View Early Childhood Education Technology AAS (R): 315
View Early Childhood Education Certificate (R): 177
View Early Childhood Leadership and Management Letter of Recognition: 819
This certificate curriculum is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of child care settings with children from infancy through age eight. The curriculum consists of a core of 21 credit hours directly related to early childhood education. The curriculum is designed to be completed within two semesters or over a longer period of time if a student chooses. Students may apply earned credits toward an AAS in Early Childhood Education Technology.
|COMM 108||Introduction to Human Communication ||3|
|EDUC 115||Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition ||3|
||Child Growth and Development
||Curriculum Planning in Early Childhood Education
|EDUC 153||Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum Planning |
|OR|| || |
|EDUC 154 ||School-Age Child Care||3 |
||Practicum in Early Childhood Education
|EDUC 180||Children's Literature ||3 |
||Observation and Assessment of Young Children
|ENGL 101||Introduction to College Writing ||3|
|PSYC 102||General Psychology ||3 |
Total credit hours 30
Program Outcomes for the Early Childhood Education Certificate
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Describe theories and principles of child development and learning. Apply the theories and principles to the classroom teaching.
- Use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in observing and working with children.
- Apply developmentally appropriate teaching practices and guidance approaches to enhance children’s learning and development.
- Develop and implement curriculum plans to promote children’s learning in the areas of physical/motor, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development.
- Be reflective practitioners to reflect and use the most effective methods of guidance and teaching when working with children.
- Demonstrate written, verbal, critical thinking, and problem solving skills which will allow them to effectively make connections between prior knowledge/experience and new learning.
- Teach young children in an early childhood setting with the required disposition, knowledge, skills, and competencies.
- Work on the AAS degree with good standing of the required content areas.
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