2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 13, 2024  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education - Intermediate Certificate


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PGM Code - 402C 

Program Description The Early Childhood Intermediate 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 Intermediate Certificate can be applied toward the Early Childhood Education ATA Degree  and the Early Childhood Education - Associate in Applied Science-T Degree . The Intermediate Certificate is inclusive of courses in the State Early Childhood Education Certificate (statewide) .

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. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must have been received from Edmonds CC. 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 a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

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,
  • Communicate with an academic adviser, and
  • Submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.

College Resources
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

Advisers
The advisers for this program are
Connie Schatz | cschatz@edcc.edu | 425.640.1612
Sandy Arnold | sarnold@edcc.edu | 425.640.1021

Department website
Early Childhood Education | www.edcc.edu/ece

Gainful Employment
Gainful Employment Information is available for this program.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (16 credits)


Communication Skills (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.

Quantitative Skills (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.

Human Relations/Group Interaction (3 credits)


OUTCOME: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.

Cultural Diversity (3 credits)


OUTCOME: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

Program Requirements (41 credits)


OUTCOMES:

  • 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.

Critical Thinking (5 credits)


Career Management (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.

Special Note


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.

Signatures


 


Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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