Early Childhood Education (Certificate)

Certificate Description *New Admission to program is not available*

The Certificate in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students for positions within the field of Early Childhood Education.  Students may apply credit hours earned in the certificate toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education.

Certificate Requirements: 33 credits

Course

Course Title

Hours

ECE 100

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 110

Early Childhood Curriculum 

3

ECE 120

Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child

3

ECE 200

Child Guidance

3

ECE 210

Creative Arts for the Young Child

3

ECE 220

Language Arts for the Young Child

3

ECE 230    

Exploration and Discovery for the Young Child

3

ECE 234

Child Growth and Development

3

ECE 240

School, Family, and Community Relations

3

ECE 250

Children with Special Needs

3

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, student will (for children 0-8):

  1. know how to establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment;
  2. understand how to advancing physical and intellectual development;
  3. and understand principles of child growth and development.