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Early Childhood Education Articulation Agreement and Transfer Guide for Macomb Community College

Ferris Program: Early Childhood Education
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Arts, Sciences, and Education
Transfer School: Macomb Community College
Consortium Eligible: Yes
Articulation Agreement: Yes
Total Credits Required: 122-127
Catalog Year: 2023-2024
The effective dates for this articulation agreement are April 1, 2023 - April 1, 2026.

General Education Requirements

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40 Credits Required

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to select appropriate general education courses. Diversity Competency - 2 Courses Required. If not met by courses taken for Culture, Self and Society, or MTA, a student must meet the following: 1 course with the Global Diversity attribute and 1 course with the U.S. Diversity attribute. Ferris State University General Education www.ferris.edu/gened.

  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 121 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 SPCH 1060
    ENGL 150 English 1 (B or higher) 3 ENGL 1180 or
    ENGL 1210
    ENGL 250 English 2 (B or higher) 3 ENGL 1190 or
    ENGL 1220
    ENGL 321 or
    ENGL 323 or
    ENGL 325
    Advanced Composition or Proposal Writing or Advanced Business Writing 3 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 114 or MATH 115 or MATH 117 Quantitative Reasoning for Professionals 2 or Intermediate Algebra or Contemporary Mathematics 4 or 3 or 4 No Equivalent or
    MATH 1050 or
    MATH 1050X or
    MATH 1415 or
    MATH 1100 or
    MATH 1100X
  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course. BIOL 109 is required for the Child Life Specialist Concentration (ECSP).

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Natural Sciences Electives 6 Varies
  •  Cultural Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    LITR 326 Children's Literature 3 ENGL 2640
    Varies Culture Electives 6 Varies
  •  Self and Society Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course, and at least one Self and Society Foundation course.
    The courses listed below must be taken for the Child Life Specialist concentration. They can, however, apply to all Early Childhood concentrations. See Ferris advisor for course substitutions other than those listed.    

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    SOCY 121 Introductory Sociology 3 SOCY 1010
    PSYC 150 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSYC 1010
    SOCY 225 Marriage and the Family 3 SOCY 2450

College Requirements

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82-86 Credits Required

  •  Major Requirements

    67 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the major 2.75 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    EDCD 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 4

    No Equivalent

    *EDCD 101 is waived with a completed Associate degree in Early Childhood Education.

    EDCD 112 Theories of Child Development 3 ECHS 1100
    EDCD 115 Observation and Documentation of Children 3 No Equivalent
    EDCD 160 Role of the Early Childhood Teacher 3 ECHS 2220
    COHP 205 Child Care Food and Nutrition 3 No Equivalent
    EDCD 206 Ethical Practices in Early Childhood 3 No Equivalent
    EDCD 210 Methods for Teaching Infants and Toddlers 4 ECHS 1150
    EDCD 211 Methods for Teaching Preschool and School Age Children 4 ECHS 1200
    EDLA 261 Foundations of Literacy 3 No Equivalent
    EDCD 295 Early Childhood Education Practicum 6 ECHS 2330 &
    ECHS 2550
    EDCD 308 Teaching Special Needs in Early Childhood Education 3 ECHS 1520
    EDCD 340 Family Engagement in Early Childhood 3 ECHS 1250
    EDCD 350 Curriculum Perspectives in Early Childhood Education 3 No Equivalent
    EDCD 380 Advocacy in Early Childhood Education 3 ECHS 2315
    EDCD 425 Assessment and Research Methods in Early Childhood 4 No Equivalent
    EDCD 450 Current Issues in Early Childhood Education 3 No Equivalent
    EDCD 495 Early Childhood Education Internship 12 No Equivalent

Concentration

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15-19 Credits Required

One concentration is required (requires declaration).

