The certificate in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students for working with children under the age of eight in a supportive role. Students interested in working with infants and toddlers are advised to take ECE* 141, Infants/Toddlers Growth and Development, and ECE 241, Methods and Techniques for Infant/Toddler, in addition to the courses listed below.
Students completing the requirements for the Certification are able to:
- Identify a variety of current and historical theoretical approaches.
- Identify and assess the elements that determine quality in early childhood settings.
- Identify and evaluate ethical issues that may be encountered in the field.
- Plan, implement and evaluate age appropriate and individually appropriate activities.
- Create and evaluate a learning environment that supports children’s physical, social, emotional, creative, language and cognitive development.
- Identify and apply positive approaches to discipline and behavior management that encourage children to develop self-control and self-esteem.
- Meet the needs of diverse populations of children and their families.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ELECTIVES:
|†ECE* 101||Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3|
|†ECE* 176||Health, Safety, and Nutrition||3|
|†ECE* 111||General Psychology I||3|
|†ECE* 204||Child & Adolescent Development||3|
|†ECE* 222||Methods & Techniques in Early Childhood Education||3|
|†ECE* 210||Observation, Participation and Seminar||3|
|†ECE* 215||The Exceptional Learner||3|
|†ECE* 231||Early Language & Literacy Development||3|
|†ECE* 190 OR
|Early Childhood Education Behavior Management
Children, Families and Schools
|† Pre-requisite or corequisite required.|