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Advanced Early Childhood Studies


Acquire theoretical knowledge and develop the competencies needed to enter a career and to continue professional growth in the care and education of children birth through age eight in various settings. 

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

What can I do with this certificate?

Career options: Apply for a position working with young children or use credits toward professional development requirements

Academic options:  Continue your studies by applying your coursework toward the Early Childhood Studies AAS.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.

Program Requirements 2017-2018

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
ECE 117 Child Growth and Development 3
ECE 118* Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
    or CDA 102 The Child's Total Learning Environment 1
    and CDA 121 Techniques for Observing Children 1
    and CDA 271 Professionalism in Childcare 1
ECE 226  Teaching Techniques and Behavior Management 3
ECE 228 The Young Child: Family, Culture, and Community 3
ECE 240 Assessment of Young Children 3
ECE 246 Integrating Learning and Lesson Planning: Literacy 3
ECE 292 Early Childhood Education: Theory to Practice 4
Total 22
* ECE 118 only applies if taken after Summer 2014.