  •  Birth Through Kindergarten Concentration (BIRK)

    19 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the concentration 2.50 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    EDCD 310 Child Guidance 3 ECHS 2000
    EDLA 311 Advanced Foundations of Literacy Pre-Kindergarten through Third Grade 3 No Equivalent
    EDCD 408 Individualized Educational Plan/Individualized Family Service Plan Planning and Development 3 No Equivalent
    EDLA 411 Literacy Instruction and Assessment Pre-Kindergarten through Third Grade 4 No Equivalent
    EDCD 440 Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in Early Childhood 3 No Equivalent
    EDCD 488 Early Childhood Special Education Internship 3 No Equivalent
  •  Child Life Specialist Concentration (ECSP)

    17 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the concentration 2.50 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COHP 100 Orientation to Medical Vocabulary 1 HHSC 1700
    EDUC 251 Human Growth Development 3 No Equivalent
    COMM 320 Family Communication 3 No Equivalent
    PSYC 345 Psychology of Death and Dying 3 No Equivalent
    SOCY 373 Health and Illness in Society 3 SOCY 2000
    EDCD 430 Introduction to Child Life Specialist Program 4 No Equivalent
  •  Early Childhood Lead Teacher Concentration (ECLT)

    16 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the concentration 2.50 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    EDCD 310 Child Guidance 3 ECHS 2000
    EDLA 311 Advanced Foundations of Literacy Pre-Kindergarten through Third Grade 3 No Equivalent
    EDCD 408 Individualized Educational Plan/Individualized Family Service Plan Planning and Development 3 No Equivalent
    EDLA 411 Literacy Instruction and Assessment Pre-Kindergarten through Third Grade 4 No Equivalent
    EDCD 440 Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in Early Childhood 3 No Equivalent
  •  Early Childhood Management Concentration (ECMG)

    15 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the concentration 2.50 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 1080
    MGMT 301 Applied Management 3 MGMT 1010
    MGMT 310 Small Business Management 3 MGMT 1210
    MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3 MKTG 1010
    EDCD 410 Early Childhood Education Management and Leadership 3 ECHS 1710

Program Contact Information

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College of Arts, Sciences, and Education
School of Education
(231) 591-5361
[email protected] 

Ferris Statewide - Macomb Community College
(586) 445-7150
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Minimum Composite ACT Score of 17/SAT 900

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA based on completion of 12 transferable semester credit hours or more.
  • The degree completion program at a statewide and online location requires 48 transferable semester credits to be admitted.
  • Completion of ENGL 150 or transfer equivalent of C grade or higher
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s MATH 114/115/117 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0 to 49.

More Information

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Select courses may be delivered online and/or in a mixed delivery format (i.e. a mix of online and face-to-face instruction at the Ferris Main Campus or at a statewide location).

To fulfill the residency requirement for a bachelor’s degree a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.

Steps to Apply

Advising Notes

It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor to review the degree, course schedule, transfer policies and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. Ferris accepts transfer courses in which the student earned a letter grade of "C" or better. Additional policies such as the Ferris Sunset and Residency Requirement should be discussed with a Ferris advisor. Students who are completing the MTA may have different general education course requirements for the particular degree selected.

Meeting with a Ferris advisor prior to the selection of general education or elective coursework may reduce the chance of completing a course that will not apply toward the selected degree. Students must work with their Ferris advisor to declare a Minor or Concentration and for the selection of Directed Electives.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an orientation and should continue to meet with an advisor as they work toward graduation.

To schedule an appointment or for additional transfer resources and policies see our Transfer Resource page.

*Indicates an approved Ferris course substitution

Reverse Transfer Agreement

Ferris has reverse transfer agreements with several Michigan Community Colleges. Under such agreement, Ferris will provide your official University transcript to a partner school you have attended, so that they may grant you an associate or bachelor's degree upon completion of sufficient and appropriate credit hours from both institutions. In turn, the degree-granting institution will provide Ferris with an updated transcript reflecting the newly earned credential.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Ferris participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement will facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one Michigan institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone package. The MTA consists of a minimum of 30 general education credit hours as identified by the college or university.

Students transferring to Ferris with the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and entering a degree program will have met a 30-hour block of lower-level general education courses. However, this does not exempt students from completing program-specific prerequisites or higher-level general education course requirements. Students should contact their advisor regarding classes that meet the MTA.

Disclaimer

Transfer guides are not intended to be a contract with Ferris. The information in this guide is subject to change and is aligned with the catalog year listed above. Students should contact their community college and/or Ferris to keep informed of changes. Students' final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student. Please refer to the Ferris catalog for the most current curriculum.

Partners may contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships with questions or updates at [email protected].