Early Childhood Education Certificate Program

Program Description

The Certificate Program provides students with the opportunity to complete a course of study which will prepare them to work in the field of early care and education. Candidates in the Early Childhood Education curricula must complete the ECE academic courses with a minimum grade of C.

 Requirements (30 Credits)
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 ECE 182 Child Growth and Development  OR  ECE 141 Infant / Toddler Growth and Development 3 credits
 ECE 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education  OR  ECE 241 Methods and Techniques for Infant / Toddler Care 3 credits
 ECE 106 Music and Movement for Children  OR  ECE 109 Science and Math for Children 3 credits
 ECE 176 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 credits
 ECE 190 Early Childhood Education Behavior Management 3 credits
 ECE 215 The Exceptional Learner 3 credits
 ECE 231 Early Language and Literacy Development 3 credits
 ECE 275 Child, Family and School Relations 3 credits
ECE elective 3 credits
 Recommended Sequence of Study
 Semester 1
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 ECE 141 Infant / Toddler Growth and Development  OR  ECE 182 Child Growth and Development 3 credits
 Semester 2
 ECE 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education  OR  ECE 241 Methods and Techniques for Infant / Toddler Care 3 credits
 ECE 176 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 credits
ECE Elective 3 credits
 Semester 3
 ECE 190 Early Childhood Education Behavior Management 3 credits
 ECE 231 Early Language and Literacy Development 3 credits
 Semester 4
 ECE 106 Music and Movement for Children 3 credits OR ECE 109 Science and Math for Children 
 ECE 215 The Exceptional Learner 3 credits
 ECE 275 Child, Family and School Relations 3 credits

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