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Early Childhood Assistant Educator

Certificate

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. 

Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in CDA/ECE courses once you have completed the requirement listed in Program Admissions and the department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Conditional Program/Major Codes: CRTCAE/9CAE

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Online Option:  This program can be completed entirely online.

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 2019-2020
  

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
ECE 108 Literature/Social Studies for Children 3
ECE 117 Child Growth and Development 3
ECE 118*
    or CDA 102
    and CDA 121
    and CDA 271
Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  The Child's Total Learning Environment
  Techniques for Observing Children
  Professionalism in Childcare
3
ECE 125 Nutrition, Health, and Safety for the Young Child 3
ECE 211 Inclusion of Young Children with Special Needs 3
ECE 226  Positive Child Guidance 3
ECE or CDA Elective Complete three credits from the following:
ECE 107, 115, 124, 129, 245, CDA 103, 112,
126, 138, 155, 161, 170, 173, 211, 222
3
Subtotal 21

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

ART 105
  or MAT 106
  or WRT 101
Exploring Art and Visual Culture
  Elementary Data Analysis with Spreadsheets
  English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101]
3
CSA 100 Computer Literacy 1
STU 100 Student Success and Career Planning 1
Subtotal 5
Total 26

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