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Early Childhood Education

Advanced Early Childhood Education Certificate
31 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0069

Courses for a Certificate:

Credit Hours

ECE 102 Child Growth and Development

3

ECE 104 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

4

ECE 106 Guidance of the Young Child

3

ECE 107 Observation and Assessment of the Young Child

3

ECE 108 Nutrition, Health and Safety for the Young Child

3

ECE 125 Play and Creative Expression for the Young Child

3

EGL 101 Composition I

3

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

One course from the following:

3

 

ECE 180 The Exceptional Child

3

 

ECE 226 Language Arts and Social Studies for the Young Child

3

 

ECE 227 Math and Science for the Young Child

3

One course from the following:

3-4

 

MAT 125 General Education Mathematics (Recommended)

4

 

MAT 129 Foundations of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II

3

 

MAT 131 Elementary Statistics (Recommended)

4


Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate:


31


Completion of this certificate can lead to obtaining the Illinois Early Care and Education Credential Level III. Contact the Early Childhood Education chair for details.

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IMPORTANT DATES


March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 13
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 16 -22
Spring Break.

March 23
Classes resume after Spring Break

March 25
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

March 29
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 8
Registration opens for fall 2015 semester.

May 14, 15
Evaluation Days.

May 15
Last day of student attendance.

May 18
First summer 2015 interim classes begin.

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