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.
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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|
* ECE 118 only applies if taken after Summer 2014.