Early Childhood Education - Academic Certificate

Curriculum Code: 241

Program Information
Designed to allow students to explore the field of Early Childhood Education before making a commitment to obtaining the A.A.S degree. All courses offered in the Academic Certificate may be applied to the A.A.S degree in Early Childhood Education.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate Certificate programs provide specific career skills development as well as the opportunity to test an area of interest, or enhance a degree program. Students who complete a certificate program can continue to obtain a degree.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Discuss the field of early childhood development. •Describe the formal structures that affect Early Childhood Education.


Gainful Employment Information:
http://www.cccnj.edu/ge/Early%20Childhood%20Education/GE%20- %20Early%20Childhood%20Education.html

Employment Opportunities:
Group teacher in a private child care facility or home day care setting

Program Requirements (27)
Credits
ED
106
Principles of ECE
3
ED
203
Language Development &
Emergent Literacy
3
ED
212
Books & Storytelling in ECE
3
ED
209
Child Health, Safety & Nutrition
3
ED
204
Creative Learning Experiences or
ED
201
Math, Science, & Technology in ECE
3
ED
205
Preschool Classroom Mgt. or
ED
103
Infant/Toddler Curriculum & Dev.
3
PY
101
General Psychology
3
PY
115
Child Development & Learning
3
Spanish Elective
3

General Education Requirements (6)
Credits
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3

Total Credits: (33)