May 31, 2023
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PGM Code – 402C
Program Description The Early Childhood Education Department has both a Certificate and ATA Degree program of study. The Certificate is designed to provide the learning opportunities necessary to prepare students for entry-level career positions in early childhood (infancy to third grade) settings. Coursework taken to complete the Early Childhood Certificate can be applied toward the Early Childhood Education ATA Degree .
Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.
Credit/Grade Requirements This Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 57 credits as outlined on the reverse side. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must have been received from Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.
Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.
Students Are Advised To
- Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
- Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
- Communicate with a faculty adviser.
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458
The advisers for this program are
Connie Schatz | firstname.lastname@example.org | 425.640.1612
Sandy Arnold | email@example.com | 425.640.1021
Early Childhood Education | www.edcc.edu/ece
Gainful employment information is available for this program.
|This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.
I. General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (16 credits)
A. Communication Skills (5 credits)
B. Quantitative Skills (5 credits)
C. Human Relations/Group Interaction (3 credits)
D. Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
General Education/Related Instruction Requirements Learning Outcomes
Students will demonstrate General Education/Related Instruction Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:
Communication Skills: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.
Quantitative Skills: Apply mathematical, quantitative or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.
Human Relations/Group Interaction: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.
Cultural Diversity: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.
II. Program Requirements (41 credits)
Critical Thinking (9 credits)
Career Management (5 credits)
Program Requirements Learning Outcomes
|Upon completion of the Program Learning Requirements for this degree, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of how the role as a child development specialist will influence and be applied as a teacher of young children, citing specific teaching approaches, strategies, rationale for decision making, and tools for early education.
- Demonstrate the ability to articulate a personal definition of the role of the early childhood teacher and a professional philosophy with defined strategies and identified bodies of knowledge that optimally support and encourage children’s growth and development.
- Demonstrate evidence of professionally defined dispositions that will support reflective thought and the use of reflective thought to guide selection of teaching strategies, methods of interactions, and curriculum decisions.
- Demonstrate understanding of professionally defined characteristics, standards, practices, and teaching strategies of effective early childhood teachers.
- Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to plan a curriculum and classroom program based upon observational data, professionally defined standards, current research findings, and theories of learning during the early childhood stage of development.
- Career Management: Career Management is met by the outcomes stated above.
Meet with an adviser to discuss any course substitutions.
All coursework taken to complete the Early Childhood Education Certificate can be applied to the requirements for the Early Childhood Education ATA degree. Consult with an adviser for details.
Adviser’s Signature and Date
Dean’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2012 | Rev: 06/12
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