Early Childhood Education, Advanced Certificate

CDEV.CRT.C58

Program Overview

The certificate program for Early Childhood Education is designed to provide students with practical skills necessary for entry into the field of caring for young children. Students completing the program will be prepared to assist teachers in child care settings. Students must be at least 19 years of age with one year (1,560 clock hours) in a licensed day care facility upon program completion to be qualified as a child care worker, according to Department of Children and Family Services regulations.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

ECED 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

ECED 2163Discipline/Classroom Management

3 Credits

ECED 2233Language Acquisition & Development

3 Credits

ECED 2513Child, Family & Community Relations

3 Credits

ECED 2523Intro to Early Childhood Education

3 Credits

ECED 2533Early Childhood Curriculum Development

3 Credits

ECED 2543Child Study & Observation

3 Credits

ECED 2633Health, Nutrition & Safety

3 Credits

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ECED 2013History & Philosophy of Early Child Ed

3 Credits

ECED 2103School Aged Programming

3 Credits

ECED 2153Infant/Toddler Care

3 Credits

ECED 2223Art/Music Activities

3 Credits

ECED 2243Science/Math Activities

3 Credits

ECED 2253Motor Development/Physical Activities

3 Credits

ECED 2263Heads Up Reading

3 Credits

ECED 2363Administration in Child Care Settings

3 Credits

EDUC 1833The Exceptional Learner/Child

3 Credits

General education

COMM 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 33

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

ECED 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

ECED 2633Health, Nutrition & Safety

3 Credits

ECED 2163Discipline/Classroom Management

3 Credits

ECED 2233Language Acquisition & Development

3 Credits

ECED 2523Intro to Early Childhood Education

3 Credits

Spring semester

ECED 2533Early Childhood Curriculum Development

3 Credits

ECED 2543Child Study & Observation

3 Credits

ECED 2513Child, Family & Community Relations

3 Credits

COMM 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

Early Childhood Education Elective

3 Credits

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