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2024-25 RCC Catalog 
2024-25 RCC Catalog

Early Intervention Transfer to Western Oregon University

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Associate of Science

About the Program

Based on a signed articulation agreement, Rogue Community College (RCC) and Western Oregon University (WOU) offer an Associate of Science degree for students who want to work with children ages birth to kindergarten entry with developmental delays or disabilities. This degree offers knowledge and application components drawn from curriculum at both institutions.

The Associate of Science degree articulates directly into a WOU Early Childhood bachelor’s degree grounded with an Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) concentration and license. The degree at RCC and WOU align with the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Students should work closely with their advisors to ensure transferability of this program. They should also contact the WOU College of Education early in the first year of the program to be advised about additional requirements and procedures for admission to WOU. If students transfer before completing this degree or transfer in a major not covered by prior agreements, their courses will be evaluated individually toward the transfer requirements of the college of their choice.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for the Early Intervention Transfer to Western Oregon University are:

Design strategies that embed opportunities for targeted learning across all developmental domains for children with developmentally diverse needs through age 5.

Generate strategies that build and sustain family and community partnerships, reflecting the complex characteristics of children’s families and communities to support successful early childhood outcomes.

Design developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate and inclusive teaching practices and environments for children ages birth through age 5.

Apply different observation methods to inform instruction and planning reflective of children’s developmental, cultural, and linguistic needs.

Identify and conduct one’s self as a member of the early childhood field. 

Use academic content knowledge to build developmentally appropriate curriculum that promotes positive outcomes for each child.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.

Many courses in this department require participation in community schools, programs, and agencies for observation and practicum experiences. Practicum placement and classroom observations will require proof of measles immunization status, RCC Student ID, and may require proof of COVID vaccination status or criminal history background check. More information is available from the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college registration policies and the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department Chair’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now student must meet with the department chair to determine placement.

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of Science degree will be awarded to students who complete all credits in this program with a grade of “C-” or better. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C-” or better grade.

Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement. Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Total Program Credits: 90-94

Program Prerequisites:


Prerequisite Credits: 0-10

Term Credits: 13


Term Credits: 14


Term Credits: 14-15


Term Credits: 7


Term Credits: 13


Term Credits: 14

Term Credits: 15

Approved Humanities Courses

(complete two courses from the following list, 7-8 credits)

Approved Lab Science Courses

(Complete at least two courses which must have labs, from the following list for a total of 8 credits. Note that only one course can be a regional field studies course indicated by asterisk.)


1 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.

For more information, contact the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department:

Phone: 541-956-7500

Email: ECEInfo@roguecc.edu

Web address: www.roguecc.edu/ecee

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