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Career Studies Certificate

Early Childhood Education


Length: One semester

Purpose: The Career Studies Certificate in Early Childhood Education is designed to meet the qualification requirements of the Office of Head Start for teaching assistants. This statewide certificate is intended to align efforts in early childhood education programs aimed at increasing quality in programs serving young children. The certificate is open to all students including Head Start staff.

Program Requirements: The Career Studies Certificate in Early Childhood Education is open to all students with a high school diploma and proficiency in reading and writing. A background check is required prior to participation in CHD 165.

Course Number
Course Title
Lecture Hours
Lab Hours
Course Credits
First Semester
CHD 120Introduction to Early Childhood Education303
CHD 145Teaching Art, Music and Movement to Children223
CHD 165Observation and Participation in Early Childhood Settings143
CHD 205Guiding the Behaviors of Children303
SDV 108College Survival Skills101
HLT 135Child Health and Nutrition303
TOTAL12616

Total Minimum Credits for CSC in Early Childhood Education    16

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