Certificates

The Early Childhood Education Division offers 5 Certificates:

Click HERE to download a printable version of all available certificates.

1. Early Childhood Education Certificate with a Specialization in Early Childhood (C55220-C1)
Required Courses

EDU 119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (4 credits)
EDU 144 Child Development I (3 credits)
EDU 146 Child Guidance (3 credits)
EDU 151 Creative Activities (3 credits)
EDU 151a Creative Activities Lab (1 credit)
EDU 184  Practicum 1 - Early Childhood Intro Practicum (2 credits)
Total Credit Hours: 16

2. Early Childhood Education Certificate with a Specialization in Administration (C55220-C2)
Required Courses

EDU 131 Child, Family and Community (3 credits)
EDU 145 Child Development 2 (3 credits)
EDU 146 Child Guidance (3 credits)
EDU 153 Health, Safety and Nutrition (3 credits)
EDU 261 Early Childhood Administration I (3 credits)
EDU 262 Early Childhood Administration II (3 credits)
Total Credit Hours: 18

3.  School Age Care Certificate (C55450)

Required Courses
EDU 131 Child, Family and Community (3 credits)
EDU 145 Child Development II (3 credits)
EDU 146 Child Guidance (3 credits)
EDU 235 School-Age Development and Programs (3 credits)
EDU 263 School-Age Programs (2 credits)
EDU 158 Healthy Lifestyles - Youth (3 credits)
Total Credit Hours: 17

4.  Infant/Toddler Care Certificate (C55290)
Required Courses

EDU 119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (4 credits)
EDU 131 Child, Family and Community (3 credits)
EDU 144 Child Development 1 (3 credits)
EDU 153 Health, Safety and Nutrition (3 credits)
EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers and Twos (3 credits)
Total Credit Hours: 16

5. Beginnings in Early Childhood (C55220-C4) - for High School Juniors and Seniors ONLY
Required Courses

EDU 119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (4 credits)
EDU 144 Child Development I (3 credits)
EDU 146 Child Guidance (3 credits)
EDU 153 Health, Safety and Nutrition (3 credits)
Total Credit Hours:  13

How to Apply for a Certificate
To apply for one of the above certificates, follow the steps listed on the Graduation Office's Certificates page.  Certificate Completion Forms can be accessed via this site.

Applications for Graduation (Certificates or Degrees) may take up to two (2) months for processing.