 21-24
TOTAL Associate Degree Hours:60-63

Degree Requirement: One courses must be selected from the KCTCS identified Cultural Studies course list in the KCTCS catalog.

Campbellsville University Requirements

CU Course Course or Category Credits KCTCS
  Completed at KCTCS 3-31  
  To Be Completed at CU 0-41  
  Total General Education Hours 41-42  

** 25% of gen ed must be taken at CU

CU Course Course or Category Credits KCTCS
ED 199 Entry to Teacher Preparation 0  
ECE 111 Educational Foundations of Early Childhood 3 IEC 101
ECE 130 Child Development I 3 IEC 102
ECE 140 Guidance of the Young Child 3 IEC 200
ECE 230 Child Development II 3 IEC 130
ED 299 Admission to Educator Preparation Program 0  
ED 399 Admission to Student Teaching 0  
ED 499 Educator Preparation Program Exit 0  
IEC 301 The IECE Profession 3  
  Total Foundation Hours 15  
CU Course Course or Category Credits KCTCS
ECE 216 Introduction to Special Education in Early 3 IEC 235
ECE 270 Observation and Assessment 3 IEC 170
ECE 280 Approaches to Curriculum and Methods 3 IEC 180
IEC 360 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in 3  
IEC 381 Language and Literacy Methodology 3 IEC 381*
IEC 382 Arts and Humanities Methodology 3 IEC 221
IEC 383 Math, Science, and Social Studies Methodology 3 IEC 246
IEC 384 Interactive and Assistive Technology 3  
IEC 385 Infant and Toddler Methodology 3 IEC 260
IEC 416 Special Education Procedures and Strategies in IECE 3  
IEC 420 Teaching in Kindergarten 3 IEC 291*
IEC 440 Positive Behavior Supports 3  
IEC 460 Working with Families in Early Intervention 3  
IEC 470 Advanced Assessment in Interdisciplinary 3  
IEC 480 Advanced Curriculum and Methods in 3  
Take one course on this list
IEC 400 Current issues in the Early Childhood Profession 3  
IEC 410 Special Investigations in Early 3  
  Total Related Studies Hours 48  

**KCTCS Students who complete IECE 291 in a kindergarten setting may transfer this course for CU IECE 420.

CU Course Course or Category Credits KCTCS
ED 450 Student Teaching 12  
  Total Clinical Hours 13  
  Recommended Elective-Advisor Approved 3  
  Free Electives to reach 120 credit hours 1  


Total Baccalaureate Degree Credit Hours: 120