Plan of Study

Online Course Offerings

The Early Childhood Education Division offers classes via three different methods:


1.  Online:  all class content is delivered completely on-line (Blackboard) through your computer or laptop.
2.  Hybrid:  the majority of the course is delivered through Blackboard with varying degrees of face-to-face or class requirements.
3.  Face-to-Face:  all class content is delivered in a classroom setting.

CourseCourse TitleOnlineHybrid Face-to-Face
EDU 119 Intro. to Early Childhood Education x x x
EDU 131 Child, Family & Community x x x
EDU 144 Child Development I x x x
EDU 145 Child Development II x x x
EDU 146 Child Guidance
x x
EDU 151 Creative Activities x x
EDU 151a Creative Activities Lab x
EDU 153 Health, Safety & Nutrition x x x
EDU 154 Social/Emotion/Behavior Dev. x x
EDU 184 Practicum I
x
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities x x x
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers & Two's x x
EDU 235 School Age Dev. & Programs x x
EDU 251 Exploration Activities x x
EDU 251a Exploration Activities Lab x
EDU 259 Curriculum Planning x x
EDU 261 Early Childhood Administration I x x
EDU 262 Early Childhood Administration II x x
EDU 263 School-Age Program Administration x
EDU 271 Educational Technology x x
EDU 280 Language & Literacy Experiences x x
EDU 280a Language & Literacy Exp. Lab x
EDU 284 Practicum II x

Plan of Study

New Students: Before registering for classes you must complete the First Year Experience Orientation at CPCC! 

Beginning in Fall 2014, the following co-requisites apply:

  1. Students who have not completed college-level English courses must complete a placement test in English and Reading prior to registering for courses.
  2. Students may register for EDU 119 regardless of placement test scores.
  3. Students who place into ABLE or DRE 096 (Adult Basic Literacy Education or Developmental Reading and English 096) must complete those levels prior to taking any EDU course beyond EDU 119.
  4. Students who place into DRE 097 may take that class concurrently (as a co-requisite) with 100-level EDU classes but may not take any 200-level EDU classes until DRE 097 is complete.
  5. Students who place into DRE 098 may take that class concurrently (as a co-requisite) with any 200-level EDU class and may take any 100-level EDU classes without enrolling in a DRE class.


Note: New students who transfer from another college and have already taken college English do not have to take the English and Reading placement tests in order to meet the co-requisite requirements. Students must request that their transcript(s) be sent to Central Piedmont Community College Office of Student Records.

For assistance enrolling in DRE classes reserved for Early Childhood classes, please contact the Early Childhood Recruiter, at 704-330-4658.

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Credentials

What are Credentials?

To improve the quality of child care in North Carolina, the Division of Child Development has created credentials.

Credentials are awarded by the state after taking college courses.

1. For Lead Teachers – The North Carolina Early Childhood Credential (NCECC)
Students must earn a grade of C or better in EDU 119 (four semester credit hours) to earn the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential sometimes called “Credentials” or “Credentials 1 and 2. This is required to be a teacher in a child care center. Download an application using the link below.

NC Credential Form

Tutorial for completing the form.

2. For Administrators – The North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential (NCECAC)
Students must successfully complete two required components: administration coursework, and additional early childhood/child development coursework. Level I is the minimum level required by law for all child care administrators. Levels II and III are voluntary.

Course content and demonstrated competency (portfolio):
Level I: Six semester credit hours of administration coursework (two courses) plus seven semester credit hours of Early Childhood Education coursework.

Level II: Six semester credit hours of administration coursework (two courses) plus AAS degree in Early Childhood Education OR an Associate degree in any field plus 12 semester credit hours in Early Childhood.

Level III: Six semester credit hours of administration coursework (two courses) plus Bachelors degree in Early Childhood/Child Development OR a Bachelors degree in any field plus 18 semester credit hours in Early Childhood.

All administrative coursework must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Download the application for the Administrative Credential below:

Application for Administrative Credential

3. For Teachers of School-Age Children - The North Carolina School-Age Child Care Credential (NCSACCC)
Students must successfully complete (with a C or better) EDU 145 and EDU 235 OR EDU 145 and EDU 263. Download an application using the link below.

NC School Age Child Care Credential Application Form

Certificates

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