Early Childhood Development Certificate
This one-year program prepares students for jobs in education, working with young children (birth to age eight) in preschools, elementary schools, child-care centers, and before- and after-school programs.
Students will learn to create supportive and challenging learning environments; observe and assess development; and implement a range of instructional strategies and curriculum for individual children. The program includes a practicum, allowing students to spend time observing and working in a school setting.
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Degree Requirements and Outcomes
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This major is eligible for G3 tuition assistance for qualified students.
Jobs in this field include director, assistant director, lead teacher, and assistant teacher.
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