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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.

Also see
Early Childhood Education Department
Careers in Early Childhood Education
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February 14
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record*.

February 15
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 16
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

February 28
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 11
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 14 -20
Spring Break

March 21
Classes resume after Spring Break.

March 23
Registration opens for summer 2016 semester.

March 27
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 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.


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