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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.

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Program Requirements

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.

* ECE 118 only applies if taken after Summer 2014.