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Early Childhood Ed. (ECC) Certificate

30 Credit Career Certificate

This curriculum is designed for students wishing to prepare for entry-level positions in child care programs. It meets the minimal educational requirements established by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for an early childhood teacher who has obtained one year’s experience in a licensed center.

Requirements

First Semester

ECE 100Early Child Growth & Development

3

ECE 101Observation & Assessment / Children

3

ECE 105Health, Safety and Nutrition for Childre

3

ECE 110Introduction to Early Childhood Educatio

3

ECE 115Family,school & Community

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

ECE 120Language Arts for Children

3

ECE 125The Exceptional Child

3

 

ECE 202Math for Early Childhood

2

Or

MAT 120Math/Elem School Teachers I

4

Or

MAT 102General Education Mathematics

4

 

ENG 101Rhetoric I

3

PSY 101Intro to Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:15

NOTES:

Students must complete all ECE courses with a minimum grade of “C”.