Early Childhood Education Certificate C55220

Curriculum Description:
The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments.  Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children.  Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings.  Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

Certificate Course and Hour Requirements:  16 Semester Hours Credit


        Major Courses    
        Core (16 SHC)

EDU 119Introduction to Early Childhood Education40004
EDU 131Child, Family, & Community30003
EDU 146Child Guidance30003
EDU 151Creative Activities30003

        Required Subject Areas

EDU 144Child Development I30003