2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Early Childhood Education - State Initial Early Childhood Education Certificate (statewide)

Program Description: The ECE State Certificate program is designed to provide the core learning necessary for preparing students for entry level career positions in early childhood (birth to eight years) settings and for providing the opportunity to continue their professional academic education. The Early Childhood Education Department has the ECE State Certificate, available as a stackable certificate. Coursework taken to complete the stackable ECE State Certificate includes this 12 credit certificate, and an additional short certificate of specialization can be obtained with 8 additional credits for a total of 20 credits. These certificates apply toward the ECE State Certificate (47 credits), an ECE Intermediate Certificate (60 credits), an ECE ATA Degree (90 credits), and an ECE AAS-T Degree (101 credits). This certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 12 credits as outlined.

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

Program Requirements (12 credits)

OUTCOME: Document and demonstrate understanding of professionally defined characteristics, standards, practices, and teaching strategies of effective early childhood teachers.

Program Notes

The program code for this certificate is ECEECC01. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

The advisors for this program are:
Sandy Arnold | sarnold@edmonds.edu | 425.640.1021
Heather Peterson-Bruno | heather.peterson@edmonds.edu
Nicole Traore | nicole.traore@edmonds.edu

Department website: Early Childhood Education | edmonds.edu/ece

Certificate of Completion General Information

This certificate of completion (COC) is awarded upon completion of the required number of courses. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or S grades in all college level courses in order to earn this COC. Certain certificates may require a higher cumulative grade point average as dictated by industry standards. All credits for this COC must be earned at Edmonds College.

Certificates of completion (COCs) are not eligible for financial aid; however, some COCs may be eligible for veteran’s benefits. If you are interested in this COC, please talk to your faculty advisor or an academic advisor in student services.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

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 an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor.

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.

College Resources

Internal Coding

TC - 12
CIP - 131210
Last revised - 2024/01/31