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Early Childhood Studies - Certificate for Employed Professionals


** Program Inactivation **

This endorsement program has been inactivated.
No new students are being accepted into this endorsement program.

Learn fundamental concepts in Early Care and Education. Courses focus on child development, learning and culture as well as teaching techniques, observation, and curriculum.

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 towards the Advanced Early Childhood Studies Certificate and/or 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
CDA 102 The Child's Total Learning Environment 1
CDA 103 Curriculum Planning and Schedule Development 1
CDA 121 Techniques for Observing Children 1
CDA 155 Understanding How Children Learn and Develop 1
CDA 161 Principles of Social Competence 1
CDA 222 Elements of Children's Culture 1
CDA 271 Professionalism in Childcare 1
ECE 115 Supervision and Administration of Early Childhood Programs 3
ECE 117 Child Growth and Development 3
ELEC Electives: complete 4 credits of CDA and/or ECE courses. 4
Total 17