Early Childhood Education Certificate - Infant Toddler C55220IT

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:  18 Semester Hours Credit

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        Major Courses
        Core (16 SHC)

EDU 119Introduction to Early Childhood Education40004
EDU 131Child, Family, & Community30003
EDU 153Health, Safety, and Nutrition30003
EDU 234Infants, Toddlers, & Twos30003

        Required Subject Areas   
        *CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

EDU 144Child Development I30003

        Other Major Courses (2 SHC):

EDU 184Early Childhood Introduction Practicum13002

DEVELOPMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: DRE 096, DRE 097, DRE 098, ACA 085