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Early Childhood Education
Short Certificate

Purpose

The Early Childhood Education Short Certificate builds on the Initial Certificate as the second "stackable certificate". At this point developing professionals have 5 choices for areas of specialization: ECE General, Infant/Toddler Care, School-Age Child Care, Family Child Care and ECE Administration. All short certificates provide a foundation for the State ECE Credential and Associate degree.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how children differ in their development and approaches to learning and to use this knowledge to provide opportunities that support the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of all young children from birth through age eight.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use theory, research and foundations of education when planning and implementing Early Child Education programs.
  3. Plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and teaching practices based on knowledge of individual children, the community and the curriculum goals and content.
  4. Use individual and group guidance and problem-solving techniques to develop positive and supportive relationships with children and develop personal self-control, self-motivation and positive self-esteem.
  5. Establish and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with families.
  6. Articulate a philosophy and rationale for decisions while continually assessing and evaluating the effects of their choices and actions on others.

Recommended Course Schedule

Courses  

ECED& 105 Intro Early Child Ed 5
ECED& 107 Health/Safety/Nutrition 5
ECED& 120 Practicum-Nurturing Rel 2

Early Childhood Education (General)

EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior 3

OR

Infant/Toddler Care

EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
EDUC& 132 Infants/Toddlers Care 3

OR

School-Age Care

EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
EDUC& 136 School Age Care 3

OR

Family Child Care

EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
ECED& 134 Family Child Care 3

OR

Administration

EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
ECED& 139 Admin of Early Lrng Prog 3

Estimated Quarterly Program Costs

(subject to change without notice)

Tests: ASSET/COMPASS
$15
Resident Tuition (15 credits) and fixed fees*
$1427
US Citizen Nonresident Tuition (15 credits) and fixed fees*
$1576
Non US Citizen Nonresident Tuition (15 credits) and fixed fees*
$3381
Books and supplies (estimate)
$427
Lab fees
Refer to quarterly class schedule

*Tuition is subject to change due to State Legislative actions

(Updated 2013)